Seven STEM educators awarded prizes valued at $5,500 each for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the classroom

STEM-technologySeven science and STEM educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—have been chosen as the winners of Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association’s (NSTA) annual Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards.

The winners were chosen by a panel of NSTA-appointed experts for their innovative use of data-collection technology with a computer, graphing calculator or other handheld device in the science classroom.

Each winner will be formally recognized at the 2015 NSTA National Conference in Chicago, IL on March 13, 2015 and will receive $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier products, and up to $1,500 toward expenses to attend the conference.

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