Vernier Software & Technology sponsors a contest for educators who innovatively use Vernier sensors to introduce engineering concepts to their students. The prizes for the contest winner include $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier technology, and $1,500 toward expenses to attend either the Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), or the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference.

Congratulations to the 2020 Winner!

David Carter
Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas

David Carter, an instructor at Kansas State University, Engineering Extension, uses wind energy to introduce middle school, high school, and college students to engineering and design concepts. This includes a statewide challenge, a STEM summer institute, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 101, and an “Energy Library” for Kansas K–12 schools.

Honorable Mentions

Berkeley Gadbaw
Catlin Gable School in Portland, Oregon

Berkeley Gadbaw, an instructor at Catlin Gable School in Portland, Oregon, has her eighth-grade science students design a hot pack and perform an optional coding challenge.

Rachel Arbor
Altona Middle School in Longmont, Colorado

Rachel Arbor, a teacher at Altona Middle School in Longmont, Colorado, encourages student collaboration through a project designing functional water wheels for different countries.

Learn more about the Vernier Engineering Contest and submit an online application.