The 2017 Independence Science, Learning a New Direction, Conference on Disability is just around the corner. The ISLAND conference will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Kurz Purdue Technology Center located at 1281 Win Henschel Blvd in West Lafayette, Indiana 47906. The conference will begin at 8:00 AM with continental breakfast and conclude by or before 5:00 PM. Presentations are estimated to be 30 minutes in length with time for discussion following each presentation. Early bird registration concludes September 1, 2017 and will be available through the Independence Science website soon. A block of rooms has been reserved at the 4-Points by Sheraton located at: 1600 Cumberland Ave, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906: phone- 765-463-5511. When booking your room reservation, please ask for the ISLAND 2017 rate. Ground transportation from the Indianapolis, Indiana airport is being provided by Lafayette Limo. For reservations, please call 765-497-3828 or book on-line at www.lafayettelimo.com. Round trip reservations currently cost $50 per person. The Lafayette Limo departs from the Ground Transportation center zone 5 every 2 hours starting at 6:30 AM until 10:30 PM daily. Please check in with the Lafayette Limo booth located in the Ground Transportation area to let them know you are waiting for the next shuttle. The Lafayette Limo will drop you off at the 4-Points by Sheraton. The 4-Points offers a courtesy shuttle to Purdue University buildings. Request the evening before that you would like to go to the Kurz Purdue Technology Center or (KPTC) for the ISLAND conference. We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2017 ISLAND conference. Please do not hesitate to contact Cary Supalo for any questions.
Independence Science customers know that our partner, Vernier Software & Technology, has been selling a product known as LabQuest2 for the last several years. We have had calls in the office asking, “How can I obtain a talking one?” Unfortunately up until now, no text-to-speech software was available for this powerful innovative device.
Independence Science is pleased to announce that the Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest 2 has finally arrived, and we are now taking orders for the Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest 2. Orders will ship in August 2016, and demonstrations can be arranged by request.
Talking LabQuest 2 is sold as a kit. Each package includes the Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest, a USB keyboard, and three sensors, stainless steel temperature, differential voltage, and current. Additional sensors are available from Independence Science, as needed.
What are some of the new features of Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest2?
The Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest2 offers
- wireless connectivity
- a much larger hard drive
- a faster processor
- on-demand published Vernier Lab manuals in electronic format
- easier access to personalized settings for text-to-speech playback
- statistical analysis of data
- date and time features
and much more. An overall better experience for our customers is waiting in Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest2.
For a limited time, Independence Science is offering an upgrade option to the Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest 2 for customers who currently own the Original Talking LabQuest. Contact Independence Science for details.
Independence Science recognizes the 2016 NFB scholarship class for outstanding academic excellence and commitment to their studies. It is with this recognition that Independence Science provides financial support for each winner to purchase a new Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest2 scientific data logger to assist with their studies. Congratulations to the 2016 NFB scholarship class for academic excellence.