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Hern announces 2020 Congressional App Challenge

Tulsa, OK, July 15, 2020 | Miranda Dabney

This afternoon, Representative Kevin Hern launched the 2020 Congressional App Challenge for students in the First District.

“Tulsa is home to fantastic STEM talent,” said Rep. Hern. “We have the potential to become the next great American tech hub, a lofty goal that starts with education. Our students have big ideas and big dreams; the Congressional App Challenge is a unique opportunity to showcase those ideas and foster the development of STEM skills to put our students on a pathway for high-paying jobs in the tech industry. Last year, the First District’s winning app came from a team of students at Tulsa’s School of Arts and Science. They created an app to help students struggling with math. Whether it’s a new game, an app that handles emergency communications, a GPA calculator, or an app that scans a barcode to search for allergens, the 2019 winners came up with some truly impressive apps. I can’t wait to see what this year’s participants create!”

The Congressional App Challenge is a competition encouraging students to design and create their own app for the opportunity to receive national recognition. Students may participate as individuals or in teams of up to four students. Winner selected from participating Congressional districts are eligible to have their app on display in the United States Capitol Building and will be honored by their Member of Congress.

Background Information

Informational flyer on the CAC can be found here.

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