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Eight Student Teams Win ‘Best in Nation’ in National Verizon Innovative App Challenge

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NEW YORK, February 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Eight teams of middle school and high school students across the country learned today that they are the Best in Nation winners of the third Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Their apps tackle formidable societal challenges such as teen suicide, dyslexia, unsafe driving and global warming.

Omaha Middle Schoolers' Phone App Makes Competition Finals

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The shooting death of a 16-year-old Omaha student last year has inspired the creation of a smartphone app to help students safely walk home from school.

Miami Students win 'Best in State' in Verizon Innovative App Challenge

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Students from Shenandoah Middle School in MIami and the iTECH Academy at Miami Springs Senior High have earned “Best In State” honors in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, advancing toward a chance at $20,000 in grants for their schools and many other rewards. 

Verizon Contest Will Ignite Students’ Interest in STEM Fields

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Have An Idea For A Problem Solving App? Enter The Verizon Innovative App Challenge For A Chance To Win $20,000; Deadline Nov. 24

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The Verizon Innovative App Challenge is an exciting, creative and collaborative competition that offers $20,000 grants for winning middle schools and high schools and Samsung Galaxy Tabs for students on the winning teams. Designed to ignite students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the Challenge shows students exciting new possibilities for their futures, opening doors they may never have known were there.

Join Verizon’s Mobile Learning Twitter Chat Tuesday - Oct. 28 at 8 pm ET

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Ellen Yu

Attention parents, teachers and folks interested in education and the need to stimulate students’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics): The Verizon Foundation (@VerizonGiving) is hosting a Twitter chat Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

We will use #VZAppChallenge for the Twitter chat, so please include it in any tweets you may have with questions, comments or responses.

Middle Schoolers Develop App to Help Visually Impaired

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By Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer 

“We saw him struggling, trying to get around. What if we could create an app to help him?”

Middle Schools' 1-to-1 Tablet Deployment to Be Studied

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A new project worth nearly $10 million will fund a 1-to-1 technology effort in eight U.S. middle schools, providing students with 24-7 Internet access via a data plan for their tablets—while also providing research on the effectiveness of the implementation, and the devices used.

Verizon Looks to Youth for Problem-Solving Apps

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Tucson teens: have an idea for an app that could solve problems in your school and community?

The Verizon Innovative App Challenge wants to hear from teams of middle and high school students to present concepts that include STEM principles, are creative , unique and innovative. No coding experience or mobile devices are required to enter.

Third Annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge, Designed to Spark Students’ Interest in STEM, Now Open for Entries

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., August 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ – 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.

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