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Deadline Extended for Congress' 'Student App Challenge'

High school students can compete by creating and exhibiting their software application for mobile, tablet or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

Credit: Wikimedia.
Credit: Wikimedia.

The deadline for 18th Congressional District entries to the 2014 House Student App Challenge has been extended until Saturday, May 31.

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), as co-chair of the nationwide competition, extended the deadline to maximize student participation in the competition.

“Due to significant interest from 18th Congressional District high school students in the House Student App Challenge, I’ve extended the deadline for entries to ensure we maximize participation," she said. 

"The House Student App Challenge encourages our nation’s youths to stretch their minds and imagination to create the next best app, and it is designed to promote innovation and engagement in STEM education fields at a time when we’re facing a shortage of STEM talent.”

About the House Student App Challenge

Established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is part of a nationwide event that invites high school students from all congressional districts to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. It is designed to promote innovation and engagement in the STEM education fields.

The House Student App Challenge is open to all high school students who meet one of two requirements: 1) they attend public high school in the 18th Congressional District or 2) are eligible to attend public high schools located in the 18th Congressional District. Students entering the competition must provide a YouTube or VIMEO video demo explaining their app and what they learned through the competition process during the competition submission period between February 1 and May 31.

More details on submitting a contest entry, the rules of the competition, and helpful programming resources can be found here on Rep. Eshoo’s website or at http://studentappchallenge.house.gov/.

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