New name reflects company’s commitment to building a STEM literate society
BEAVERTON, Or., Aug 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Vernier Software & Technology has changed its name to Vernier Science Education. This new name reflects the company’s commitment to providing educators with the tools they need to provide all students with practical, socially relevant STEM education and build a STEM literate society.
“For over 40 years, we have been committed to providing holistic, high-quality and reliable solutions for STEM classrooms,” said CEO John Wheeler. “We have always been more than a software and technology company – we are a science education company with a deep commitment to being an authentic partner for educators.”
“With this name change, we want to make it clear that we are committed to using our experience in science education to partner with educators and communities to develop the next generation of knowledgeable citizens who can solve problems, contribute to their communities and innovate.”
Vernier Science Education is committed to building a STEM literate society at a pivotal time:
The pandemic has interrupted student learning, leaving students lag in reading and math and increasing opportunities and performance gaps. Research has found multiple benefits of integration: science and math instructionlike science and english art educationsuch as increasing students’ understanding, strengthening critical thinking skills, and helping students acquire the STEM skills they need for post-secondary success.
Occupations and wages in STEM and STEM-related areas are expected to increase in the coming years, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, many employers struggle to fill these high paying jobs due in part to a low level of STEM understanding and proficiency.
21st century skills such as critical thinking, communication, creativity, flexibility, having initiative and having a positive attitude and work ethic are essential to success in college and career— and these skills are all related to high-quality STEM learning experiences and STEM literacy.
To support educators in engaging students in STEM education, Vernier offers comprehensive science education solutions, including hardware, software, content, professional development, technical support, and (in the near future) assessment. The company also builds Vernier Connections™, an innovative online platform that helps students better understand STEM concepts.
Launched in 2023, Vernier Connections brings together enhanced Vernier experiments; hands-on data collection and analysis using Vernier probeware; and newly developed, socially relevant, hands-on learning experiences. STEM teachers can tailor content to their students’ unique learning needs, create and share experiments, assign work, and determine student understanding through assessments.
“To make students feel authentically engaged in learning, STEM education needs to reflect their cultural and lived experiences,” Wheeler said. “Vernier Connections gives students the opportunity to study the world in their own context, collect and analyze data as they investigate natural phenomena, and engage in experiential and three-dimensional STEM learning.”
Vernier Connections is the heart of the Vernier STEM classroom – an integrated approach to leveraging the full catalog of Vernier hardware, software, content, assessment and professional development to enable high-quality STEM education for all students.
For more information about Vernier Science Education and the Vernier STEM Classroom, please visit: https://vernier.science.
About Vernier Scientific Education
For more than 40 years, Vernier Science Education has been committed to using our experience, knowledge and passion to create the best and most reliable solutions for STEM education. Our comprehensive solutions include hardware, software, content, assessment, professional development and technical support. At the heart of Vernier is our deep commitment to being an authentic and trusted partner for STEM educators. We are committed to partnering with educators and communities to build a STEM literate society where students grow up to be knowledgeable citizens who can solve problems, contribute fully to their communities, and drive innovation. For more information visit www.vernier.com.
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