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Academic: K-12 Programs and Products

National Instruments is committed to enhancing education by collaborating with leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs to meet the changing needs of today's students and educators. Industry-standard NI products provide powerful tools for educators to introduce STEM concepts in a fun and engaging way through hands-on, project-based learning.

NI Partners and Programs - Powered by LabVIEW

The Infinity Project

The Infinity Project is designed for high school and university classrooms, offering a complete engineering curriculum package, industry-standard technology, and professional development. By providing educators with tools such as National Instruments LabVIEW software, The Infinity Project is helping students design and explore real-world technology including cell phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players.

Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way is a national organization with strategic relationships among high schools, universities, and industries to help provide educators with rigorous, relevant, and reality-based curricula. Educators can choose from a series of engineering and technology-based courses, which highlight products such as NI LabVIEW, NI Multisim, and USB data acquisition for a project-based, hands-on learning experience.

FIRST Robotics

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a nonprofit organization focused on generating interest in science and engineering among today's youth. NI is an International Sponsor of FIRST LEGO® League and an Official Supplier of technology to the FIRST Robotics Competition, contributing software, hardware, training, and resource materials to all participating teams. FIRST Robotics is an innovative approach that strives to make engineering as cool for kids as sports are today.

Project-Based Technology for Your Classroom


LEGO Education and National Instruments jointly developed the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT software, which gives children unlimited potential to create unique robotic designs while learning the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math concepts. MINDSTORMS software, based on LabVIEW, features an intuitive drag-and-drop interface and graphical programming environment that make it easy for a beginner yet equally powerful for an expert to use.

Vernier SensorDAQ

Vernier SensorDAQ is a data acquisition interface that offers convenience and power to science and engineering educators with USB connectivity and the ability to automatically detect Vernier sensors. Vernier and National Instruments have collaborated to create the powerful, affordable interface for use with more than 50 Vernier sensors and LabVIEW software.

LabVIEW Graphical Programming Software

The LabVIEW software platform incorporates more than 20 years of innovation and customer feedback to help educators introduce and teach real-world engineering concepts including data acquisition, analysis, test, and measurement. LabVIEW provides educators and students with the flexibility of a programming language without the complexity of a traditional development tool so they can focus on theory rather than programming.

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