Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Co-Chair of the Congressional STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Caucus, announced the 2016 NY-21 Congressional App Challenge. The Congressional App Challenge is open to all K-12 students in New York’s 21st Congressional District.

 “The North Country is home to many gifted students and the Congressional App Challenge is a great opportunity for students interested in the STEAM fields to engage in computer science and grow their coding skills,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. The winner of this competition will have their app displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year where it will be seen by visitors from around the world. I look forward to seeing what our gifted students can create!”

 The Congressional App Challenge is open to all students regardless of coding experience and provides an opportunity for students interested in computer science to design, create, and showcase an original app while giving them the chance to learn valuable technical skills. Students are allowed to participate as individuals or as teams of up to four.

 Entries are being accepted now through November 2, 2016. Submissions will be judged on the following criteria: quality of the idea, including creativity and originality; implementation of the idea, including user experience and design; and demonstrated excellence of coding and programming skills.

For more rules and information visit www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us or my website.