During the next 15 weeks, thousands of students in participating Congressional districts will create and submit their own original applications, that will be evaluated by panels of local judges. Winners will be honored by their Member of Congress and have their apps featured on a display in the Capitol building.
The Congressional App Competition was created because Congress recognizes how essential computer science and STEM skills are for economic growth and innovation, and that the U.S. is currently experiencing a dearth of adequately trained technical talent. The competition is a congressional effort to maintain American competitiveness, by proactively inspiring our youth and encouraging them to pursue these crucial skills.
The 2016 Congressional App Challenge will take place from July 18 – November 2, 2016, and students of all experience levels are welcome to compete. Registration opens for the students today. Further information can be found at the Challenge website:http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/compete-2016/