2015 Congressional App Challenge
The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The Challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and encourage students to engage in these fields. By encouraging and recognizing our nation's young programming talent, Congress hopes to shine a light on the growing importance of these skills.
Compete in the 2015
Are They Learning?
Children go through eleven years of grade school and then many go onto college and higher education. They spend their childhood and teenage years in an educational system that prepares them to be an independent adult and a productive member of society. However, many wonder how well our current education system is working.
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More STEM Activities, or Actual Communication?
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explores talking to kids about STEM fields and having deeper conversations versus just giving them more tasks or generic STEM kits.
$1.5 million Goes to Engage Youth in Computational Inquiry in STEM
A new partnership between the UW, TAF and TAF Academy receives $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM+C program to bring together interdisciplinary, project based STEM learning.