02.24.2017Community

20 Amazing STEM innovations by kids across the United States

By: Kendall Lee
Explore the coolest, most ambitious projects kids have dreamt up with the help of Verizon Innovative Learning.

What happens when you provide kids and teachers — who have limited technology access — with their very own tablets and round-the-clock access to Internet? Or when you give thousands of ambitious, community-driven kids training in entrepreneurship, app development and access to science, engineering, technology and math professionals? Some truly amazing things.

Across the U.S., Verizon has committed $160 million in free technology, free access, and immersive, hands-on learning to kids in need, and the results have been phenomenal.

Here, we show a map of 20 of those innovations. Young rappers and poets driven to make their work better through tablet-based feedback. Dancers and movie makers who create art abetted by code. Or, kids committed to making their own futures better by building apps that improves the ecology and safety of their neighborhoods.

The most amazing part is that these young futurists are just getting started.

View 20 Amazing STEM innovations by kids across the United States

About the author(s): 

Kendall Lee is a senior manager in the Verizon Foundation.