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

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

Rebecca Gregory of Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia.

The grantees are:.

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

BEAVERTON, Oregon, December 13, 2021– Vernier Software Application & & Innovation has called the 40 recipients of its 40th anniversary teacher grants. The grantees– who represent a variety of grade levels and geographic areas– will each get $1,000 in Vernier technology of their picking, an one-year subscription to Vernier Graphical Analysis Pro, and three hours of virtual professional advancement to further support their mentor.

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

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

Intermediate school.

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

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

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

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

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

Renee Teague of Cheney High School in Cheney, Kansas.

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

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

Jana Dunbar of Westover School in Middlebury, Connecticut.

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

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

Elementary School.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shelley Kozlowski of Whitewater High School in Fayetteville, Georgia.

Vernier was established by a previous physics instructor and employs educators at all levels of the company. Vernier produces user friendly and economical science user interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software application. With worldwide distribution to over 150 nations, Vernier information loggers are used by educators and trainees from elementary school to university. Vernier technology-based services enhance STEM education, boost learning, develop trainees crucial thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The Vernier company culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company offers a family-friendly workplace.

Kris Troha of Canby High School in Canby, Oregon.

Erik Buck of Lincoln Elementary in Fresno, California.

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

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Vernier was founded by a previous physics instructor and employs teachers at all levels of the company. With around the world circulation to over 150 countries, Vernier information loggers are utilized by teachers and students from elementary school to university. Vernier technology-based services improve STEM education, boost learning, develop trainees critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).


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

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

” With more than 800 total submissions, we were truly blown away by the reaction we got from educators,” stated John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & & Technology.” For 40 years, Vernier Software & & Technology has actually supported hands-on science exploration, and we are excited to now support these 40 educators– from five primary schools, eight middle schools, 23 high schools, and 4 colleges– as they use data-collection technology with their students.”

High School.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saqib Hashim of Oakland High School in Oakland, California.

Chris Frattaroli of Shea Middle School in Phoenix, Arizona.

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

Kennesha Walker of Elko Middle School in Sandston, Virginia.

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

All the grantees were chosen by a volunteer Grantee Selection Committee, which included present science and STEM educators, specialists, and members of the Vernier tech assistance group who are former educators. The committee picked the grantees based on various aspects, including strategies for implementing the Vernier innovation and existing needs of their school.

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