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Local schools invited to design new app

February 3, 2014

Representative Derek Kilmer is inviting high school students from the 6th Congressional District to participate in the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academic Competition, “The House STEM App Challenge.” This nationwide competition is designed to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. Local high school students will compete against other students in the 6th Congressional District by creating an “app” for mobile, table, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

Participating students will be provided opportunities to engage with various STEM educational partners located throughout the community to mentor and assist them with their app development. Students entering the competition must provide a YouTube video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process.

Kilmer said, “As a dad of two little girls who will one day be entering a workforce that needs skilled workers, and as a guy with a background in economic development, I know the increasing role technology is playing in the economy. We should always look for more opportunities to engage young people about the value of a STEM education. I’m looking forward to seeing the innovative apps created by students in our region.”

Students can submit their apps until April 30. For additional details on how to participate, please see below or visit http://kilmer.house.gov/house-app-contest.


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