Comcast-NBCUniversal Engages STEM Students and Members of Congress with Congressional App Challenge

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About Comcast-NBCUniversal

Comcast-NBCUniversal is a world-wide media and technology company that believes in social innovation– they understand the power we all have to make a difference in our communities.

That is why Comcast-NBCUniversal is funding nonprofits that are making positive change in their communities. As one of their funding recipients, the Congressional App Challenge (CAC) pursues this mission of community engagement for positive change by engaging middle and high school students in a yearly coding Challenge to inspire students to learn or practice coding.

Each year, the CAC inspires students from all over the United States to create and submit an original app. These apps will be displayed on Capitol Hill where Members of Congress will acknowledge district winners’ creations. This not only engages students interested in STEM but also our Members of Congress who realize the importance of STEM education.

This interaction between the student community and Members of Congress would not be possible without sponsors like Comcast-NBCUniversal. The Congressional App Challenge would like to thank you for helping us to inspire STEM students from across the nation.

About the Congressional App Challenge

The CAC is an official initiative of the U.S. House of Representatives, managed by the Internet Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The first four years of the program yielded 830 app challenges hosted by Members of Congress. More than 4,000 apps were created by 14,000 students spanning 45 states and territories. Participant demographics surpassed the tech industry’s best gender, racial and geographic diversity metrics.