Vernier Software & Technology sponsors a contest for educators who innovatively use Vernier sensors to introduce engineering concepts or engineering practices to their students. The prizes for the winners include $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier technology, and $1,500 toward expenses to attend either the NSTA STEM conference or the ASEE conference.

Congratulations to the 2018 Winners!

Chris Berg, a science, engineering, and math teacher at Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, California, created a framework to investigate collisions using our Dual-Range Force Sensor, a cart and track system, and student-designed 3D-printed bumpers. Berg aligned the activity with NGSS HS-PS2-3 (Apply science and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision.).

Tate Rector, an engineering and Project Lead The Way teacher at Beebe Junior High in Beebe, Arkansas, had his students define a problem facing their school or community, and determine a solution. The students used the engineering design process to develop an automated lighting system that activates when someone enters a crosswalk in a dark portion of the school’s parking lot.

Honorable mention goes to

Jen Rushing, a teacher at Central Coast New Tech High in Nipomo, California, had her physics students incorporate the Digital Control Unit and Vernier sensors into the design of their Rube Goldberg machines.

See details about the contest and videos of the winning entries »