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2014-10-21 12:38:00

Verizon calls for app concept entries from Kansas middle and high school students OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Verizon Innovative App Challenge, now in its third year, is once again calling on middle school and high school students to gather their teams, dream up ideas, and create concepts for mobile apps that could solve problems in their schools and communities. The first two Verizon Innovative App Challenges have encouraged thousands of students to...

2014-10-01 12:36:46

Leading wireless provider donates $93,000 for Tennessee domestic violence programs in 2014, creates simple ways communities can participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Violence Policy Center's most recent report ranks Tennessee 10th in the U.S. for rate of women killed by men, with nearly all of the Tennessee victims having been murdered by someone they knew. This October, Verizon is working with partners throughout...

2014-10-01 12:36:41

Leading wireless provider donates $157,000 for South Carolina domestic violence programs in 2014, creates simple ways communities can participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month. GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Violence Policy Center's most recent report ranks South Carolina second in the U.S. for rate of women killed by men, with a rate nearly double the national average. This October, Verizon is working with partners throughout South Carolina to raise...

2014-10-01 12:36:36

Leading wireless provider donates $130,000 for North Carolina domestic violence programs in 2014, creates simple ways communities can participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month. RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Violence Policy Center's most recent report ranks North Carolina 19(th) in the U.S. for rate of women killed by men, which indicates an increase in the rate of homicides since the last report. This October, Verizon is working with partners throughout...

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...


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