The Congressional App Challenge is now open for middle and high school students throughout the 13th Congressional District. This initiative is to encourage student engagement in coding and other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related fields.
The 2020 Congressional App Challenge submission period opened June 1, 2020 and will close on October 19, 2020. The apps will be judged by a panel of local judges who work within the academic, software, and computer science fields. The winning app for each district will be featured in an exhibit displayed in the U.S. Capitol building.
Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. Students entering the competition should first
. Once registered they must submit their app’s source code online by the deadline, as well as provide a video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process.
Innovation and technology are major drivers of the American economy and scientific advances. This competition boosts student interest in STEM fields and encourages them to consider related career paths while honing important skills.
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