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February 03, 2014

Rep. Schweikert Supports STEM; Announces App Contest for High School Students

Scottsdale, Ariz., January 31, 2014—Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) announces the launch of the The House STEM "App" Challenge for high school students from Arizona’s 6th Congressional District. 

This year marks the inaugural year for this Congressional competition, which seeks to promote student interest and participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). 


Competition Begins

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Advisor Workshops

Monday, March 10, 2014 & Saturday, April 5, 2014

"App" Submission Deadline

 Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Judging Sessions

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 & Saturday, May 10, 2014

Announcement of the Winner

Friday, May 30, 2014


High school students from participating Congressional Districts across the nation are invited to create and submit a software application ("app") for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. 

The District 6 competition is open to high school students age 13 or older who reside or attend school within the congressional district boundaries.

Students are invited to participate, either alone or as part of a team of up to four members.  Students who are interested will need to register.  The completed "apps" must be submitted by April 30, 2014.

The apps will be judged by a panel chosen locally from the academic, software and technology community. The winning app from each district will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website and in the U.S. Capitol. 

"STEM education is important in sustaining technology businesses in our community," said Schweikert. "I am excited to offer this opportunity to get students involved and excited about technical fields of study.  I look forward to seeing the creative technology submitted by our students –our next generation of engineers, programmers and scientists."


For additional details on The House STEM App Challenge and for registration instructions, please go to my website here.

Interested in participating?  Please contact Andrew Holding at (480) 946-2411. 


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