The Vernier LabQuest Stream™ is now shipping. This brand new wireless and USB sensor interface expands data-collection possibilities in science and STEM classrooms by allowing students to collect scientific data from multiple sensors with a mobile device, Chromebook™, or computer.
“Today it’s even easier for students to experiment and gather scientific data in real time by using Vernier’s newest equipment, like Vernier’s LabQuest Stream sensor interface. With it, teachers can purchase and plug in the right sensors for whatever type of student lab they’ve designed and assigned.”
LabQuest Stream’s five sensor ports are compatible with a wide array of Vernier sensors for conducting multi-variable experiments and data-logging activities. Students can use LabQuest Stream with Vernier Graphical Analysis™ apps, Logger Pro, and Logger Lite software to collect and analyze data.
Vernier Software & Technology was recently named the recipient of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Partners for Progress and Prosperity (P3) Award for the Northwest region. The award encourages and recognizes successful and exemplary partnerships between industry, academia, government, small business and/or other organizations – including ACS local sections, ACS divisions, ACS international chapters – that impact outcomes in one or more of the following categories:
Improving the public perception and appreciation for chemistry
Promoting career advancement opportunities and/or supporting entrepreneurship in the chemistry enterprise
Advancing advocacy efforts with government and other thought leaders
Supporting STEM education and/or research
Vernier was recognized in part for its relationship with the Portland section of ACS and its support of ACS programming for national ACS meetings, the Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM), and local section meetings. The company was also recognized for its local and national support of science and math teachers through its workshops, technical support for equipment, and consistent development of useful technology for teaching students with hands-on experiments.
Vernier will be formally recognized at the 2016 ACS NORM being held this June in Anchorage, Alaska.
The Stevie Awards recognized Vernier’s outstanding customer service with a bronze medal for “Customer Service Department of the Year,” and they awarded our app, Graphical Analysis for Chrome, with a gold medal for “Education Product of the Year.” Vernier competed with businesses in every industry across the country for this honor.
Vernier was proud to sponsor this year’s Inspiring Science Education (ISE) Learning Scenarios Competition, a European-based award recognizing teachers who create the most innovative and inspiring lessons and scenarios for others to use based on the tools, resources, and materials available on the Inspiring Science Education Portal.
Panagiota Argyri, a science teacher at Evangeliki Model High School in Smyrna, Greece, won with her “Climate change” entry. The two runners-up were Beatriz Padín from Colexio M. Peleteiro in Spain with her “Una bola de demolición llena de energía” entry and Henna Anunti from Valtari Upper Comprehensive School in Finland for her “Signs of Seasons – Winter Case Study” entry.
Vince English, CEO of Vernier Europe, announced the winners at the recent Inspiring Science Education International Conference in Greece.
The new Vernier Pressure Sensor 400 is one small step up in price, but one giant leap in performance. With an exceptional operational temperature range, and secure metal fittings makes the Vernier Pressure Sensor 400 is a serious tool for high school and college experiments in chemistry, biology, physics, and environmental science.
Vernier hosted its first employee volunteer fair during National Volunteer Week. Local non-profit organizations committed to animal welfare, the arts, education, health, and human services graciously attended Tuesday’s fair.
The goal of the fair was to motivate and excite Vernier employees to help improve our community through volunteer work. Vernier employees are given a dedicated monthly amount of paid volunteers hours. These hours have been used with wonderful organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and the Audubon Society of Portland.
In a recent review in its publication, School Science Review, the Association for Science Education (ASE) praises our Dynamics Cart and Track System with Motion Encoder for its ability to produce noise-free, position-time data. The article also highlights the option to analyze the data with our Logger Pro data-collection software or LabQuest App, both of which are “excellent and very easy to use.”
The Dynamics Cart and Track System with Motion Encoder (formerly known as the Motion Encoder System), recommended for high school and college classrooms, is a complete, revolutionary dynamics system with carts, track, and associated hardware, including a new optical motion encoder to record cart position. Recent updates to the system include an entirely redesigned cart that makes it easier than ever to attach a sensor or increase mass. The plunger cart also features a super-elastic trigger button that allows for a host of new collision types.
School Science Review—a quarterly periodical distributed to ASE members, university libraries, and education centers worldwide—featured the review in its March 2016 edition.