$5,500 – A partnership of Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), this award recognizes the innovative use, or potential use, of data-collection technology (e.g. probes or sensors) interfacing with a computer, graphing calculator, or handheld in the science classroom. Seven awards will be presented in the following categories: one elementary (grades K–5) award; two middle level (grades 6–8) awards; three high school (grades 9–12) awards; and one college award.
Eligibility: Teachers of science in grades K–college classrooms, that reside in an NSTA district. Applicants may not have won previously at their school.
Award: The award consists of a $1,000 cash prize; $3,000 in Vernier products; and up to $1,500 towards expenses to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education. Awardees will be honored at the Awards Banquet during the NSTA conference.
Go to http://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx#vernier for more information.