BEAVERTON, Ore., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vernier Software & Technology won two Stevie® Awards in the 2016 American Business AwardsSM. Vernier Graphical Analysis™ for Chrome™ was named a Gold Stevie Award winner in the New Product or Service of the Year – Education – Science Instructional Solution category, and Vernier's Three Levels of Customer Service Commitment won a Bronze Stevie Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year category.
"It is a great honor to be recognized by this leading awards program for both our exemplary product and our commitment to customer service," said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. "We work day in and day out to provide science and STEM educators with the robust resources and support they need to foster scientific discovery in the classroom."
Developed specifically for the Chrome operating system, the Vernier Graphical Analysis for Chrome app, which is available for free, enables students to use an extensive variety of Vernier sensors with Chromebooks™ to collect and share scientific data and to engage in hands-on learning as they perform investigations of science concepts. The app allows students to use the data to calculate statistics and perform curve fits. Students can also send experiment results to teachers, save work to Google Drive™ or export data to Plotly™ for further study.
Vernier's award-winning customer service is focused on three areas: timely communication, ongoing and robust professional development for customers, and quality product development. As part of this holistic approach, Vernier offers educators detailed tutorials, tech tip videos, sample experiments, an extensive Technical Information Library, webinars, in-person workshops, an impressive warranty and repair program and much more.
"We are passionate about providing our educators with the best customer experience possible, and we strive to equip them with the skills and techniques needed to immediately deliver quality science instruction to their students," said Wheeler. "Educators appreciate the fact that when they call Vernier, they talk to a former science teacher or curriculum developer. We understand teachers, because we've been there. Founded by a former physics teacher, our business practices are centered around educators' needs."
The American Business Awards is the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations—public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning "crowned," the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 20.
Additional details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2016 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been the leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 35 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 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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