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2018 Winners of the Vernier $5,500 Engineering Grant

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 »

Vernier Engineering Award

Win a $5,500 Award from Vernier

Are you using Vernier sensors to introduce engineering concepts or engineering practices to your students? Maybe you are reading Vernier sensors with Scratch to introduce programming, controlling digital outputs with Logger Pro software, integrating NGSS engineering practices, or using your Vernier sensors with a robotics platform such as LEGO®, VEX®, or Arduino. Tell us about how you are using Vernier technology in your classroom or lab and you could win one of two $5,500 awards (one for middle school and one for high school)! Each award consists of $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier technology, and $1,500 toward expenses to attend either the 2018 NSTA STEM Forum or the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference.

See the complete rules, examples from past winners, and an online application »

Vernier Sponsors 2018 NABT Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award

Each year, Vernier sponsors the NABT Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award. The award includes $500 toward travel to the NABT Professional Development Conference and $1,000 in Vernier equipment. Applications for the 2018 award will be available on the NABT website soon after the November conference, and the deadline for submission is March 15, 2018.

Learn more about this award and apply today!

Applications Open for 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the annual Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. The 2018 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 2018 NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Award recipients are chosen based on their application, which is judged by a panel of NSTA-appointed experts. All applications must be submitted by December 15, 2017.

Learn more about the award, past winners, and how to apply »

Grant Opportunity for the 2017 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest

As part of our commitment to rainforest education and professional development, Amazon Rainforest Workshops and Vernier Software and Technology are pleased to offer a $1,000 AP* Environmental Science Grant to join the 2017 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest. The Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest is a life-changing, cross-curricular professional development workshop for in which educators learn instructional approaches and protocols while exploring one of the world’s most important natural resources – the Amazon Rainforest.

We are seeking an AP Environmental Science educator applicant who demonstrates a strong commitment to bringing the Amazon experience and Vernier data collection technology back to their classroom in very tangible ways and sharing their experience with future academy participants and the Vernier Software & Technology network. Please download a complete syllabus and learn more about the Academy goals and objectives prior to completing your application.

Applications are evaluated by a panel of past participants and members of the Amazon Rainforest Workshops advisory board. The application deadline is March 7, 2017. Applicants will be notified of results no later than March 15, 2017.

Complete the grant application »

For questions, please contact Christa Dillabaugh, Director of Amazon Rainforest Workshops, at christa@amazonworkshops.com

* AP and Advanced Placement Program are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in and does not endorse this grant.

Vernier Engineering Award

Win a $5,500 Award from Vernier

Are your students using Vernier sensors in the engineering design process? Maybe you are challenging your students to control digital output based on sensor input. Perhaps your students are writing NI LabVIEW or ROBOTC® code to read a Vernier sensor from a robotics platform such as LEGO®, VEX®, or Arduino. Tell us about how you are using Vernier technology in your classroom or lab and you could win one of two $5,500 awards (one for middle school and one for high school)!

Each award consists of $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier technology, and $1,500 toward expenses to attend either the 2017 NSTA STEM Forum or the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference. See complete rules, examples from past winners, and an online application »

Vernier Sponsors NABT Ecology/ Environmental Science Teaching Award

Each year, Vernier sponsors the NABT Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award. The award includes $500 toward travel to the NABT Professional Development Conference and $1,000 of Vernier equipment. Applications for the 2016 Award will be available on the NABT website soon after the November conference, and the deadline for submission is March 15, 2016.

Learn more about NABT Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award »

Win a $5,500 Engineering Award from Vernier

Tell us how you are using Vernier sensors in the classroom to teach engineering concepts and engineering practices, and you could win one of three $5,500 awards (one for middle school, one for high school, and one for college).

Are your students using Vernier sensors in the engineering design process? Maybe you are challenging your students to control digital output based on sensor input. Are you testing trusses and building bridges? Perhaps your students are writing NI LabVIEW or ROBOTC® code to read a Vernier sensor from a robotics platform such as LEGO®, VEX®, or Arduino. Tell us about it so that you might win!

Each award will consist of $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier technology, and $1,500 toward expenses to attend either the 2016 NSTA STEM conference or the 2016 ASEE conference.

For complete rules, examples from past winners, and to submit an online application, go to the Vernier Engineering Contest »

Vernier Sponsors NABT Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award

Each year, Vernier sponsors the NABT Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award. The award includes $1,000 toward travel to the NABT Professional Development Conference and $500 of Vernier equipment. Applications for the 2015 Award will be available on the NABT website soon after the November conference, and the deadline for submission is March 15, 2015.

Details can be found at www.vernier.com/grants/nabt

Win a $5,500 Engineering Award from Vernier

Tell us how you are using Vernier sensors in the classroom to teach engineering concepts and engineering practices, and you could win one of three $5,500 awards (one for middle school, one for high school, and one for college).

Read more »

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