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Vernier and NSELA Recognize Six Science Educators with ‘Emerging Science Education Leader Scholarships’

Educators received scholarships of $500 each to attend the recent NSELA Summer Leadership Institute

BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 4, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) recently awarded six educators with a Vernier Emerging Science Education Leader Scholarship (VESELS). The winning educators received a $500 scholarship to attend the NSELA Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) earlier this year in Omaha, NE.

“The first VESELS cohort represents a group of truly outstanding science educators who are making—and will continue to make—an impact at their respective schools, districts, and universities,” said Gary Myers, Director of District Outreach at Vernier Software & Technology. “In partnership with NSELA, we are proud to recognize these emerging educators and help further support their professional growth.”

The VESELS recipients include

  • Sarah Adumat of Oshkosh Area School District in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • Anissa Angier of Edmond Public Schools in Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Alfonso Garcia Arriola of ACCESS Academy in Portland Public Schools in Portland, Oregon
  • Heather Moll of Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Amy Murphy, Ph.D., of University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama
  • Joseph Simmons of Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Florida

The six recipients have held an emerging leadership role at their school, district, state, or an informal leadership role for three years or less. The recipients will work with an NSELA mentor and communicate to others in NSELA throughout the 2017–18 school year about how they are applying what they learned at the SLI.

To learn more about the VESELS, visit 

About Vernier Software & Technology

Vernier Software & Technology has led the innovation of scientific data-collection technology for 36 years. Vernier was founded by a former physics teacher and employs educators at all levels of the organization. The company is committed to teachers and to developing creative ways to teach and learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With worldwide distribution to over 140 countries, Vernier data loggers are used by educators and students from elementary school to university. Vernier 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). The Vernier business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit

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