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SIIA Innovation Incubator Program Picks Nepris as 2014 Finalist for Most Promising Ed Tech

The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) picked Nepris as a finalist for the Innovation Incubator Program, which identifies and supports the development of innovative education technology products. Nepris bridges the gap between industry and education by providing an online platform to connect teachers with industry professionals in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM). Click to tweet: http://ctt.ec/8u6bR.

Nepris will be featured with other finalists at the Education Industry Summit, May 12-14 in San Francisco. Nepris has also been selected to vie for the Educator’s Choice Award which will be presented based on votes from educators and administrators from around the U.S.

“Innovative technology in the classroom is key to revitalizing the educational experience and leveraging shifts in the digital learning space,” said Karen Billings, vice president for the SIIA Education Division. “This year’s Innovation Incubator participants have provided products that are central to keeping our students engaged while promoting creativity and entrepreneurship.”

“It is quite an honor to be selected by SIIA as one of the most promising new companies in education technology,” said Sabari Raja, Nepris CEO and founder. “The SIIA selection panel and process is a rigorous one and being in the top ten adds to our confidence that Nepris is an education technology resource appreciated by educators and education industry stakeholders.”

With Nepris.com, teachers enter requests for experts and professionals to speak to their students virtually through an online system that manages every step of the process. The sessions vary in type: the professionals might help students complete a project, or evaluate it based on the teacher’s rubric, or simply talk about their work in STEM and how it relates to everyday life. For teachers, this brings real-world relevance into the classroom without having to go through the administrative work of having an expert visit their classroom. Teachers can tie their sessions to state standards or the Common Core and align them to intended learning outcomes.

Over 1,000 teachers from 40 states have signed up with Nepris since completion of pilot testing just four months ago. Individual teachers from elementary, middle or high schools can sign up for free access for a limited time. Teacher, school and district licenses are also available.

About Nepris

Dallas-based, Nepris, brings STEM to life by connecting professionals with teachers and their students. With Nepris, teachers find professionals who--through interactive, online sessions--show students how the work they do is rooted in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics being taught in school. See Nepris in action at Nepris.com/webinar or sign-up as a teacher or STEM professional at Nepris.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.

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