Spanberger Announces Launch of Annual Congressional App Challenge for Seventh District STEM Students

May 01, 2024
Local Issues
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The Winning Student’s Work Will be Displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building & Shared Online  

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger today invited middle and high school students in Virginia’s Seventh District to compete in the annual Congressional App Challenge. As of today, registration for this year’s competition is now open.

The competition is an annual opportunity for students in participating congressional districts across the country to get hands-on practice with coding and computer science. Students are invited to sharpen their skills, push their creativity in STEM disciplines, and begin envisioning their future career — with an emphasis on including and inspiring students from communities that are underrepresented in the tech industry. The winner’s work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol later this year and shared on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website.

“Today, I’m excited to relaunch the annual Congressional App Challenge. Each year, I am continually impressed by the apps we receive from future tech leaders across Virginia’s Seventh District,” said Spanberger. “This competition highlights the technical skills and innovation needed by the next generation to drive progress and address a rapidly evolving global landscape. I hope many students will take advantage of this opportunity to prepare for a future in STEM, hone their computer science and coding skills, and equip themselves with the knowledge and expertise to solve 21st century problems.”

Students may register and submit an app from May 1, 2024 until October 24, 2024. More information on the competition rules, eligibility, and submission process can be found on Spanberger’s website

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