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Jaime Herrera Beutler Announces Congressional “STEM App Challenge” for Southwest Washington High School Students

Submissions due April 30th

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VANCOUVER, February 4, 2014 | comments

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is inviting high school students across Southwest Washington to participate in the first U.S. House STEM App Challenge (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), she announced today.

This year’s event represents the inaugural competition for high school students across the country to showcase their ability to create software applications, or “apps,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.  Last year, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.Res. 77, The Academic Competition Resolution, putting the STEM App Challenge in motion.  The winning application from Southwest Washington will be featured on the House of Representatives’ website,, and the winning participants will be presented with an award in a ceremony with Jaime.

“I’m excited to kick off the first STEM App Challenge, and can’t wait to see Southwest Washington students put their skills to use,” said Jaime.  “This contest should offer these students a fun opportunity to get creative and earn recognition for their hard work. STEM skills are becoming increasingly essential for the jobs of tomorrow, and I’ll do whatever I can to encourage young people to master them.”

WHAT: The House STEM App Challenge

WHO: Open to all high school students, grades 9-12, who either reside or attend school in Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District.

DEADLINE: Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online by the April 30, 2014 9:00pm deadline, as well as provide a YouTube video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process.

MORE: Information is available at the STEM Competition page on Jaime’s website.

For complete details and guidelines, students and education leaders should call Jaime’s office at (360) 695-6292.


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Tags: Education