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Rep. Zeldin Announces NY-1 Participation in 2017 Congressional App Challenge

July 25, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced the First Congressional District of New York’s participation in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge. Hosted by Members of Congress for their district, the Congressional App Challenge is an app competition for any student who has not yet graduated high school. The competition runs from July 26, 2017, through November 1, 2017. 

The 2017 Congressional App Challenge was created to encourage students to participate in and learn more about the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), coding, and computer science education. Students, who can participate in the competition either individually or as a group of up to four students, will create and submit any type of software application, or app, on any platform of their choice, including mobile phone, tablet, or other related computing devices. More information on the 2017 Congressional App Challenge, including specifics on eligibility, team and age requirements, app specifications, and judging criteria, can be found here. Students interested in participating may register here

Congressman Zeldin said, “I am excited to host the 2017 Congressional App Challenge for New York’s First Congressional District. STEM, coding, and computer sciences are vitally important fields of study for students in the 21st century, educating and preparing our youth to pursue good paying jobs which contribute to the growth of our economy. I encourage all students who are interested in this competition to participate. If any applicants have questions at any time, they are encouraged to contact my office at (631) 289-1097.”