This post originally appeared on the Nexus Louisiana blog.
Local tech startup Directed Analytics recently received good news: The National Science Foundation (NSF) selected the team’s proposal for a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research and development grant and is awarding $256,000 to fund core product research.
The tech startup, led by CEO Jody Mitchell, aims to develop a system that educational organizations such as school districts and higher ed programs can use to help students with developmental disabilities increase their employability skills.
Receiving this award empowers the team to move forward with developing the product. In addition to Mitchell, that team includes Michael Faggella-Luby, core faculty in the Alice Neeley Special Education Research & Service Institute at Texas Christian University, which Directed Analytics partnered with when submitting the NSF proposal and Derrick Wesley, educational program director for Directed Analytics and former transition specialist.