U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) has announced that the second annual Congressional App Challenge for high school students in California’s 39th Congressional District will begin today, November 9, 2015.
The competition is designed to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. It allows students to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet or computer devices on a platform of their choice.
“As Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I know that a workforce proficient in STEM skills is important if the United States is to remain globally competitive. Just seeing what the talented students of California’s 39th Congressional District created last year has me looking forward to this year’s upcoming competition.”
In its first year, the nationwide competition received submissions from students in 84 congressional districts. 2014’s contest winner was “Turtle TV”, an application created by students from Rosary High School of Fullerton, CA. The “Turtle TV” application allows users to access a TV guide that can be customized to their liking, based on favorite shows, actors, networks, and even on the viewer’s mood.
The 2016 Congressional App Challenge submission period will run from November 9, 2015, through January …read more
Source:: U.S. Rep. Ed Royce