Congressman Chris Stewart

Representing the 2nd District of Utah
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Rep. Stewart Announces Utah 2nd Congressional District Participation in the 2017 Congressional App Challeng

Sep 22, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Chris Stewart’s office is excited to announce that Utah’s 2nd Congressional District will be participating in the third annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app competition for students in high school and below. 

“I invite all students from Utah’s 2nc Congressional District to participate in the Congressional App Competition. Computer science and STEM education are crucial proficiencies for the rising generation.  By recognizing our nation’s young programming talent, I want to help encourage students to continue engaging in these fields.” 

The Challenge runs until November 1, 2017. The competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience. We strongly encourage students of all skill levels to participate and to learn how to create their own apps. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and be given Congressional recognition for their achievements in STEM and computer science. Their apps will be featured on a display in the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., on house.gov, and on the Congressional App Challenge website.

The CAC was created because Congress recognized that STEM and computer-based skills are essential for economic growth and innovation, and that the U.S. has been falling behind on these fronts. By some estimates, the U.S. may be short by many as a million programmers by 2020. These are high-paying, high-demand jobs. To maintain American competitiveness, it’s crucial that the United States invests in our youth now, and helps them acquire these valuable skills. The CAC encourages students to pursue those skills and recognizes them for their efforts.

For further information about the Congressional App Challenge, please visit www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us.

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