U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., is inviting students from her district to participate in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge (CAC). The challenge will give Central Florida students an opportunity to represent their community in Washington, D.C., by designing and developing a software application, or “app”, for smart phones, tablets, and other digital platforms. CAC was designed to support education in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).
“Central Florida is home to some incredibly bright and innovative students and I’m excited to see their creations during the Congressional App Challenge,” said Rep. Murphy. “This competition is going to help young boys and girls develop programming and entrepreneurial skills that are incredibly valuable in today’s job market. Expanding STEAM education is one of the keys to growing the economy and I’m happy to help engage more of our students.”
The Challenge will run from July 26 through November 1, 2017 and is open to all eligible students, regardless of coding experience. Participants of all skill levels will be given an opportunity to learn how to design and develop their own apps. The winner will be selected by a panel of expert judges and recognized by Rep. Murphy for his or her achievement. The winning apps from every participating congressional district will then be displayed in the U.S. Capitol and featured in the U.S. House of Representatives and CAC websites.
Rep. Murphy will be hosting a Congressional App Challenge Launch Event on Monday, July 10th from 3:00-4:00PM at her Orlando field office, located at 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 525 Orlando, FL 32801. For more information, please call (888) 205-5421 or send an email to Thomas.Steenekamp@mail.house.gov.