Sam Johnson Invites Student Participation in 3rd Annual Congressional App Challenge
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites all K-12 students in the 3rd District of Texas to participate in the third Congressional App Challenge (CAC).
“Collin County schools do a great job teaching our students the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in an increasingly tech-centric world,” said Johnson. “To help foster students creativity and interest in the STEM field, I’m excited to again host the Congressional App Challenge. I look forward to seeing what apps our students come up with and welcoming this year’s winner(s) to the Nation’s Capitol!”
Officially launched in 2015, the Congressional App Challenge is a nationwide event focused on fostering students’ creativity and encouraging 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.
Submissions for the challenge are currently being accepted through November 1, 2017. The competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience. In fact, students of all skill levels are encouraged to participate and learn how to create their own apps. Students may work alone or in teams up to five people.
The apps will be evaluated by a panel of local judges who work within the academic, software, and entrepreneurial fields. The winning app will be eligible to be featured on a display on the U.S. House of Representatives website (www.house.gov) and in the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.