Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the 2016 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. Seven educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—will be awarded for their innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, tablet, or other handheld device in the science classroom.
Chosen by a panel of NSTA-appointed experts, 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 Nashville, TN on March 31, 2016–April 3, 2016. All current K–12 and college science teachers are eligible and encouraged to apply by the November 30, 2015 deadline.
“The annual Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards provide a great opportunity for science and STEM teachers to showcase how they engage students in hands-on learning through innovative data-collection investigations,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and former physics teacher. “Teachers not only get an opportunity to share their best practices with fellow educators, they have the chance to win prizes that can further enhance their teaching.”
Last year’s Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards winners used data-collection technology for a wide range of investigations, including collecting data from gardens, creating biofiltration units, analyzing wavelengths of various instruments, exploring the effects of chemicals on living yeast cells, and more.
For more information and to prepare your 2016 entry, visit http://www.vernier.com/grants/nsta/.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 34 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 data loggers are used by educators and students from elementary school to University. Vernier 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). The Vernier business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit http://www.vernier.com.
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