- September 27, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
TOPEKA — Software developers at Kansas State University that created a data management system used by the federal government and dozens of states to track nutrition education programs formed a company to further commercialize the web-based tool.
The College of Education developed the university-patented Program Evaluation and Reporting System, or PEARS, in collaboration with K-State research and Extension in 2015. Program evaluation data can be entered into PEARS in real time, which allows education professionals and extension administrators to make timely decisions about nutrition program progress, implementation and impact.
Ernie Minton, dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension, said success of PEARS “will undoubtedly pave the way for other technical innovations coming out of K-State.”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture selected PEARS last year as its national…