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2014-08-01 12:26:06

LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Select patients managing chronic disease will soon have new technologies at their fingertips to monitor their condition thanks to the support of Verizon to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health. Funding from the Verizon Foundation as well as in-kind donation of technologies from Verizon Wireless will create a program to help patients age 50 and older monitor and manage their health with new technologies after...

2014-06-25 16:28:56

Year Three of Verizon Innovative App Challenge Starts Aug. 4 NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simulating chemistry experiments to give students better access to science education, and helping visually impaired people navigate inside buildings are among the apps designed by eight winning Verizon Innovative App Challenge teams of middle and high school students that will be unveiled Sunday (June 29) at the 2014 national Technology Student Association conference. The Verizon...

2014-06-24 12:34:49

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon and the National Civil Rights Museum announced the development of a new eLearning Lunch Counter Sit-In program modeled after the museum's powerful "Standing Up By Sitting Down" exhibit. The eLearning Lunch Counter Sit-In will be a round-the-clock educational program serving middle school and high school students across the U.S. The program will discuss in detail the Greensboro Four, the risks they faced and the spread of the...

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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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