Rep. Schneider Announces 2018 Launch of Congressional App Challenge
Today, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) announced that the launch of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge in Illinois Tenth District. Now in its fourth year, the Congressional App Challenge is an annual nationwide competition that encourages students to learn and use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills by coding their own application or “app” for any digital device.
The winning teams will have their application displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C and featured on Congressman Schneider’s website.
The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle or high school students who either live or attend school in the Tenth District, regardless of skill level. Students can choose to participate individually or as part of a team of up to 4 students, as long as two of the team members meet eligibility requirements.
To enter, participants must upload a video showcasing their app and an explanation of what they learned throughout the app-making process.
The deadline to submit an application is Noon EST, Monday, October 15, 2018. Try to register before September 10, 2018 (registration indicates your intent to compete). Early registration significantly increases the chances for a successful challenge. Early registration does not obligate you to submit an app.
More information and Frequently Asked Questions on the Congressional App Challenge is available on Congressman Schneider’s website.
Additional resources and registration information is available on the Congressional App Challenge website.
Photo Caption: Schneider with Anmol Parande of Vernon Hills High School. His carbon emission tracking app GoGreen was the Tenth District winner of The Congressional App Challenge in 2017.