Earlier this year, Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) announced the kickoff of the 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Competition: House App Contest. All high school students who live in, or are eligible to enroll in high schools located in, the 39th district can participate in the competition by developing or designing an application on a platform of their choice. All applications are due tomorrow, April 30.
“The jobs of the 21st century are jobs in STEM,” said Royce. “Focusing first on developing mobile applications for phones, tablets and other computer devices, this Congressional competition will motivate students to explore and create. I’m excited to see what innovative technologies these students develop; the competition could inspire the next Steve Jobs to discover their true passion.”
The Congressional STEM Competition was authorized by H.Res 77 to encourage student participation in STEM fields. Initially, the competition will be in the field of computer science. Participants have the choice of creating a fully-functioning application or designing a detailed mock-up of an application concept. The House App Competition closes on April 30th and will culminate with a celebration in mid-May for the 39th district contest winner.
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Source: U.S. Rep. Ed Royce