Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Congressional App Challenge



The Congressional App Challenge, previously known as the Congressional STEM Competition, was started in 2014 and aims to recognize how essential STEM skills are for economic growth and innovation. The challenge is a nationwide event that allows U.S. high school students to compete against their peers by creating and exhibiting their app for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. The competition is intended to promote student engagement in STEM fields and to encourage them to pursue skills that will serve them throughout their careers.

The 2015 competition will begin in November 2015 and winners will be announced in March 2016. The co-chairs for this year’s competition are Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). The challenge is manage by the Committee on House Administration and the outside sponsor is the Internet Education Foundation (IEF).

More information about the challenge can be found here. 

Information about eligibility and how to enter can be found here


Check out last year’s winning entries from Mr. Brandon Boynton (Pendleton Heights High School) and Mr. Zack Baker (Noblesville High School).

Winner: Mr. Brandon Boynton

App: Curfew Buddy

Runner-up: Mr. Zack Baker

App: PassWhiz

We can’t wait to see the new apps and ideas the great students of Indiana’s fifth district come up with this year.