Vernier Software & Technology Names the Winners of Its 40th Anniversary Educator Grants

Julie Bodette of Saint Martin de Porres High School in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Kris Troha of Canby High School in Canby, Oregon.

High School.

Nate Raynor of Mescalero Apache School in Mescalero, New Mexico.

Dave Kissack of Davenport Central High School in Davenport, Iowa.

Early Morning Pruitt of Eudora High School in Eudora, Kansas.

Vernier was established by a previous physics teacher and employs teachers at all levels of the organization. With worldwide distribution to over 150 nations, Vernier information loggers are used by teachers and trainees from elementary school to university. Vernier technology-based options improve STEM education, increase learning, construct students important thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Varun Paul, PhD, of Mississippi State University in Mississippi State, Mississippi.

Sonya Mansfield of W. A. Bass Alternative Learning Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Renee Teague of Cheney High School in Cheney, Kansas.

Mindy Miller of USD 392– Osborne County Schools in Osborne, Kansas.

The grantees are:.

Vicki Johnson of Cottonwood Creek K– 8 School in Dublin, California.

Susan Rutkowsky, PhD, of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Alexandra Boyd of Apex Friendship High School in Apex, North Carolina.

Keith Furstenberg of Free Home Elementary School in Canton, Georgia.

Chris Frattaroli of Shea Middle School in Phoenix, Arizona.

David Sander of Wake Forest High School in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Jana Dunbar of Westover School in Middlebury, Connecticut.

Kennesha Walker of Elko Middle School in Sandston, Virginia.

Rebecca Gregory of Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia.

Pritul Patel of Tapestry Public Charter School in Atlanta, Georgia.

” With more than 800 overall submissions, we were really blown away by the action we received from educators,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & & Technology.” For 40 years, Vernier Software & & Technology has actually supported hands-on science expedition, and we are excited to now support these 40 teachers– from 5 grade schools, eight middle schools, 23 high schools, and 4 colleges– as they utilize data-collection technology with their students.”

Maija Benitz, PhD, of Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Michelle McSwigan of Keystone Oaks High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Intermediate school.

Amy Hindbaugh-Marr of Ithaca Public Schools in Ithaca, Michigan.

Kristy Topalovich of Roosevelt Community Education Center in Rockford, Illinois.

Pradip Misra of Bagdad High/Middle School in Bagdad, Arizona.

Tiffany Scholle of Oswego East High School in Oswego, Illinois.

Saqib Hashim of Oakland High School in Oakland, California.

Kristin Newton of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Vernier was established by a former physics instructor and employs teachers at all levels of the company. Vernier develops easy-to-use and inexpensive science interfaces, sensing units, and graphing/analysis software application. With around the world circulation to over 150 nations, Vernier information loggers are utilized by educators and trainees from primary school to university. Vernier technology-based services improve STEM education, boost learning, construct students important thinking abilities, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The Vernier business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the business provides a family-friendly work environment.


Laurie Smiley of Varsity Lakes Middle School in Lehigh Acres, Florida.

Brittany Moss of Harris County High School in Hamilton, Georgia.

Christopher Broomall of New Smyrna Beach Middle School in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

BEAVERTON, Oregon, December 13, 2021– Vernier Software & & Technology has actually called the 40 receivers of its 40th anniversary educator grants. The grantees– who represent a variety of grade levels and geographical regions– will each receive $1,000 in Vernier technology of their picking, an one-year membership to Vernier Graphical Analysis Pro, and 3 hours of virtual professional development to further support their teaching.

Arianna Demmerly of University of Alaska Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Emil Barycki of Los Tules Middle School in Tulare, California.

Shelley Kozlowski of Whitewater High School in Fayetteville, Georgia.

Amy Coffey of Lyle Creek Elementary in Hickory, North Carolina.

Nzola De Magalhães of Western High School in Anaheim, California.

Erik Buck of Lincoln Elementary in Fresno, California.

Samantha Johnson of Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, California.

Srividhya Sundaram of Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston, New Jersey.

Joseph Evans of Kent County High School in Worton, Maryland.

Elementary School.

All the beneficiaries were picked by a volunteer Grantee Selection Committee, which included current science and STEM educators, consultants, and members of the Vernier tech assistance team who are previous teachers. The committee selected the beneficiaries based upon various factors, consisting of prepare for carrying out the Vernier technology and present needs of their school.

Carey Hancey-Shier of Grace E. Metz Middle School in Manassas, Virginia.

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