2017 STEM Competition

2017 RULES AND REGULATIONS

REGISTRATION OPENS 07.01.17 - SUBMISSION DEADLINE 11.01.17


What is the House App Challenge?

"STEM education provides students the skills they need to compete for the jobs of tomorrow. This competition exposes our students to the STEM fields and inspires them to pursue a future in a rewarding STEM career."
- Congresswoman Dina Titus

The House App Challenge is an academic competition to promote innovation in the fields of science, technology engineering, the arts, and math (STEM). The competition is open to middle 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 demonstrating the idea, implementation, and impact of the 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 the development and design of their app.
 

Important Dates

  • July 1, 2017 - Registration opens
  • Nov 1, 2017 - Submission Deadline
  • Dec 4, 2017 - Awards Ceremony at Las Vegas City Hall
  • Dec TBD, 2017 - NASA Astronaut School Visit

Suggested Timeline

  • June and July - Partner with your peers & register online
  • August - Work on the app's idea, implementation, and impact
  • September - Develop app
  • October - Create video demonstrating app
  • November 1 - Use Google Drive to submit video demo online
  • November 4 - Attend Awards Ceremony
 
The video demo should answer the following questions in 3 minutes or less:
  1. Idea: Why did you design this app? How did your team come to this?
  2. Implementation: What technology did you use to create this app? How did you do it?
  3. Impact: How do you want this app to impact users? How will this app be helpful?
 
NO CODING EXPERIENCE NEEDED.
  • Learn coding from tech experts at workshops.
  • Open to middle school students only.
  • A great hands-on project for Social Studies, Science, Math, & the Arts.
 
RESOURCES
  • Tutorials:
    • Microsoft Virtual Academy – App Development Courses (visit)
    • Microsoft Touch Develop Tutorials (visit)
    • The MIT App Inventor Webinar (visit)
    • App Inventor — Beginner Video Tutorials (MIT) (visit)
    • Samsung Mobile App Academy Resources (visit)
    • CodeAcademy.com – self-taught courses in HTML/CSS, Python, Ruby, and PHP (visit)
  • Development Kits:
    • Windows Apps (visit)
    • Apple iOS Developer Program (visit)
    • Android- Develop for Android (visit)
  • Mentorship:
    • MentorMint – MentorMint connects students with volunteer mentors who can provide guidance around programming difficulties. (https://www.mentormint.com/)
 
 
Download Rules and Regulations
 

Online Submission

Thank you for signing up to participate in Congresswoman Titus’ House App Challenge. Please fill out the information below.

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Submission Deadline Is November 1, 2017 11:59Pm Pst.

Questions? Contact Us At 702-220-9823, Or Email At Lisa.Levine@Mail.House.Gov.

 

 

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