BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the 2017 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. 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 Los Angeles, CA on March 30, 2017–April 2, 2017. All current K–12 and college science and STEM educators are eligible and encouraged to apply by the November 30, 2016 deadline.
"We are committed to supporting teachers in providing students with engaging, hands-on STEM education," said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. "The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards recognize teachers for their innovative teaching practices and award them with equipment, cash, and professional learning so they can further expand their use of data-collection technology in the classroom."
Last year's Vernier/NSTA Technology Award winners used data-collection technology for a wide range of investigations, including studying weather patterns, monitoring water quality at a nearby lake, exploring pollution in ponds and natural waterways, researching ants and termites, and more.
For more information and to prepare your 2017 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 35 years. Vernier was founded by a former physics teacher, current Co-President David Vernier, and hires 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 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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