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TEENS INVITED TO SUBMIT ORIGINAL APPS FOR CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE THROUGH JAN. 15, 2016

 

WASHINGTON, DC – In the mutual spirit of Computer Science Education Week, teen coders are invited to submit original apps for the Congressional App Challenge from now through January 15, 2016. The Challenge is a congressional initiative to improve student engagement in coding and computer science. So far, 163 Representatives from 41 states – over a third of the Members of Congress – have signed up to host the app competition in their districts.

High school students in participating congressional districts can create and submit their own apps, which will be judged by panels of local judges. The Challenge judging period will last from January 16 to February 12, 2016 and Members of Congress will announce their district winners on February 22. Winners will be honored by their Member of Congress and have their apps featured on display in the Capitol building in Washington, DC. Representatives Mimi Walters and Hakeem Jeffries are co-chairing the 2015 Congressional App Challenge (CAC).

For further information about the Challenge, please visit www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us.

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