Verizon Wireless announced last week that it’s offering its educational empowerment program at two Boston Public Schools in partnership with Samsung. First introduced locally in 2012 at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, the Verizon Wireless Education Empowerment Program is being offered again at O’Bryant and has also expanded to include Boston Green Academy. The curriculum focuses on mobile learning, teaching students how to leverage technology in and out of the classroom, preparing them for entering higher education or the workforce.
The program’s signature component is its student application development competition. Ten teams of three students, all selected by the schools’ administration, will work to develop unique app concepts and create marketing plans. Students will attend workshops facilitated by Verizon Wireless team members, covering topics relevant to high school seniors, such as creating resumes and sharpening job interview skills. At the end of the project in May, teams will present their app concepts and marketing plans.
A panel of judges from Verizon Wireless will select the top three finalists of the four-month project and a public online vote will determine first and second place winners. Each member of the winning team will receive a $5,000 scholarship, a new Samsung tablet and Verizon Wireless summer internship opportunities. Each member of the second and third place teams will receive a Samsung tablet.
Verizon Wireless ranked highest among all other national wireless providers in New England, in the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study(SM), Volume 1, issued earlier this month. This is the 17th consecutive reporting period that Verizon Wireless ranks highest in the Northeast region.
The study measured network quality among U.S. wireless service providers. More than 27,000 wireless subscribers were surveyed by J.D. Power and Associates between July and December 2012 about their experiences with wireless voice, text messaging and data usage. Based on their responses, Verizon Wireless ranked highest among national wireless companies in five regions, including the Northeast.
In 2012, Verizon Wireless completed $256 million in wireless network enhancements across New England. Since December 2010, when Verizon Wireless launched its 4G LTE network in the Metro Boston area, the company has expanded its 4G LTE footprint throughout all six states of New England.
Verizon is committed to providing customers with the best possible network experience, empowering them to use smart devices and accessories in faster, more innovative ways.
Every March, the extraordinary contributions of women throughout history are recognized during Women’s History Month. This year, The National Women’s History Project has selected “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination” as its theme for the celebration.
The imaginations and contributions of women inventors have revolutionized the way people live their everyday lives, including several key innovations that helped shape modern communications.
In the future, women who are developing innovative wireless technology and applications at places like the Verizon Innovation Centers may be celebrated alongside other technology pioneers.
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