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2014-02-27 12:26:11

Nearly 1,300 Teams Entered the National Competition Aimed at Boosting Students' Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math WARREN, N.J., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jefferson Township Middle School, in Oak Ridge, NJ, has made the grade, as a team of its students has been named one of eight winners of the second Verizon Innovative App Challenge. The team's app, Jefferson Township Middle School Super Science Girl, is designed for young girls to create interest in STEM...

2014-02-27 12:25:11

Nearly 1,300 Teams Entered the National Competition Aimed at Boosting Students' Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math LOS FRESNOS, Texas, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Resaca Middle School in Los Fresnos has made the grade, as a team of its students has been named one of eight winners of the second Verizon Innovative App Challenge. The team's app concept named Hello Navi, integrates a variety of digital tools such as a compass, scanner, VoiceOver, optical braille...

2014-02-27 12:23:17

Nearly 1,300 Teams Entered the National Competition Aimed at Boosting Students' Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math DALLAS, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- North Hills Preparatory in Irving has made the grade, as a team of its students has been named one of eight winners of the second Verizon Innovative App Challenge. The team's app concept named Leave No Trace, encourages the prudent use of electricity, water and heat to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide...

2014-02-04 20:25:25

National Program Aimed at Boosting Students' Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math DALLAS, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of students from North Hills Preparatory has earned one of 24 Best in Region awards in the second national Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Under the Innovative App Challenge, middle- and high-school student teams design a mobile application concept that addresses a need or problem in their local schools or communities. North Hills...

2014-02-04 20:22:18

National Program Aimed at Boosting Students' Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math LOS FRESNOS, Texas, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of students from Resaca Middle School has earned one of 24 Best in Region awards in the second national Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Under the Innovative App Challenge, middle- and high-school student teams design a mobile application concept that addresses a need or problem in their local schools or communities. Resaca...

2014-02-04 08:40:08

President Obama Announces New Public-Private Partnership for Educational Opportunity via Technology WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Verizon Foundation today announced an ambitious, multiyear program to drive student achievement in STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and math - by helping to change the way teachers teach and students learn. The announcement came at a White House-sponsored event with President Barack Obama and students and teachers at Buck...

2014-01-22 12:29:50

Middle, High School Students Now in Running to Win Verizon Innovative App Challenge Aimed at Boosting Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighty-one teams of creative middle and high school students have earned the title Best in State in the second Verizon Innovative App Challenge, a national competition in which students design a mobile application concept that addresses a need or problem in their local schools or...

2013-12-05 08:31:05

Local Child Advocacy Center Receives Funding from Verizon Foundation to Help Open Even Greater Pathway for Growth NORRISTOWN, Pa., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center, a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center aimed at easing the criminal justice process for abused children in Montgomery County, is pleased to announce a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. This funding will be used to train Medical Advocates of the Women's Center of...

2013-11-25 12:29:14

PARIS LA DEFENSE, France, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon through its Foundation has joined Passeport Avenir's partner network program to mentor its students, helping and encouraging them to pursue higher education. Passeport Avenir is a French nonprofit organization supporting young people from underprivileged neighborhoods until they graduate from an institution of higher education. Verizon's employees in France will volunteer and provide mentorship to help the students of...

2013-11-20 12:31:17

Verizon Foundation Will Match Employees' Donations to Red Cross; Verizon Wireless Customers Can Text Donations WASHINGTON, Ill., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon is urging its employees and customers to join in assisting the victims of a late-season tornado outbreak that devastated parts of Illinois on Sunday (Nov. 17). Verizon has committed a $50,000 grant to the American Red Cross, Central Illinois Chapter, for Tornado Relief to support disaster-relief in the area and the Verizon...