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 not only highlights the importance of STEM education but also encourage more students to engage in these fields.”
The 2016 Congressional App Challenge submission period will run now through November 2, 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 November 2, 2016 EST, as well as provide a video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process.
For additional details, visit /student-center/cong-app-challenge.htm or contact Tyler Cravens in Davis’ office at 309-252-8834 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.