Congressional App Challenge Announces Partnership with Project>Login
Washington, D.C. – Today, the 2017 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) announced its partnership with Project>Login, a project of Educate Maine, which provides resources to connect students and adults interested in computing or IT with employers.
Tech jobs are not confined to Silicon Valley. Maine is home to one of the 10 Most Unexpected Cities for High-Tech Innovation (Techie.com). The Congressional App Challenge is reaching out to youth across Maine, and encouraging them to get in on the tech boom.”
–Rachel Décoste, Director, Congressional App Challenge
Maine students are excited to participate in the Congressional App Challenge. App design is a great way for students to learn more about computer science and better understand the skills needed for the jobs of the future.”
–Dr. Jason Judd, Program Director, Project>Login
Dr. Jason Judd, the Program Director of Project>Login, is in charge of connecting students with the resources the project offers. He is an advocate for science and math education as the chairman for the Board of Trustees for the Maine School of Science and Mathematics and is a member of the Maine STEM Council and Maine STEM Collaborative.
Together, the Congressional App Challenge and Project>Login will encourage students from Maine to pursue their STEM interests. Currently, the state of Maine has all Members of Congress participating in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge. With 100% Congressional participation, every student in Maine has an equal opportunity to create an app, enter the CAC, and display their coding skills! The ultimate goal of the CAC is to provide the same opportunity to every student across all 50 states and US territories.
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