Press Release

Rep. Cuellar: One Week Left to Participate in 2017 Congressional App Challenge

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WASHINGTON, October 23, 2017 | Rafael Benavides ((956) 725-0639) | comments
Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) is reminding high school students in his district that they still have one week to submit their applications for this year’s Congressional App Challenge:

“The Congressional App Challenge is a fun and innovative way to encourage our students to learn how to code and become interested in STEM careers,” Congressman Cuellar said. “Parents and educators can further encourage high school students to participate and think outside the box and develop apps that change the world. I’m excited to participate and I look forward to seeing the creativity of our students in the 28th Congressional District of Texas.


About the Congressional App Challenge
The CAC is a congressional initiative, managed by the Internet Education Foundation [IEF], a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In the first 2 years of the program yielded 239 challenges across 33 states. Over 1,150 apps have been created by nearly 4,000 students, and participant demographics surpassed all industry diversity metrics, with young women representing 30% of all competitors. In the first 2 years of the program yielded 239 challenges across 33 states. Over 1,150 apps were created by nearly 4,000 students, and participant demographics surpassed all industry diversity metrics, with young women representing 30% of all competitors. This year, the CAC initiative aims to reach even more constituents.

For further information about the Congressional App Challenge, please visit https://cuellar.house.gov/students/congressional-app-challenge.htm or http://www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us. If you have questions about the Congressional App Challenge for the 28th Congressional District of Texas, please contact Nichole Hernandez at Nichole.Hernandez@mail.house.gov.
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Tags: Education