STEM employment has grown three times faster than non-STEM employment over the past 10 years — and it’s expected to nearly double non-STEM employment by 2018. This is a critical issue, and one that we believe technology can help address. Through our education programs, we are using mobile technology to increase student achievement and interest in STEM subjects.
Verizon Innovative App Challenge
The Verizon Innovative App Challenge is a nationwide contest that encourages middle- and high-school-aged students to develop mobile app concepts that solve a problem in their community. It’s a unique, hands-on learning program that teaches collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, entrepreneurship, as well as STEM skills and coding.
A message from Bill Nye, the Science Guy
Bill Nye, the Science Guy, is helping Verizon to encourage students to dream up ideas, and create mobile app concepts – no coding skills needed!
Meet App Challenge Winners
We will be announcing the 2016 Best in State winners on January 11. On this date, you’ll also be able to cast your vote for the Fan Favorite award. The award-winning team will receive $15,000 in grant money for its school or nonprofit-sponsored program and much more. In the meantime, get to know our app challenge winners from previous years.
Minority Male Makers Program
Minority Male Makers, a first-of-its-kind, two-year program created by Verizon, empowers a new generation of minority men by giving them lifelong technology and entrepreneurship skills to build the innovations of tomorrow.