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Daylene Long Christine Allman
Vernier Software & Technology KEH Communications
Calling All STEM Educators: Applications Now Open for the 2014 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards
Seven educators to receive prizes valued at $5,500 for demonstrating innovative uses of data-collection technology in the classroom
BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 24, 2013 – Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the annual Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. This year’s awards will recognize and reward seven educators – one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator – for their innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, LabQuest, graphing calculator or other handheld device in the science classroom.
Selected by a panel of experts appointed by the NSTA, each winner will receive $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier products, and up to $1,500 toward expenses to attend the annual NSTA National Conference in Boston, MA. All current K-12 and college science teachers are encouraged to apply by the November 30, 2013 deadline.
“From elementary grade levels to college, there are so many innovative ways data-collection technology can be used in the classroom to engage students in scientific discovery,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier. “The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards provide a great opportunity for STEM educators to be recognized and rewarded for their best practice teaching examples.”
Last year’s Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards winners used data-collection technology for a wide range of investigations, including measuring pH, monitoring nitrate levels, investigating muscle function and neuromuscular reflexes, and more.
For more information and to prepare your 2014 entry, visit
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 32 years. Focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Vernier is dedicated to developing creative ways to teach and learn using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With world-wide distribution to over 130 countries, Vernier products are used by educators and students from elementary school to college. Vernier’s technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, build students’ critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Vernier’s business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit www.vernier.com.
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