When David and Christine Vernier first launched Vernier Software & Technology 30 years ago, they wanted to have an impact on science education. Decades later, Vernier is the market leader in the development and marketing of hands-on technology, sensors, interfaces, data-collection/graphing software, and lab books. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the company is offering $10,000 technology grants to 30 schools. Vernier is providing the 30 grants to ten elementary or middle schools, ten high schools, and ten college or university science departments to honor the important work science teachers do every day. Each grantee will receive $10,000 worth of Vernier technology equipment of their choosing. Applications are due by June 1, 2011, with winners being announced in the fall. For complete details and to view the grant application, visit www.vernier.com/30years.
“We have had an amazing 30 years of helping educators integrate technology into their science labs,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher. “Scientists and engineers are critical to future innovation, and we are thankful for the creativity, passion and dedication teachers have in developing fundamental, critical science skills for students of all ages. It gives us great pleasure to be able to give back to the community that has supported us for so many years.” Triangle Coalition member, Vernier Software & Technology, has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 30 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, and build students’ critical thinking skills. Vernier’s business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit www.vernier.com.