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February 5, 2014 (San Diego)-- To encourage science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among high school students, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) announced she is holding a House App Contest in her congressional district.  Students who are interested in participating can get more information at Rep. Davis’s website.

“This contest will really allow our students to show off their technical and creative prowess,” said Davis, a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “San Diego is an innovation hub along with a strong STEM education presence. I know our kids are going to thrive and learn in the House App Contest. Teachers and students will also have access to resources and mentors to assist in the app creation process, through community partnerships.”

This year marks the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the "House App Contest." The competition is designed to engage students' creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.

Established by the U.S. House of Representatives, the competition is a nationwide event where high school students from across the country can compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or "app," for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. Throughout the competition period, participating students will be provided opportunities to engage with various STEM educational partners located within the community to mentor and assist them with their app development.

The "House App Contest" is open to all high school students in the 53rd Congressional District. Students entering the competition must submit their app's source code online during the Competition Submission Period between 12 PM Eastern Standard Time on FEBRUARY 1ST, 2014, and 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time on April 30TH, 2014, as well as provide a YouTube or VIMEO video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process.

 Congresswoman Davis represents the 53rd Congressional District, which includes La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley and parts of San Diego, El Cajon, and Chula Vista. She is senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, serving as the Ranking Member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee.  She also serves on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.


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