2019 STEM Competition

2017 RULES AND REGULATIONS

REGISTRATION OPENS 05.20.19 - SUBMISSION DEADLINE 11.01.19


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

  • May 20, 2019 - Registration opens
  • Nov 1, 2019 - Submission Deadline

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 - Upload your video demo online and submit
 
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 and high 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)
    • LV Clark County Libraries – Treehouse -- courses in web, mobile, and game development (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/)

Online Submission

Thank you for your interest in participating in Congresswoman Titus’ Congressional App Challenge (CAC). If you are a student please fill out the sign-up on the CAC website. If you are a teacher please contact my office at 702-220-9823, or email Cassandra.Munoz@Mail.House.Gov.

CAC website - https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/students/student-registration/