Chesco Times: Costello announces Congressional App Challenge
As published in the Chester County Times
Washington, DC – Congressman Ryan Costello (PA-06) announced that his office is now accepting entries for the Congressional App Challenge. The contest, open to high school students in Pennsylvania’s Sixth Congressional District, encourages students to program and design their own original applications, known as “apps,” for electronic devices. Sponsored by the Internet Education Foundation, the challenge offers PA-06 high school students the opportunity to showcase their creativity and programming abilities to a national audience and make contact with potential future high-tech employers. Entries will be accepted until January 15, 2016.
“In an effort to promote creativity and encourage students to hone their coding expertise, I have launched the Congressional App Challenge,” said Congressman Costello. “It’s my hope that the contest will pose a fun challenge for students involved in STEM-based education and stay ahead of the evolving technology. Maybe we’ll see a PA-06 student create the next Instagram or Snapchat app that will take our culture by storm!”