Vernier’s LabQuest 2 App Named Finalist in 2013 CODiE Awards

Real-time graphing and analysis app for STEM education recognized in Best Educational Use of a Mobile Device category

BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 1, 2013 – Vernier Software & Technology’s LabQuest 2 App was recently named a finalist in the 2013 Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) CODiE Awards. The app was recognized in the Best Educational Use of a Mobile Device category, which honors the best curriculum or administrative application that is delivered via mobile devices, including smartphones or tablets, for either Pre-12 or postsecondary markets.

The LabQuest 2 app provides students with real-time graphing and analysis capabilities when using Vernier’s powerful and versatile LabQuest 2 handheld data-collection device. The app features live sensor data display; linear and curve fits; built-in periodic table, stopwatch, scientific calculator; touch and stylus navigation for efficiency and precision; and more.

“The LabQuest and its built-in apps provide teachers with the tools to actively engage students in hands-on learning in both the classroom and in the field,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher. “The recognition from the CODiE Awards is a great honor and further reinforces the power of our technology – and the benefits of using mobile devices – in STEM education.”

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have been recognizing product excellence for 27 years. The awards have more than 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education and Software. This year’s Education category winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco on May 6, 2013.

To learn more about the 2013 CODiE Awards, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2013/. To learn more about the LabQuest 2 App, visit http://www.vernier.com/products/interfaces/labq2/software/.

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.

About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 32 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.
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