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New Nationwide "App" Contest Open to High School Students

Jim Himes invites 4th District students to compete

Stamford, CT | Added on February 19, 2014 At 03:49 PM

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) is inviting Fourth District high school students to participate in the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, also known as the “House App Contest.” High school students from across the country can compete by creating and exhibiting a software application or “app” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices.

“We know that science, technology, engineering, and math skills are essential to our children’s future professional success—especially in this changing world economy – and this competition is a great way to show kids in a real-life situation why these areas are so important,” said Himes. “I invite all high school students who are passionate about the STEM subjects to participate in the first annual House App Contest, and I look forward to seeing the entries.”

The contest is open to all high school students ages 13 and up in the Fourth District. Students must submit their app’s source code online by 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2014 and provide a YouTube or VIMEO video demonstration explaining their app and what they learned through the competition process. Entries will be judged by a team of STEM experts from the Fourth District and the winner will be announced at a reception in the district.

To enter, students must register at, create an account on, and register for the House Student App Contest under Himes’ profile. All entries must be original in concept, design, and execution. For more information, visit Congressman Himes’ website at


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