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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.

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.

Verizon Hosting App Challenge for Students

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NAMPA — The Verizon Foundation, with the Technology Student Association, will launch the second annual Innovative App Challenge, a release stated.

The mobile app design competition aims to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. Verizon hopes students will create concepts that solve real world issues in their communities and schools.

Knoxville Family Justice Center Will Expand Counseling Services With Grant From Verizon

$20,000 Donation To Support to Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts in Knoxville
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., October 31, 2013 /3BL Media/ — To coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), Verizon has issued a grant to the Knoxville Family Justice Center[i] to assist in the vital work they do each day. The $20,000 grant stems from the Verizon Foundation’s initiative to invest in organizations that provide domestic violence education, prevention, victim relief and empowerment resources.

Domestic Violence Victims Get New Option For Connecting To Help

Verizon donates $250,000 to help launch online chat service
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Austin, Texas,  Oct. 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) announced today that visitors to TheHotline.org looking for information or help will now be able to chat live online with advocates thanks to a $250,000 donation from Verizon, through its HopeLine program. The organization also learned that it has the opportunity to receive an additional $250,000 in matching funds through a national wireless phone drive.

Verizon Foundation Launches App Challenge for Middle and High School Students

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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.

Verizon Foundation to Make $100,000 Donation to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund to Assist Businesses Impacted by Boardwalk Fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, N.J.

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J., October 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Verizon Foundation will provide a $100,000 grant to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund to aid the dozens of businesses that faced additional setbacks from Superstorm Sandy recovery due to last month’s devastating boardwalk fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights.

App Challenge Open to Secondary Students

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The Verizon Innovative App Challenge increases students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math, while exposing them to the creative thinking and skills used in STEM-related careers. The App Challenge offers a project-based learning experience that fosters teamwork among students. The challenge is sponsored by the Verizon Foundation in partnership with the Technology Student Association, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, and Samsung Telecommunications America.

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