DLN: Costello has contest for ‘apps’
As published in the Daily Local News
Got an app for that? Get it to Congress and maybe you’ll get noticed.
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, R-6th, of West Goshen announced that his office is now accepting entries for the Congressional App Challenge. The contest, open to high school students in Pennsylvania’s 6th 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 high school students in the 6th Congressional District, which covers parts of Chester, Montgomery, Berks, and Lebanon counties 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 Costello in a press release. “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 (6th District) student create the next Instagram or Snapchat app that will take our culture by storm.”