Computers and Computer Science

Congressional App Challenge deadline nears

congressionalappchallengeThe deadline is fast approaching for the House Student App Challenge!

With the theme, “Connecting today’s Congress with tomorrow’s coders”, organizers used the standard set by the Congressional Art Competition to create the House Student App Challenge.  The contest promotes Computer Science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education by applauding and offering incentives to  new programmers.

High School students are tasked with creating apps and submitting them by the deadline of April 30, 2014.  Students:  for more information, click here.

Participants must be at least 13 years old as of February 1, 2014, competing either individually or in teams of up to 4 students, to develop applications specifically for mobile, tablet, or other computing devices on a platform of their choosing.

The benefits of participation are many, including:

  • Raising lawmakers’ awareness as to the talents of young Americans
  • Exposing young innovators to high-tech employers and opportunities
  • Inspiration to continued growth of technology-based education and programs nationwide
  • Elevating the profile of American contributors to technological endeavors

Sponsors of the House Student App Challenge are Samsung and Amazon Web Services; founding coalition sponsors include AT&T, Blackberry, ESA, Google and Motorola


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