use of Vernier sensors in teaching engineering concepts
The winners will be announced on March 5, 2015 on the Vernier website and Facebook page. Each winner will receive $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier technology, and $1,500 toward expenses to attend the 2015 National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA) STEM conference in Minneapolis, MN or the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference in Seattle, WA.
“We are committed to supporting teachers who are bringing engineering design and hands-on science activities into their courses,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher. “The Engineering Contest provides educators with a great way to showcase and share their best practices and to win some great prizes that will further support engineering and STEM education.”
The winning projects from the 2014 Vernier Engineering Contest focused on developing a biomechanics course, building a system to test rockets, and creating a prototype of a floating robot to explore the concept of “electric shock drowning.”
For complete information on the 2015 Vernier Engineering Contest and to submit an application, visit www.vernier.com/grants/engineering/.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 33 years. Focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Vernier is dedicated to developing creative ways to teach and learn using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With world-wide distribution to over 130 countries, Vernier products are used by educators and students from elementary school to college.
Vernier’s technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, build students' critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Vernier’s business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit http://www.vernier.com.