Call for Applications – Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers’ Association are accepting applications for the annual Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. The 2013 awards program will recognize up to seven STEM educators — including 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 using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom.
Last year’s winners represented a wide range of data-collection activities, including collecting wind speed data, investigating of varying light levels in different environments, designing a walking robot, and building an audio-frequency working model of a phased-array radar.
For this year’s program, Vernier and NSTA have increased the technology and cash prizes for each winning educator. Prizes include $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier products, and up to $1,500 toward expenses to attend the 2013 NSTA National Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Award recipients will be chosen based on their application, which is judged by a panel of NSTA-appointed experts. Applicants may be self-nominated or nominated by a colleague.
For complete program information and application instructions, visit the NSTA Web site