Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced students will have until May 31 to submit their software applications or “apps” for the first annual House Student App Challenge for Nebraska’s Third Congressional District.
The Third District challenge is part of a nationwide competition designed to promote innovation and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among high school students. Participating students will compete by creating and exhibiting an app for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.
“The House Student App Challenge is a unique opportunity for Third District students to share their ideas, innovations, and creativity,” said Congressman Smith. “The United States faces a shortage of graduates in STEM fields, and I am excited to help promote interest in science, technology, engineering, and math education though this competition.”
The House Student App Challenge is open to all high school students who live in or are eligible to attend public schools located in the Third Congressional District. Students may participate individually or in teams of up to four. Students entering the competition must provide a YouTube or VIMEO video explaining their app and what they learned through the competition process.
The winning app in each participating congressional district will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website and will be on display in a U.S. Capitol exhibit.
More details on submitting a contest entry, the rules of the competition, and helpful programming resources can be found at http://StudentAppChallenge.house.gov or by contacting Congressman Smith’s office.