Vernier Software & Technology was recently named the recipient of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Partners for Progress and Prosperity (P3) Award for the Northwest region. The award encourages and recognizes successful and exemplary partnerships between industry, academia, government, small business and/or other organizations – including ACS local sections, ACS divisions, ACS international chapters – that impact outcomes in one or more of the following categories:
Improving the public perception and appreciation for chemistry
Promoting career advancement opportunities and/or supporting entrepreneurship in the chemistry enterprise
Advancing advocacy efforts with government and other thought leaders
Supporting STEM education and/or research
Vernier was recognized in part for its relationship with the Portland section of ACS and its support of ACS programming for national ACS meetings, the Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM), and local section meetings. The company was also recognized for its local and national support of science and math teachers through its workshops, technical support for equipment, and consistent development of useful technology for teaching students with hands-on experiments.
Vernier will be formally recognized at the 2016 ACS NORM being held this June in Anchorage, Alaska.
The Stevie Awards recognized Vernier’s outstanding customer service with a bronze medal for “Customer Service Department of the Year,” and they awarded our app, Graphical Analysis for Chrome, with a gold medal for “Education Product of the Year.” Vernier competed with businesses in every industry across the country for this honor.
Vernier was proud to sponsor this year’s Inspiring Science Education (ISE) Learning Scenarios Competition, a European-based award recognizing teachers who create the most innovative and inspiring lessons and scenarios for others to use based on the tools, resources, and materials available on the Inspiring Science Education Portal.
Panagiota Argyri, a science teacher at Evangeliki Model High School in Smyrna, Greece, won with her “Climate change” entry. The two runners-up were Beatriz Padín from Colexio M. Peleteiro in Spain with her “Una bola de demolición llena de energía” entry and Henna Anunti from Valtari Upper Comprehensive School in Finland for her “Signs of Seasons – Winter Case Study” entry.
Vince English, CEO of Vernier Europe, announced the winners at the recent Inspiring Science Education International Conference in Greece.