This Black History Month, Verizon is celebrating the achievements of a team of Bronx Academy Middle School sixth-graders, who developed an app to help students develop better math skills. Join us in celebrating the next generation of history-makers.
Over the next 10 years, jobs that require Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) will outpace all others.
But, U.S. students are unprepared. In fact, in 2013, more than 1 in 4 U.S. 8th graders scored below the basic level in math. We believe that technology can help. We’re infusing technology into the classroom and creating opportunities that are changing the way teachers teach and students learn.
Healthcare costs are at an all-time high, reaching roughly $2.8 trillion, annually. Chronic diseases are a major contributor.
In fact, 75 cents out of every dollar are spent on chronic diseases, many of which can be controlled. We believe technology can dramatically improve our healthcare system. From increasing access to critical and quality care, to providing tools for disease management, we’re working to empower patients to manage their care and live healthier lives.
We’re working to reduce our environmental impact and provide solutions that help our customers manage their energy consumption.
Energy reduction and waste management represent our two largest environmental impacts. They are the principal focus areas for our environmental management program. But, these are also the concerns of our communities.