In recent years, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence has opened up new vistas in almost every sphere of our lives including education. These technological wonders have given wings to the world of education to fly higher and explore newer horizons of success. It has made its way to the classrooms near you to make learning more interesting, personalized, and full of amazement for the learners. Querium brings in such a Virtual Tutor, which employs AI technology to mimic the skills of great tutors and teachers. Founded in January 2013 in Austin, TX, Querium helps teens and adult learners to master critical STEM skills, enabling them to achieve their college and career goals. StepWise Virtual Tutor, the key technology of the company provides students with low-cost, 24*7 access to the STEM training needed to succeed in their course and beyond. Read more.
Querium Corporation, developer of the artificial intelligence-based StepWise Virtual Tutor software, announced today that it has raised $3.2 million in Series B funding led by previous investor Wild Basin Investments. 80% of the funds comes from previous investors including Ingram Content Group, Crossfire Holdings, and SustainVC, bringing Querium’s total financing to $4 million. Timed with the investment, EdTech industry veteran Jamie Caras has joined the Querium Board of Directors. Dr. Caras brings extensive experience in the education technology industry from his former roles as Chief Product Officer at Macmillan Learning and Founder and President of Sapling Learning. “I am honored to join the Querium Board and be part of this innovative company poised to make a dramatic impact on student learning,” said Caras. “I am excited about Querium’s mission to help all students feel successful through personalized and data-driven feedback using highly scalable technology.”
In 2016, Austin businesses continued to thrive while the city earned national recognition again as a top city in the country for startup vitality. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT and virtual reality companies gained momentum last year alongside the usual Austin staples in software and healthtech. We’ve carefully selected 50 local startups — all less than five years old — that have been generating buzz. Some are in their infancy while others have already experienced significant user growth, but you’ll want to keep an eye out for them in 2017. Read more.
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is awarded to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process at the state level. Read complete press release. Patty has been teaching mathematics at Kealing Middle School for 18 years. She currently teaches Algebra I, Algebra II, and an elective she created called Math in the Arts. She also works with Querium to develop the artificial intelligence that provides adaptive tutoring and student problem solving analytics for teachers. Patty transformed her classroom using the flipped learning model, creating an environment where students learn that perseverance and hard work will be rewarded with improved confidence in their problem solving abilities and a deep understanding of mathematics. Read more.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program at the Institute of Education Sciences (ED/IES SBIR) has served as a catalyst for the research and development of innovative technology that seeks to transform how and where students learn. In 2016, the program continues to be recognized for spurring innovation, with five companies winning national awards and recognition for their ED/IES SBIR-developed technologies. Read more.
Technology has shaped many aspects of our daily lives, but bringing those advancements to the education sector takes dedication. These edtech companies can improve life for students in the classroom, help administrators upgrade courses, allow teachers to track students and even provide continuing education to those who are looking for a career change. These 12 companies are dedicated to bringing powerful technology to education, helping tomorrow’s leaders learn with today’s tools. Read more.