Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Implement Adaptation of Fourier's NOVA5000(TM) Data Loggers and Probeware

Mar 10, 2011, 12:28 ET from Fourier Systems Ltd.

ORLAND PARK, Illinois and ARMONK, New York, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourier Education (FourierEDU.com), a global pioneer in the science education technology industry, and It's About Time, Fourier's US distributor and a leading educational publisher of middle and high school inquiry-based science and math programs, announced today, that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools of North Carolina has implemented Fourier's NOVA5000(TM) data loggers and probeware. One of America's 25 largest school systems, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is nationally known for its commitment to providing students with an advanced and enriching learning environment.

Fourier's digital science labs will be distributed to 24 high schools, as well as several middle schools throughout the district beginning the fourth quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.

"We are excited to introduce the NOVA data loggers and probeware into our science classrooms and are certain they will have a positive impact on the way in which our students relate to science. Fourier's equipment was chosen because it includes advanced data loggers and probes, as well as very user-friendly data analysis software - a total science education solution for our students and teachers," said Cindy Moss, Director of PreK-12 STEM for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

"This adoption by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will not only enhance the ability of students to experience science, but more so, give them the tools with which to apply their acquired knowledge in everyday life," said Tom Laster, President of It's About Time. "The synergy of Fourier's data loggers, probeware, data analysis software and curriculum content create a rich and comprehensive science education solution."

"We are extremely pleased to be a part of this wonderful initiative that will engage, energize and excite students in learning about science," said Ken Zwiebel, CEO of Fourier Systems. "Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has a national reputation for education leadership and innovation and as such, it has selected the best available science education solution for the benefit of their students for years to come."

For more information about Fourier's comprehensive science education solutions, contact It's About Time, http://www.its-about-time.com.

About Fourier Systems:

A privately held company established in 1989, Fourier Systems has grown to become a worldwide leader in the field of science education technology. Our products include compact portable data logging devices, a full suite of analysis software, more than 65 sensors and the flagship Nova5000TM solution for student science laboratories. Fourier's products automate and simplify the way data is gathered, analyzed and shared, thus reducing time-consuming data logging tasks to a minimum. Together with a wealth of curriculum materials, Fourier provides a comprehensive, cost-effective solution for teaching science that can make computerized science laboratories a reality in schools worldwide.

About It's About Time:

It's About Time is a leading educational publisher of middle and high school inquiry-based science and math programs supported by the National Science Foundation.

It's About Time's project-driven programs increase student achievement because they motivate and engage, develop critical thinking, give students the skills to work collaboratively, and the ability to apply what they have learned.

It's About Time's goal is to support educators with an approach to learning that will make it easier for the teacher to inspire all students to achieve and be prepared for the 21st century.

    For more information:

    Fourier Systems:
    Brian DeSoto
    Director of US Sales
    +1-708-364-9500
    brian@Fourier-sys.com

    It's About Time:
    John Nordland
    Director of Marketing / Creative Director
    1-888-698-TIME (8463)
    jrnordland@herffjones.com

SOURCE Fourier Systems Ltd.