High school students invited to make a STEM app

Congressman Jim Himes is inviting high school students who live in the 4th District (which includes most of Shelton) to participate in the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, also known as the “House App Contest.”

This new competition allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

The House App Contest is open to students ages 13 and older. Students must submit their app’s source code online by 11:59 p.m. on April 30, and provide a YouTube or Vimeo video demonstration explaining their app and what they learned through the process.

To enter, students must register at studentappchallenge.house.gov, create an account on challengepost.com, and register for the House Student App Contest under Himes’ profile. All entries must be original in concept, design, and execution.