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SOURCE Vernier Software & Technology
App for science and STEM education honored in Best Educational App for a Mobile Device category
BEAVERTON, Ore., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vernier Software & Technology was named the winner of the 2014 SIIA CODiE Awards for its Graphical Analysis™ app for iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®. The industry-leading awards program recognized the technology in the Best Educational App for a Mobile Device category, which looks at the best curriculum or administrative native app designed for the PreK–12 or postsecondary market.
In its 29th year, the SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for recognizing excellence in the software and information industries. The awards have more than 75 categories focusing on content, education, and software. They are especially prestigious as educators and administrators conduct the first-round review of all education nominees and then select the finalists in the products' respective categories. SIIA members then select the winners – 31 in total in the education categories this year – from among the finalists.
"We work diligently to provide our customers with the most robust technologies that enhance the teaching and learning process and help students truly engage in scientific discovery," said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher. "The recognition from the CODiE Awards for the Graphical Analysis for iPad app is a tremendous honor and a great recognition of Vernier's ongoing commitment to science and STEM education."
The Graphical Analysis for iPad app allows students and teachers with iPads to wirelessly collect sensor data in real time from Vernier's LabQuest 2 data-collection device, and then intuitively analyze, annotate, and save that data on the iPad using the app's multi-touch and advanced networking and exporting capabilities. Go Wireless Temp, the first in a series of sensors that transmit data directly to mobile devices, is also compatible with Graphical Analysis for iPad.
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA's members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content, and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, and critical market information. For more information, visit http://www.siia.net/education.
About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE™ Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 33 years. Focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Vernier is dedicated to developing creative ways to teach and learn using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With world-wide distribution to over 130 countries, Vernier products are used by educators and students from elementary school to college. Vernier's technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, build students' critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Vernier's business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit http://www.vernier.com.
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