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Calling All Science Educators: Vernier Launches Spring 2013 Data-Collection Workshop Series

Free, hands-on training helps science educators integrate data-collection technology into their science curriculum

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 9, 2013 – Starting this February, Vernier Software & Technology will host more than 30 free, hands-on workshops to help science and STEM educators integrate data-collection technology into their science curriculum. During each four-hour workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with dozens of hardware and software titles from Vernier’s award-winning line of computer and handheld data-acquisition technology.

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Vernier at the White House for Changing the Equation Event

Dave and Christine Vernier join President Obama at the White House for the Change the Equation event, an initiative to “cultivate widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).”

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Students Address Environmental Issues and Solutions In the Classroom and In the Field

Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry’ lab book uses data collection-technology to look at local issues and solutions

Beaverton, OR –– March 10, 2007 –– Global warming and renewable energy are top of mind with scientists and the media today. Educators can bring these and other environmental issues to students with the lab book “Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry” by Vernier Software & Technology.

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Students Address Environmental Issues and Solutions In the Classroom and In the Field

New “Ciencias con lo Mejor de Vernier” Book Presents the Best Science Learning Activities from Vernier

Lab book supports Spanish-speaking science education

Beaverton, OR –March 8 – Science and math teachers have a new lab book, Ciencias con lo Mejor de Vernier (Science with the Best from Vernier), to help them conduct hands-on inquiry-based experiments for Spanish-speaking middle and high school students. Published by Vernier International, the international division of Vernier Software & Technology, the book contains 42 lab activities covering core topics in biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics and water quality.

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2007 Technology Award Winners

Vernier/NSTA 2007 Technology Award

We are pleased to announce the 2007 Vernier/NSTA Technology Award Winners. The winners are awarded for their innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom.

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Elementary
Wendy Smith
3rd Grade Teacher
Klem Road South Elementary School
Webster, NY

Middle School
Michael Breslow
7th Grade Science Teacher, NBCT
Belhaven Middle School
Linwood, NJ

Thomas Eddy
Science Teacher
Green Lake School District
Green Lake, WI

High School
Timothy Couillard
Teacher
James River High School
Midlothian, VA

Michael Liebl
Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics Instructor
Mount Michael Benedictine School
Elkhorn, NE

Brent Osborn
Science Teacher
North Central High School
Spokane, WA

College
James “Tiger” Gordon
Professor of Chemistry
Central Methodist University
Fayette, MO

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Reading, ‘Riting, ‘Rithmatic . . . Robotics

AUSTIN, TX – NIWeek – August 8, 2006 – Today LEGO Education announced a collaboration with four leading industry and academic experts that will bring robotics to the forefront of education worldwide.

Focusing on the latest in LEGO Education robotics, LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education, the collaboration will partner LEGO Education with National Instruments, Tufts University Center for Engineering Education Outreach (CEEO), Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Academy, and Vernier Software & Technology to produce a continuum of robotics sets, programming software, sensors, and curriculum aimed at helping students learn essential science, technology, engineering, and math concepts. To view the press conference on this collaboration, please go here.

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Vernier Introduces New Multifunctional SensorDAQ Interface for Engineering Education

Beaverton, OR – July 5, 2006 – Vernier Software & Technology, a producer of award-winning science and technology for science and math educators, and National Instruments (NI), a leader in virtual instrumentation, are collaborating to create a powerful, affordable data acquisition interface for use by high school engineering students. The Vernier SensorDAQ, scheduled for release in December 2006, is a USB interface that provides an extremely easy connection to over 50 Vernier sensors, as well as screw terminal connections for customized data acquisition and control projects. The Vernier SensorDAQ is an essential component for creating custom content for engineering education.

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Teachers can Jump Start the School Year for Teaching Math and Science with Vernier’s Free Fall 2006 Workshops

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 19, 2006 – Starting in September, Vernier Software & Technology will offer science and math educators across the country a variety of free hands-on workshops in data-collection technology. Educators may register at www.vernier.com/workshop or sign up to be notified by e-mail when registration opens for specific workshops.

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Creativity and Science Come Together in Awards

Beaverton, OR – June 19, 2006 – Full-time science teachers from elementary to college level are eligible to apply for the Vernier Software & Technology/National Science Teachers Association Technology Award. Vernier will provide up to seven awards, each valued at $3000, for educators who demonstrate innovative uses of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld device in the science classroom.

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Vernier’s New Free Elementary Science Labs Bring High-tech Science Tool to Elementary Classrooms

Beaverton, OR – June 5, 2006 – Practical, hands-on biology lessons can spark enthusiasm and understanding in elementary students, and teachers now have a new source for inquiry-based activities that bring an advanced science tool to elementary students. Vernier Software & Technology has created free elementary-level lessons exclusively for users of its ProScope™, a digital USB microscope that works with Macintosh or PC computers.

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