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AAPT Winter Meeting 2023

Vernier Science Education is honored to partner with physics educators to encourage scientific curiosity in all students.

At a Glance


Dinner at Vernier Science Education

Bus Pick Up:
Monday, January 16, 5:45 P.M. PST
Hilton Portland Downtown

Bus Return:
Monday, January 16, 8:30 P.M. PST
Vernier Science Education

Join us for dinner and drinks at our office from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 16! Tour our office, take a trip down memory lane in the Vernier museum, and engage with interactive displays featuring some of our favorite probes and sensors. You can also ride the Vernier slide, search for treasures in the scratch-and-dent area, and even take home a gift!

Map of Vernier Office for AAPT Dinner 2023

Map of the Vernier Office

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Tour starts here

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Food & Dinner

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Soda Fountain and Ice Machine

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Restroom - Women's

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Restroom - Men's

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Force Plate demo

Two Force Plates Demo

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Thermal Cameras

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Vernier Museum

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The Slide

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VR Sandbox

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Learn with Us


Python, VPython, and Web VPython with Vernier sensors

11:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. PST

Studio Suite

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Join Dave Vernier on Sunday as he demonstrates how to use Python®, VPython, and Web VPython with Vernier sensors—and get a chance to try some programming. Gain hands-on experience by bringing your own computer and collecting data with one of our Go Direct® sensors!

Visit Our Booth

Visit booth 12A to interact with some of our favorite Vernier products and experiments. These solutions help boost student engagement and foster hands-on physics learning.

Sensor Carts

The wireless Go Direct Sensor Cart includes an optical encoder on a wheel to sense the displacement of the cart, on or off the track.  Students can perform impulse and momentum experiments with the built-in force sensor, and the 3-axis accelerometer means you can take your Sensor Cart off campus to investigate accelerations on a swing or merry-go-round. 

Python Coding Demo

Go Direct Force and Acceleration includes a ±50 N force sensor, a 3-axis accelerometer, and a 3-axis gyroscope. Take it on an amusement park ride, mount it on a dynamics cart, or attach a string and whirl it in a horizontal or vertical circle—in wireless mode, your imagination is the only limiting factor!

Python Coding Demo

The Go Direct Motion Detector uses ultrasound to measure the position, velocity, and acceleration of moving objects. The compact design and wireless capability of this motion detector eliminate the concern of a dangling cable getting in the way.

Python Coding Demo

Your students can communicate in Python to LabQuest sensors that are connected to a LabQuest interface—combining a powerful dataacquisition device and sensor input with Python. For LabQuest and Python, we offer support for Windows and macOS. 

Python Coding Demo

The Go Direct Light and Color Sensor is a powerful and versatile light sensor that measures light in the visible to ultraviolet electromagnetic spectrum. An RGB color sensor detects relative contributions of primary colors in light.

Python Coding Demo

Collect acceleration, rotation, and altitude data in the classroom or in the field. This 3-axis acceleration sensor has two acceleration ranges plus an altimeter and a 3-axis gyroscope. An additional channel measures the angle of the sensor’s long axis.

Centripetal Force Apparatus with Moment of Inertia

When students use the Go Direct Centripetal Force Apparatus with a Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor, they can conduct a variety of rotational dynamics investigations with a single experiment setup. This combination easily measures angular velocity and centripetal force and acceleration without the hassle of wires.


The Go Direct Voltage Probe combines a wide input voltage range and high precision, making it an excellent choice for lab investigations of both AC/DC circuits and electromagnetism. Use this differential probe to measure the voltage in simple circuits, to study basic principles of electrochemical cells, or to investigate the resistivity of different metals.


Measure electric currents in circuits with this versatile sensor. The Go Direct Current Probe connects wirelessly via Bluetooth® or wired via USB to your device. The wireless connection eliminates additional cables that can clutter the lab bench.


The Vernier Circuit Board 2 is a convenient platform for circuit labs, from basic series and parallel circuits to RLC circuits. Many components are provided for experimentation, and additional components can be added to expand the capability of this useful board.


Reveal the hidden world of infrared vision. When used with our Vernier Thermal Analysis® Plus app, students can also collect temperature vs. time data for up to four spots or regions, along with a thermal image video.


Vernier Graphical Analysis Pro enables students to form critical connections between abstract scientific ideas and the real world. With this easy-to-use app, students can visualize the data they collect via nearly any Vernier sensor and interact with that data on every desktop or mobile device commonly found in today’s classrooms. 


The Vernier Video Analysis app brings video analysis to your students in an easy-to-use, streamlined application. Students can design their own scientific investigations, record videos, and then analyze the motion. This app brings video analysis to all your students regardless of device—it even works with Chromebooks!

Meet the Team

Dave Vernier

Co-President and Co-Founder

Christine Vernier

Co-President and Co-Founder

Fran Poodry

Director of Physics

Dr. John Gastineau

Staff Scientist

Josh Ence

Engineering Educational Technology Specialist

Tom Smith

Engineering Educational Technology Specialist

Jake Hopkins

Director of Technical Support

David Carter

Technical Support Consultant

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