26 May 2017

2017 Congressional App Challenge for High School Students

Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy invites all high school students from Florida’s 7th Congressional District to participate in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge.

Officially launched in 2015, 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.

Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four, as long as two of the teammates are eligible to participate in our district. Students entering the competition submit a video of their app and what they learned through this competition process on the CongressionalAppChallenge.us website from July 26, 2017 through November 1, 2017 by noon (EST).

The apps will be judged by a panel of local judges who work within the academic, software, and entrepreneurial fields. The app of the winning student or team in each participating Congressional district will have the chance to be selected for recognition by their Member of Congress, be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website (www.house.gov), win prizes, and have their work put on display in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

This challenge’s mission is to inspire, include, and innovate efforts around STEM, coding, and computer science education, and we would love for you to be a part of it.

For additional details, you can visit www.congressionalappchallenge.us. Updates will also be announced in the coming weeks and provided on the Congresswoman’s website at stephaniemurphy.house.gov


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