Classroom Engineering Contest to Award $5,500 in Cash and Equipment

Student with tablet and robot

Vernier Software & Technology wants to encourage educators to use its data-collection technology tools in their classrooms. The annual Vernier Engineering Contest will award one STEM educator with a prize valued at $5,500.

To apply, educators need to complete an online application and create a video showcasing an investigation conducted with students, the Vernier tools used and engineered concepts addressed. Vernier sensors can used with any Vernier software titles or other programming robotics systems.

Each submission from middle school and high school educators must include a description of how its engineering practices address the Next Generation Science Standards. The contest is open to all middle school, high school and college educators.

Applications will be judged on innovation, engineering concepts taught and ease by which other educators can duplicate the project in their classrooms.

The winner will get a $1,000 cash prize, $3,000 in Vernier technology and $1,500 toward expenses to attend the 2020 National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA) STEM conference or the 2020 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference.

More information on the Vernier Engineering Contest can be found here. Applications are due by Feb. 14, 2020 and the winner will be announced in March.

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