Washington, D.C. – Today, the 2017 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) announced its partnership with Nebula Learning, a startup company based in Durham, North Carolina, which provides middle school math educators with tools to integrate math and coding.
We are excited to partner with Nebula Learning as the company makes strides in the STEM-learning field by making math and coding fun.”
-Rachel Décoste, Director, Congressional App Challenge
Every student should have the opportunity to fall in love with STEM, and we want to help make that a reality.”
– Arjun Devarajan, Co-Founder, Nebula Learning
Arjun Devarajan, the co-founder and CEO of Nebula Learning, is a senior at Duke University studying computer science. His passion for math led him to found Nebula Learning to address the need for basic programming literacy among students in an increasingly digitized society.
Together, the Congressional App Challenge and Nebula Learning aim to spark interest in coding among students as coding resources and opportunities become more readily available for students at younger ages. Currently, the state of North Carolina has more than half of its Members of Congress participating in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge. This number has greatly increased since 2015 when North Carolina only had 2 participating members. Through this partnership, our goal is to eventually get to 100% Congressional participation and increased student involvement in North Carolina.
Nationwide, over 215+ Members of Congress are hosting district-wide App Challenges this year. Students in high school or below have until November 1, 2017 to submit an app on CongressionalAppChallenge.us.
About the Congressional App Challenge
The CAC is a congressional initiative, managed by the Internet Education Foundation [IEF], a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In the first 2 years of the program yielded 239 challenges across 33 states. Over 1,150 apps have been created by nearly 4,000 students, and participant demographics surpassed all industry diversity metrics, with young women representing 30% of all competitors.
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Congressional App Challenge