Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the 2017 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. This annual awards program recognizes seven educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom.

Each winner will be chosen by a panel of NSTA-appointed experts and will receive $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier products, and up to $1,500 toward expenses to attend the annual NSTA National Conference in Los Angeles, CA on March 30, 2017–April 2, 2017. All current K–12 and college science and STEM educators are eligible and encouraged to apply by the November 30, 2016 deadline.

“We are committed to supporting teachers in providing students with engaging, hands-on STEM education,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards recognize teachers for their innovative teaching practices and award them with equipment, cash, and professional learning so they can further expand their use of data-collection technology in the classroom.”

Last year’s Vernier/NSTA Technology Award winners used data-collection technology for a wide range of investigations, including studying weather patterns, monitoring water quality at a nearby lake, exploring pollution in ponds and natural waterways, researching ants and termites, and more.

For more information and to prepare your 2017 entry, visit