Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the annual Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. The 2014 awards program will recognize up to seven educators—one elementary teacher, two
middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—who promote the innovative use of data-collection technology.
Prizes include $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier products, and up to $1,500 toward expenses to attend the 2014 NSTA National Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Award recipients will be chosen based on their application, which is judged by a panel of
NSTA-appointed experts. All applications must be submitted by November 30, 2013.
The Vernier/NSTA awards program allows Vernier to recognize STEM educators who are using data-collection technology with their students in truly engaging and innovative ways. Last year’s winning entries encompassed a wide range of data-collection activities, including the investigation of the pH found in different cakes and chemical reactions, the creation of control boxes for underwater remotely-operated vehicles, the design of biological buffers for water treatment, and the exploration of environmental radiation and its effects on cellular growth.