Awards and Recognition

We are honored for the recognition we have received from our industry peers, and our partners in education, for the impact our technology is having on teaching and learning. Here are some of the more recent awards our products have garnered.

The Wireless CO2 Sensor and Modular Circuits win Awards of Excellence.

These two products were recognized by Tech & Learning in the "Best New Products" category. As always, we appreciate that our products are viewed as innovative and powerful solutions for science classrooms and labs.

Both the Wireless CO2 sensor and Modular circuits remove the hassle of wires and are cost effective ways to effectively teach fundamental concepts with no other equipment required.

SPARKvue wins a 2017 CODiE Award!

This award is a great indicator of how much SPARKvue has grown as an application and the continual development it has undergone. It actually won a CODiE seven years ago when it was only available on the SPARK Science Learning System handheld.

Since that time SPARKve moved to become a desktop application on Windows and Mac computers and then made the leap to mobile. It is now available on Chromebooks, iPads & iPhones, as well as Android tablets and smartphones. This year's CODiE award largely driven by SPARKvue's relatively new ability to coordinate with our line of wireless sensors for datalogging experiments. We'd like to thank the CODiE judges as well as our hardworking software team for all their effort.

SPARKvue software named as a Finalist in the 2017 SIIA CODiE Awards for Best Science Instructional Solution

In its 34th year, the SIIA CODiE Awards is the software and information industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program recognizing product excellence. 

SPARKvue was named as a finalist in the Best Science Instructional Solution category, one of 34 education technology categories this year, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. 

PASCO named a winner for the 2017 GESS Education Awards

PASCO has been declared a winner for the prestigious GESS (Global Educational Supplies and Solutions)  Education Awards or GEA, for our growing line of Wireless Sensors.

GEA organizers reported that they were “inundated with the highest quality entries for the awards this year.” For the Innovation Product Awards, a panel of expert judges reviewed the submissions and selected those products and services they believe demonstrate innovation at the highest level. 

Wireless Sensors named as a finalist for the 2017 BETT Awards

We are proud to announce that our new (and growing) line of wireless sensors has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Bett Awards 2017 in the category of "Digital Devices".

Bett is the world's leading learning technology event and has been bringing innovation and inspiration to the education sector for over 30 years. It inspires educators to connect with one another, discover the latest technology and engage with learning excellence.

We're excited to the see the response our wireless sensors have generated both among educational and technological experts and classroom teachers.

Three PASCO products won Awards of Excellence from Tech & Learning for 2016

For 34 years Tech & Learning Magazine's Awards of Excellence have recognized outstanding edtech products based on quality and effectiveness, ease of use, creative use of technology, and suitability for use in an educational environment.

The PASCO Wireless Smart Cart, and the Wireless Temperature Sensor are both from our new wireless line of products that connect directly to computers, tablets, smartphones and Chromebooks and the ErgoBot is an extraordinary STEM solution that engages students in physics and engineering concepts and can be used to teach programming and robotics.

Wireless Sensors Win Tech & Learning’s ISTE 2016 Best of Show Award

Tech & Learning’s Best of Show Awards honor outstanding products exhibited at ISTE. The annual awards program recognizes products that are “game changers” and that could have the most impact in the classroom. 

The PASCO wireless sensors are the first and only line of wireless sensors that are compatible with multiple technology platforms, including Windows®, Mac®, iPad® and iPhone®, Android™ tablets and phones, and Chromebooks. By simplifying lab setup and removing the clutter of cables, the wireless sensors allow students to perform experiments that were difficult or impossible before, and spend more time exploring.

SPARKvue named as a Cool Tool Award Finalist

"With new technologies, the age-old purpose of raising the knowledge and ability level of our students and thus the potential for our global society to have a better tomorrow is more firmly within our grasp" - EdTech Digest

We're proud that EdTech Digest named SPARKvue software as a 2016 Award Finalist in the category of STEM Solutions.

2016 GESS Innovation Product Awards Finalists

Both the new Wireless Smart Cart and the popular Wireless Spectrometer have been put on the short list for the prestigious GESS (Global Education Supplies and Solutions) awards for 2016.

Both of these products represent our commitment to make high quality, accessible and affordable options for science classrooms.

The SPARK Element and Wireless Spectrometer both named as winners

Two of PASCO’s products earned the 2015 Tech & Learning Magazine's Awards of Excellence: PASCO's Wireless Spectrometer and the SPARK Element. The Spectrometer measures intensity, absorbance, transmittance, and fluorescence on your iPad, tablets, and computers. The Element is a dedicated science learning device designed for hands-on, inquiry-based science.

2015 Revere Awards Finalist

Our new Advanced Biology through Inquiry manual has been recognized as a finalist for the Revere Awards for being an top resource for Biology teachers seeing to align to AP curriculum using probeware for an inquiry-based learning environment.

2015 CODiE Award Finalist

PASCO products named as 2015 CODiE Award Finalists! PASCO's MatchGraph App and our Spectrometry App were both nominated for Best Educational App for a Mobile Device. SPARKvue was nominated for Best Education Cloud-based Solution.

2015 BETT Award Finalist

PASCO's Wireless Spectrometer was selected for Best Digital Device finalist and SPARKvue was selected as a finalist for Best Education App.

2014 CODiE Award Finalist

SPARKvue was recognized as a 2014 CODie Award Finalist in two categories: Best Science/Health Instructional Solution and Best Educational App for a Mobile Device.

2012 Readers’ Choice Award

Readers of eSchool Media made a list of their top picks for education-technology products and services, declaring PASCO’s SPARKvue as one of their top 50 products of the year because of the impact the solutions have had on science learning in their classes.

2012 CODiE Award Finalist

Developed by PASCO and our partners at Sally Ride Science, the Key Concepts SPARKlabs™ provide students with intriguing experiences related to the “big ideas” in middle school science.

2011 Potential Game Changer in Education

SPARKvue landed a coveted spot on EdNET’s Best for 2011 list as one of the top five in the Shining Stars category which recognizes potential “game changers” in the education marketplace.

2010 Worlddidac Award for Excellence in Education

SPARKvue®, PASCO’s software for interactive visualization and data analysis, received a the most recognized international price in the education sector— the Worlddidac Award for excellence.

2010 Tech&Learning Awards of Excellence

PASCO’s free app, SPARKvue for iOS, received an Award of Excellence for being the first app to allow wireless data collection and analysis on iOS devices.

2010 CODiE Award Winner

SPARKvue took top honors at the 2010 Software Information & Industry Association’s 25th CODiE Awards dinner in two independent categories: Best Education Solution for Mobile or Handheld Devices and Best Education Use of a Technology Device.

2009 Tech&Learning Awards of Excellence

PASCO’s SPARK Science Learning System® earned a 2009 Award of Excellence as a new-to-market product that brings inquiry-based learning as well as data collection and analysis software to schools at an affordable price.

2009 EdNet Pioneer Award Finalist

PASCO was named a finalist in the Pioneer Award category, recognizing our contribution to the growth of the education market with the introduction of the SPARK Science Learning System.