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May 20, 2016, 15:49 ET Verizon helps connect thousands of students to nature at Washington, D.C., area national parks during BioBlitz 2016

 Verizon has teamed up with the National Geographic Society to help support the tenth annual National Parks BioBlitz and Biodiversity Festival...


Nov 03, 2015, 13:38 ET National Survey of Americans' Health App Use Shows Technology's Promise and Weakness

Like the treadmills and stationary bikes that become rec room coat racks, fitness and other health-related smartphone apps are acquired in large...


Aug 13, 2015, 11:55 ET Fourth Annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge Seeks Problem Solving Ideas From Students Nationwide

The Verizon Innovative App Challenge – the no-coding-skills-needed contest that gives middle and high school students a chance to bring their...


Apr 27, 2015, 14:30 ET Verizon Waives Call Charges, Enlists Employees, Customers to Assist Earthquake Victims in Nepal

 Verizon is calling on its employees and customers to join in assisting the victims of a devastating earthquake that struck Nepal and the...


Feb 09, 2015, 16:25 ET Rice Middle School in Plano Wins 'Best in Nation' in National Verizon Innovative App Challenge

 A student group at Rice Middle School in Plano is one of eight teams to win Best in Nation in the third Verizon Innovative App Challenge. The...


Aug 18, 2014, 14:27 ET Vista Middle Schools Join National Mobile Technology Integration Program

 Rancho Minerva Middle School and Vista Innovation and Design Academy are among eight schools in the nation chosen to take part in an...


Aug 15, 2014, 11:00 ET Bristol Township Middle Schools Join National Mobile Technology Integration Program

 Bristol Township School District's emphasis on teaching 21st century skills has been enhanced significantly as a new member of a program...


Aug 05, 2014, 11:00 ET Lawrence High School 9th Graders will Soon Have Access to New After-School STEM Program, Supported by the Verizon Foundation

A new after-school mentoring program for Lawrence High School 9th graders is designed to get students excited about science, technology,...


Aug 04, 2014, 11:00 ET Third Annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge, Designed to Spark Students' Interest in STEM, Now Open for Entries

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,...


Apr 08, 2014, 15:24 ET Jefferson Township Middle School Students to Be Recognized on April 10 for Win in Verizon Innovative App Challenge

Verizon and local leaders will recognize students from Jefferson Township Middle School for being among the Best in Nation winners in the Verizon...


Mar 10, 2014, 11:26 ET Jersey City School to Benefit From Verizon, 'Jersey Cares' Volunteer Project

 More than 250 third through sixth graders at Rafael De J. Cordero School – P.S. 37 will meet on Thursday (March 13) with nearly 200...


Feb 27, 2014, 10:16 ET Resaca Middle School In Los Fresnos Aces Verizon Innovative App Challenge

 Resaca Middle School in Los Fresnos has made the grade, as a team of its students has been named one of eight winners of the second Verizon...


Feb 27, 2014, 09:59 ET North Hills Preparatory In Irving Aces Verizon Innovative App Challenge

 North Hills Preparatory in Irving has made the grade, as a team of its students has been named one of eight winners of the second Verizon...


Feb 05, 2014, 15:16 ET Health Survey of Domestic Violence Survivors Finds Major Unmet Health Needs

The National Family Justice Center Alliance has released the results of a national survey of domestic violence survivors – identifying major...


Jan 22, 2014, 13:00 ET Verizon Announces Best-in-State Student Teams in National App Challenge

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...


Jan 10, 2014, 10:00 ET Baruch College and Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship Host IVE SmartPitch Competition

 This spring, a diverse group of young entrepreneurs from the City University of New York will compete in the 12th Annual IVE SmartPitch...


Dec 05, 2013, 09:00 ET Mission Kids to Educate and Raise Awareness for Healthcare Advocates and Personnel, First Responders and Local Police Officers

Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center, a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center aimed at easing the criminal justice process for abused children...


Dec 04, 2013, 16:00 ET Telemedicine Brings Parkinson's Care to "Anyone, Anywhere"

A new study shows that a neurologist in an office thousands of miles away can deliver effective specialized care to people with Parkinson's...


Dec 02, 2013, 15:15 ET Verizon, UTeach Institute Launch Program to Help Future Teachers Integrate Mobile Tech Into Math and Science Teaching

 The UTeach Institute, a notable teacher-preparation organization at the University of Texas at Austin, has teamed up with Verizon to launch a...