Friday, December 5, 2014
Verizon Foundation to Support STEM Programs in 80 Schools
Verizon will give 80 public schools $20,000 each to stimulate interest in and improve their programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The company is examining applicants now for the Verizon Innovate Learning Grants that will go to underserved public schools, those with large numbers of students who receive free or reduced lunch. The grants, totaling $1.6 million, can be used for professional development for teachers or to leverage new technologies — like 3D printing, robotics or coding — that might encourage interest in STEM subjects....