UPDATE: Deadline has been extended to May 31st
House Student App Challenge
This year marks the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “House Student App Challenge.” This new competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.
The “House Student App Challenge” is open to all high school students in the New York 6th Congressional District. Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online during the Competition Submission Period between 12 PM Eastern Standard Time on FEBRUARY 1st, 2014 and 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time on MAY 31st, 2014, as well as provide a YouTube or VIMEO video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process. All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.
Can I Participate?
This competition is open only to high school students who reside or attend school in my district. Students may compete individually or in teams of up to four students, one of which mus reside or attend school in my district.
To enter, each student must create an account on www.challengepost.com and register for the House Student App Challenge by clicking on the following two links:
Resources for Students and Teachers
- 36 Resources To Help You Teach Kids Programming
- CodeAcademy.COM self-taught courses in HTML/CSS, Python, Ruby, and PHP
- MIT App Inventor tutorial to develop mobile apps on Android phones.
- Scratch a simple visual programming language
- Alice is used to create 3D animations
- Development Kits:
If you have any questions or concerns, please call my district office at (718) 445-7860.