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Verizon Announces Best-in-State Student Teams in National App Challenge

Middle, High School Students Now in Running to Win Verizon Innovative App Challenge Aimed at Boosting Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
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NEW YORK, January 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – 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 communities.

Attend the STEM Competitions Town Hall from STEMconnector

Today, Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 3PM ET
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Competitions continue to emerge as a major outlet for students to engage in STEM exploration. From robotics to cybersecurity to rocket design, many students today have access to experiences that have the potential to expand and enhance their mastery of STEM skills and provide them leadership opportunities and access to career exploration.

The Uncle Ben’s® Brand Awards Second Grader $30,000 For School Cafeteria Makeover And $15,000 Cash Prize For Inspiring Families To Cook Together

The UNCLE BEN’S® Brand, the number-one selling brand of rice in the United States, named Claire Noles, 7, and her mother Rachel of Boaz, Alabama the grand prize winners of the Ben’s Beginners™ Cooking Contest.
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The UNCLE BEN’S® Brand, the number-one selling brand of rice in the United States, named Claire Noles, 7, and her mother Rachel of Boaz, Alabama the grand prize winners of the Ben’s Beginners™ Cooking Contest.

App Contest Inspires More Students to Learn Design

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by Bonnie Shelton
KTVB.COM
Posted on December 19, 2013 at 7:22 AM

MIDDLETON -- Students at Middleton Middle School hope to continue a winning tradition in a nationwide contest.

They’re learning teamwork and technological skills by building apps for Android phones.

Last year, a group of Middleton students won “best in state” for their app based on the periodic table.

That success inspired even more students to take part in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge this time around.

Hungry Middle Schoolers Create Prize-Winning Allergy App

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By Betsy Klein

When 13-year-old Samantha Hinton is unsure of the ingredients in a snack, she just doesn’t eat it.

That’s because Samantha is among the growing population of food allergy sufferers in the United States, and she fears a bite containing peanuts could kill her.

“I know it’s deadly,” she told ABC News. “And the side effects are just too scary.”

 

LETTER: STEM – Where the Jobs Are

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By Stan Usovicz, regional director of external affairs, Verizon, Boston

Technology has radically altered how we work and play, with the “borderless lifestyle” enabling us to watch TV, shop or work when and where we want. 

Businesses must continuously evolve to meet consumers’ needs, and to succeed they need a workforce skilled in science, technology, engineering and math, or “STEM,” fields.

Got a Good Idea for a Mobile App? Win $20,000 for Your School with It!

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Did you ever have an awesome and innovative idea for a phone app? Now's your time to make that idea a reality!

Verizon wants to get middle and high school students stoked on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) while helping them solve problems in their communities. Thankfully, there’s an app (challenge) for that!

Students' App-titude Can Pay Off in Verizon Challenge

Middle and high school students can learn how to build a mobile app, bring it to market, and retain the profit themselves in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, in partnership with Technology Student Association. Eight school teams will win a $20,000 gr
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November 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - It’s a common scene: Teens tapping and swiping on their cell phone or tablet. One in four teens are “cell-mostly” Internet users, according to the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project’s “Teens and Technology 2013” report. Moreover, one in three middle school students use mobile devices to complete their homework.

Use Technology to Hook Kids on STEM

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America has an urgent need to cultivate a strong workforce of innovators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects, but too few students are equipped academically and lack opportunity or interest in STEM.

Students Can Design an App for Verizon

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The Verizon Foundation, in partnership with the Technology Student Association, has opened the 2013-2014 Innovative App Challenge, giving middle and high school students across the country a chance to develop a concept for a mobile app and bring it to market.

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