Titus Announces STEM Competition for Southern Nevada Students

Jan 24, 2014
Press Release

January 24, 2014

Las Vegas, NV - Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District today announced the launch of the first annual STEM Competition for Southern Nevada students. Hosted by the office of Congresswoman Titus and the Clark County School District, the competition will engage students’ creativity and encourage greater participation in the STEM fields which include Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. 
“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,” said Rep. Titus. “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 STEM career.”
“The STEM competition is an exciting opportunity to get our students engaged by giving them hands-on training outside of the traditional classroom setting,” said Pat Skorkowsky, Clark County School District Superintendent. “I hope all of Clark County’s students will take advantage of this competition so they can learn essential skills to help them succeed in the future.”  
The STEM competition is a nationwide event, allowing students from each Congressional district to compete by creating and exhibiting their software app for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.  Students entering the competition must provide a YouTube video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process. Throughout the completion period, participating students will be provided opportunities to engage with various STEM educational partners located throughout the community.  The submitted apps will be judged by an appointed panel of individuals within the academic, software, and entrepreneurial fields.  
The winning student’s app in each participating congressional district will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website (www.House.gov), as well as on display in a U.S. Capitol exhibit.  
Students from Nevada’s First Congressional District can sign up at http://studentappchallenge.house.gov beginning on February 1st.  The deadline for entry submissions is April 30th.