Vernier Engineering Award

Vernier Engineering Award

About this Award

Vernier Software & Technology is committed to helping educators develop the next generation of engineers and scientists. To show our support, we are announcing the Vernier Engineering Award. This annual award will be presented to one educator who is innovatively using Vernier products to introduce engineering concepts or engineering practices with students.

The winner will receive $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier products, and $1,500 toward expenses to attend an upcoming National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA) STEM conference or an upcoming American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference.

Applications are due by February 15th each year. Information about the award recipient for 2021, and details for the 2022 Engineering Award will be posted in early March, 2021. 

2020 Award Winner


Current instructors from any STEM subject area in middle school, high school, or college who are using Vernier products with students to introduce engineering concepts or engineering practices are eligible to apply. Applicants may not have won previously at their school.


Applications will be judged on educators’ innovative and engaging project ideas, the engineering concepts or practices being taught, and the ease for other educators to replicate the project with their own students. A panel of judges comprised of educational professionals from Vernier Software & Technology will judge educator submissions.


Applications are accepted through February 15th each calendar year. Winners will receive a notification via email and will be announced in early March on the Vernier website and on Vernier social media channels.

Terms and Conditions
Instructors at eligible institutions may submit up to three entries. To be eligible, your institution must be properly accredited, located in the United States (or a DoDEA school), and have 50 or more students. Preschools, daycare centers, and home schools are not eligible. The application must be submitted by an employee at the institution who is 18 years of age or older. Technology awarded to the institution will be shipped only to the institution’s address and will become property of the institution.
How to Apply
    1. To apply, produce a video to showcase your engineering project. The video should briefly describe how you are using the Vernier products and what engineering concepts or practices are being taught using them. You should use the video to demonstrate to our judges the project or experiment in action. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. Please limit your video to 4 minutes or less and do not use copyrighted music.


    2. Complete our application form. The form includes a field for you to provide the shared link to your video that you have posted on YouTube or Vimeo.

      Note: application information about the 2022 Engineering Award will be posted in early March, 2021.