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2023 STEM Competition

Registration is not yet open for the 2024 App Challenge. Updated information will be posted here as soon as it is available. 

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

  • Student pre-registration is NOW OPEN!
  • May 1, 2024 – Challenge launch!
  • October 24, 2024 – Deadline for students to register and submit their app online.
  • October 28 - November 22, 2024 – Judging period.
  • November 22 - December 31, 2024 – Winners announced!

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
  • October - 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?
  • 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, and the arts.
  • Tutorials:
    • Microsoft Virtual Academy – app development courses (visit)
    • The MIT App Inventor Webinar (visit)
    • Thunkable – introduction to app building (visit)
    • App Inventor — beginner video tutorials (MIT) (visit)
    • Boolean Girl – live instructor lead online-series to code, build, invent and animate (visit)
    • – self-taught courses in HTML/CSS, Python, Ruby, and PHP (visit)
    • theCoderSchool  - a free weekly lesson on how to code a simple app (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. (

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 Ervin Tahirovic at

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Rules and Eligibility -