Davis Announces Congressional App Challenge for High School Students
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced the Congressional App Challenge is now open for 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.
“Innovation and technology drive the success of our nation,” said Davis. “This competition will not only highlight the importance of STEM education but also encourage more students to engage in these fields.”
The 2016 Congressional App Challenge submission period will run from November 9, 2015 through January 15, 2016. The apps will be judged by a panel of local judges who work within the academic, software, and entrepreneurial fields. The winner will be on display in the U.S. Capitol building.
Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online by midnight on January 15, 2016 EST, as well as provide a video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process.
For additional details, visit www.congressionalappchallenge.us or contact Jen White in Davis’ office at 217-403-4690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background: Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event intended to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM fields. This competition allows students to compete with peers in their own district by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app”, for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.