Announcing Our 2017 Inventor’s Challenge Winners

By Anne Wintroub

For the past several months, AT&T has been collaborating with Imagination Foundation on our second-annual Inventor’s Challenge – bringing together young people from around the world to create innovative, imaginative and often totally viable solutions that solve problems in their schools and communities. This year, we saw entries from nearly 10,000 kids and teens from pre-k to high school, with ideas that ranged from a 3D-printed soap dispenser to spring-loaded “sky shoes” to help anyone reach great heights.

GSK Celebrates 20 Years of a Healthy and Happy Philadelphia

Ten nonprofits will receive $40,000 to support youth sports, safety, housing, and other pressing community health needs
Press Release

November 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - GSK [LSE/NYSE: GSK] today announced the GSK IMPACT Award Winners in a ceremony at GSK’s Navy Yard site. Ten local nonprofits were awarded $40,000 each in recognition of their outstanding contributions to a healthier Philadelphia region.  This is the 20th anniversary of GSK’s awards program, which has honored and supported hundreds of nonprofits that improve the lives of Philadelphians every day.

€1,000,000 to be Allocated Between Global Change Award Winners in Public Online Vote

Press Release

The five winners of the first-ever Global Change Award have been selected by the expert jury. The ideas range from creating new textile out of citrus juice by-products and an online marketplace for recycling of textile leftovers to using microbes to recycle waste polyester. Now, the global public is asked to allocate the €1 million grant between the winners in an online vote starting today at

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

Press Release

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.

Green Builder Media Announces Winners of the 7th Annual Home of the Year Awards

Green Builder® Magazine honors sustainable building project award winners for 2014
Press Release

SEATTLE, Wash., December 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media, recently announced the winners of its 7th Annual Green Builder Home of the Year Awards. A total of nine projects were selected to represent this year’s best green projects chosen by judges in a completely online process.

Obama Hails Girls for Their App That Will Guide Visually Impaired


A team of middle school girls had the moment of their lives when President Obama told the story of how they built an app to help their blind friend navigate his way through their school.

The team of Latina girls and their visually impaired classmate, Andres Salas, from tiny Los Fresnos, TX, presented their Hello Navi app to the President at the White House Science Fair on May 27th. Andres inspired the idea, but what makes the app really special is that it will soon be available for all visually impaired students — and free of charge.

Jefferson School Wins App Contest

by Aim Jefferson

April 18, 2014

On Thursday, April 10, Verizon representatives joined Jefferson Township Middle School faculty at a celebratory event to recognize students from the school for winning Best in Nation in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

Out of nearly 1,300 submissions from across the country, the students’ "Super Science Girl" app concept was one of eight winning designs. Once built, the app will create interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) related activities to encourage young girls to pursue STEM careers.

Cheney Students Make Award-winning App


By Daniel Determan

Mar 11, 2014 

Cheney Middle School recently had five of its Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) students see their efforts recognized at the national level.

The five seventh-graders — Hunter Koehmstedt, Joram Stith, Haison Nguyen, Seralyn Blake and Zach Milbrandt — are creating an application called “Snap Docs,” the concept of which won one of eight “Best in Nation” awards in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge on Wednesday, Feb. 26.


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