WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) recently announced the 2018 Congressional App Challenge. This is the fifth year of the challenge with the submission period running through Oct. 15. The competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience.
“For the past four years, high school students across South Jersey have accepted the challenge to demonstrate their ingenuity by designing and deploying applications that can simplify our daily lives. I have been impressed by the apps created thus far and am excited to again have my office host the Congressional App Challenge,” LoBiondo said. “I strongly encourage students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs to consider entering the Congressional App Challenge and create forward-looking technology.”
The Congressional App Challenge is a nationwide competition aimed at encouraging high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications for mobile devices. The challenge seeks to highlight the value of computer science and STEM education while spurring friendly competition.
In 2017, 17 teams comprised of 50 students across South Jersey competed. Winners from each participating Congressional district have their apps featured on a display in the U.S. Capitol building and on the Congressional App Challenge website: www.congressionalappchallenge.us
An independent panel will judge the submitted apps with a public reception held later this fall for participating students and their families.
Interested applicants can find complete details regarding the competition available at the Congressman’s official website, www.lobiondo.house.gov, or by calling his Washington D.C., office at 202-225-6572.