Information about the 2014 contest will be available soon.
About this Award
Vernier Software & Technology is committed to helping educators develop the next generation of engineers and scientists. What better way than to combine Vernier sensors with NI LabVIEW software. With this powerful array of products, you can introduce STEM concepts, teach LabVIEW, and perform engineering labs. How are you using LabVIEW with Vernier sensors in your classroom?
To recognize creative teaching, Vernier Software & Technology is sponsoring a contest for high school and college teachers—one award will be granted for high school and one for college. Prizes will include $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier technology, and $1,500 toward expenses to attend the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Instructors interested in this contest should submit a written project summary and a video showing their creative solution for using Vernier sensors with NI LabVIEW software in the classroom.
Each award will consist of $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier technology, and $1,500 toward expenses to attend the 2013 ASEE conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Two awards will be given – one for high school and one for college.
Current teachers of engineering or STEM in high school or college are eligible to apply. Applicants must have used Vernier sensors and National Instruments LabVIEW software in their classroom instruction.
Applications will be judged on innovative ideas, engineering or STEM teaching objectives, and the ability for others to implement the project in their classroom. A panel of judges comprised of educational professionals from Vernier Software & Technology will score applications.
Applications are accepted through January 15, 2013. Winners will receive notification via email and will be announced March 11, 2013 on the Vernier web site and Facebook page.
Terms and Conditions
Teachers at eligible schools may submit up to three entries. To be eligible, your school must be state accredited, located in the United States (including DoDEA schools), and have 50 or more students. Schools serving grades K–12, as well as post-secondary undergraduate college departments are eligible. Preschools, daycare centers, and home schools are not eligible. The application must be submitted by an employee at the school who is 18 years of age or older. Technology awarded to the school will be shipped only to the school address and will become property of the school.
How to Apply
- Produce a video showcasing your use of Vernier products with LabVIEW. This video should briefly describe the hardware and materials being used and demonstrate the project or experiment in action.
- Complete the online application form. The application will include a space for you to provide a link to your video posted on the web (e.g., YouTube).
Go to Contest Application