Vernier's Connected Science System® and Graphical Analysis™ for iPad® Named 2014 SIIA CODiE Awards Finalists

 Vernier's Connected Science System® and Graphical Analysis™ for iPad® Named
                       2014 SIIA CODiE Awards Finalists

Vernier's science and STEM-based technologies recognized by industry-leading
award for their software excellence

PR Newswire

BEAVERTON, Ore., April 24, 2014

BEAVERTON, Ore., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vernier Software &
Technology was recognized as a finalist in the 2014 SIIA CODiE Awards for both
its Connected Science System® and Graphical Analysis™ for iPad® app. The
industry-leading awards program recognized the technologies for their software
excellence in the Best Science/Heath Instructional Solution and Best
Educational App for a Mobile Device category, respectively.

In its 29^th 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 and are organized by industry, focusing on
content, education, and software. The awards are the industry's only
peer-reviewed program as educators and administrators conduct the first-round
review of all education nominees and then select the finalists in the
products' respective categories. This year's program features 31 education
categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry
trends and business models.

"Providing robust technologies to enhance the teaching and learning process,
as well as to further scientific discovery for students, is at the heart of
all we do," said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics
teacher. "The recognition from the CODiE Awards for both the Connected Science
System and Graphical Analysis for iPad app is a great honor that further
reinforces the impact these technologies can have in engaging students in STEM
education."

The Connected Science System is a networked collection of technology –
encompassing Graphical Analysis for iPad, Vernier Data Share web app, and
LabQuest Viewer software – that expands the ability to use data collected with
Vernier's LabQuest 2 data-collection device to support hands-on, collaborative
learning. With the Connected Science System and the built-in wireless
connectivity of the LabQuest 2, STEM educators and students have new ways to
share and analyze data using mobile devices.

The Graphical Analysis for iPad app allows students and teachers with iPads to
wirelessly collect sensor data in real time from the LabQuest 2 and then
intuitively analyze, annotate, and save that data on the iPad using the app's
multi-touch and advanced networking and exporting capabilities. The app is a
direct descendant of a program first written for Apple II computers by Vernier
in 1982.

Winners of the 2014 SIIA CODiE Awards will be announced during a special
awards dinner at the nation's leading education technology conference, the
Education Industry Summit, in San Francisco on May 13, 2014.

To learn more about the 2014 SIIA CODiE Awards, visit
http://www.siia.net/codies/2014/. To learn more about the Connected Science
System and Graphical Analysis for iPad, visit www.vernier.com.

About SIIA
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
www.siia.net/education.

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 www.vernier.com.

SOURCE Vernier Software & Technology

Contact: Daylene Long, Vernier Software & Technology, 503-277-2299,
dlong@vernier.com; Christine Allman, KEH Communications, 410-975-9638,
christine@kehcomm.com
 
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