Vernier Software & Technology is now accepting applications for the 2021 Vernier Engineering Award. The annual award, with prizes valued at $5,500, recognizes one middle school, high school, or college educator from any STEM subject area for innovatively using Vernier products to teach engineering concepts or practices to students.
“We are committed to supporting educators in every way possible as they work to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “The Vernier Engineering Award is one way to recognize educators for their innovative use of data-collection technology—whether it is being used in the classroom or remotely—as well as share their best practices with others.”
Applications for the Vernier Engineering Award are due by February 15, 2021, and the winner will be announced on the Vernier website and Vernier social media channels in March 2021. To enter, educators must complete an online application and produce a short video that briefly describes how they are using Vernier products and what engineering concepts or practices are being taught using them.
Applications will be judged by a panel of Vernier experts based on innovation, the engineering concepts being taught, and the ease by which other educators can use the project in their classrooms. The winner will receive $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier products, and $1,500 toward expenses to attend an upcoming National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA) STEM conference or an upcoming American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference.