BEAVERTON, Oregon, November 2, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will be accepting applications for the 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards until December 15. This annual awards program recognizes 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 in the science classroom.
Each winner will be chosen by a panel of NSTA-appointed experts and 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 Atlanta, GA on March 15–18, 2018. All current K–12 and college science and STEM educators are eligible and encouraged to apply by the December 15, 2017 deadline.
“Year after year, we are so impressed by the innovative ways teachers are using data-collection technology in their classrooms,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “This annual awards program provides a great way to highlight these innovative uses and recognize those educators for their creative approach to engaging students in meaningful, hands-on learning.”
Last year’s Vernier/NSTA Technology Award winners used data-collection technology in a variety of ways, including investigating renewable and nonrenewable energy resources, studying the impact of wind turbines on a native bird species, determining the impact of atmospheric CO2 levels on asthma rates, and more.
For more information and to prepare your 2018 entry, visit http://www.vernier.com/grants/nsta/.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has led the innovation of scientific data-collection technology for 36 years. Vernier was founded by a former physics teacher and employs educators at all levels of the organization. The company is committed to teachers and to developing creative ways to teach and learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With worldwide distribution to over 140 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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