WASHINGTON, D.C. — The first Congressional STEM Academic Competition invites high school students to combine their creativity, curiosity about science-related fields and technology.
Rep. Todd Rokita, chairman of the House Committee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, has opted in for the “House App Challenge,” meaning students in Indiana’s 4th District can enter.
“This new competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields,” Rokita said in a statement.
Participating students will be provided opportunities to engage with various STEM educational partners located throughout the community to mentor and assist them with their app development. Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online by the March 31 midnight EST deadline, as well as provide a YouTube video explaining their app and what they learned through the competition process.
Submitted apps will be judged by an appointed panel of individuals within the academic, software and entrepreneurial fields. The winning student’s app in each participating congressional district will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website as well as displayed in a U.S. Capitol exhibit.
Students interested in participating must register at StudentAppChallenge.House.gov.