WASHINGTON – The effort to promote science, technology, engineering and math – also known as STEM – in the classroom is getting a boost from Washington.
On Tuesday, Congressman Tom Reed announced the first annual Congressional STEM Academic Competition – open to all high school students in New York’s 23rd district.
The new “House STEM App Challenge” encourages students to apply their creativity and innovation in STEM fields by creating their very own software application, or “app,” and presenting their design to experts in STEM fields.
Created this year by Members of the House of Representatives, this competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to create and exhibit apps for mobile, tablet or computer devices on a platform of their choice. Students entering the competition will submit a YouTube video explaining their “app” and documenting what they learned throughout the process.
The competition submission period is open until April 30, 2014.
Additional information about this competition including eligibility and requirements can be found at www.reed.house.gov.