NSF Awards Speak Agent Phase II SBIR

Last night the National Science Foundation notified us of a two-year Phase II SBIR grant award that will fund further research and development of our digital platform for academic language learning, especially for English Language Learners (ELLs). The grant...

Speak Agent Selected as Finalist for DAI Innovation Into Action Challenge

DAI, a global development company, selected Speak Agent as a Finalist for its USAID-funded Innovation into Action Challenge. Speak Agent was among nine finalists selected from a field of nearly 300 entrants. Speak Agent is working with DAI and USAID to find a...

May 04, 2016 | Ben Grimley | Speak Agent News

NSF Phase One R&D Shows Results

In January we issued our final report to the National Science Foundation for Phase I SBIR award IIP-1448520. This NSF grant supported development of many of the features you see today with Speak Agent's academic language and vocabulary learning platform,...

January 15, 2016 | Ben Grimley | Speak Agent News

TEDCO Invests in Speak Agent's Academic Language Platform

Today the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) invested $100,000 in Speak Agent, Inc. through its Technology Commercialization Fund. TEDCO is an independent entity originally founded by the Maryland General Assembly that makes early-stage...

October 23, 2015 | Ben Grimley | Speak Agent News

Speak Agent Begins Beta Testing

The Speak Agent beta program is now live with select Maryland, DC and Virginia public and private schools serving grades K to 8. The invitation-only beta test supports ESL/ESOL and dual-language academic vocabulary instruction with customizable digital...

October 22, 2015 | Ben Grimley | Speak Agent News

Visual language can be processed like written and spoken language

A team of researchers from Dalhousie University, Georgetown University, University of Geneva and University of Rochester today published the results of the first study to directly compare how brain systems engaged by sign language differ from those used for...

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