Verizon Foundation Launches App Challenge for Middle and High School Students


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.

At Monsanto, People Drive the Innovation


For Monsanto employee Phoong Tang, the $400 million expansion of the company’s Chesterfield Village Research Center will certainly help her and her colleagues’ research to help farmers produce more crops sustainably. But it’s not just infrastructure improvements that make Monsanto’s research and development pipeline hum. For Tang, it’s the people and their dedication to science and agriculture.

App Challenge Open to Secondary Students


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.

Raytheon Expands Math and Science Education Initiatives Internationally

Middle East programs launched as part of global corporate citizenship portfolio
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WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 22, 2013 / 3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- Reinforcing its long-standing commitment to furthering math and science education globally, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is bringing its MathMovesU® initiative to the Gulf Region. Raytheon will premiere the regional expansion of MathMovesU — which is well established in the United States, Australia and Europe — with two key launches:

Sustainability Is The Bottom Line

Sara Kendall, VP corporate affairs and sustainability, shares her first column in the Environmental Law Institute's "The Environmental Forum"

This article is reprinted by permission from The Environmental Forum®, Nov./Dec. 2013.
Copyright © 2013, Environmental Law Institute®, Washington, D.C.

STEM Teacher Professional Development Project in Four European Countries Will Help Bring STEM Teaching into the 21st Century

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October 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - A new World Education project, funded by the Verizon Foundation, aims to develop and strengthen STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) teaching at the secondary level in the UK (Scotland), France, Germany and the Netherlands. The project addresses a growing awareness by education policy makers in Europe that student performance in STEM subjects needs considerable attention in order to better prepare youth for STEM careers.

Change the Equation Recognizes Four Exemplary STEM Learning Programs

Girlstart Summer Camp, Project Lead the Way, ST Math, and Ten80 Student Racing deemed high quality, immediately scalable
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Change the Equation announced today four excellent STEM learning programs that are ready to be taken to scale nationwide.

Samsung Launches its Fourth Annual Solve for Tomorrow Contest

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Samsung is dedicated to helping people discover a world of possibilities.
This fall, Samsung is giving public schools nationwide the opportunity to discover the power of technology.

Samsung and its partners are asking teachers to participate in its annual contest to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, a key academic challenge in our country. With Samsung and schools joining together, we can foster student interest in these subjects and illustrate the power of applying that knowledge to practical, real-world issues.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold CEO Receives Recognition for Commitment to STEM Education

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October 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Richard Adkerson, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold was recently named among the nation’s top 100 CEO leaders in science, technology, engineering and math by STEMconnector, a national organization working to advance STEM skills and education.

STEMconnector recognized the group of CEOs for their commitment to make a difference in STEM and their support of STEM programs and initiatives.

Samsung Invites Public Schools to Compete in $2 Million Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Samsung doubles its commitment to raise awareness of and interest in STEM learning across America
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RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., September 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Samsung and its partners doubled the total prize value to more than $2 million* as compared to last year and ensured that every state in the nation will benefit in this year’s Solve for Tomorrow by awarding finalists and winners from each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. The winners will receive products, software and programming for their schools from Samsung and program partners DirecTV and Adobe.


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