Congressional App Challenge

"STEM education provides students the skills they need to compete for the jobs of tomorrow. This is especially critical for minority students and young women who are significantly underrepresented in these fields. The STEM competition is an opportunity to expose our students to the STEM fields, encourage creativity and innovation, and inspire them to pursue a future in a rewarding STEM career."

- Congresswoman Dina Titus

Winners will be announced at an awards
ceremony May 5, 2014.

App ChallengeWhat is the Congressional App Challenge?

The Congressional App Challenge is the first House academic competition to promote innovation in the fields of science, technology engineering, and math (STEM). The competition is open to high school students in the First Congressional District. Participating students will develop or design an APP on a platform of their choice. They are also required to submit a video essay explaining and demonstrating their APP. Throughout the competition, participating students will have opportunities to engage with various STEM educational partners located in the community to mentor and assist them with their APP development. 

Who Can Participate?

  • The Competition is open only to high school students who reside in a participating district or who are eligible to attend public high school in that district. Individuals submitting on behalf of teams must meet the eligibility requirements for individual contestants.
  • Participants must be at least 13 years old as of February 1, 2014.
  • Participants may compete individually or in teams of up to 4 students. If students attend school outside of their home congressional district, they may compete in either their home district or their school district. If competing as a team, two members of the team must be from the same district.
  • The Competition is subject to all applicable United States federal laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to the Official Rules.
  • Additional information about the rules can be found here: CAC District Toolkit(V2.3)Rules Approved.pdf

The Contest Timeline

  • The contest begins on February 1, 2014.
  • Submissions will be accepted from February 1 to April 30, 2014, at 12:00pm EST.
  • Winners will be announced at the end of May 2014.

How can students sign up?

Students can check their eligibility and register on this website: StudentAppChallenge.House.gov.  Final projects will be submitted to the House ChallengePost contest website.  

Still have questions?

Contact the Nevada office of Congresswoman Titus by calling 702-220-9823 and ask to speak to someone about the House Student App Contest.

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