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Congressman Brad Schneider

Representing the 10th District of Illinois

Rep. Schneider Announces Launch of Congressional App Challenge

August 3, 2017
Press Release
Nationwide competition is an opportunity for Tenth District students to showcase and strengthen their STEM and coding skills

Today, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) announced that the launch of the 2017 Congressional App Challenge in Illinois Tenth District. Now in its third 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 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.

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.