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Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) announced that his office would begin accepting applications for the 2022 Congressional App Challenge.

Emmer said, “Literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has never been more important. These skills will be essential to our young people as they continue their education and begin careers, regardless of discipline.”

“Every year, I look forward to seeing the innovative apps developed by students across the Sixth District. Whether coding is a passion or a brand-new interest, I encourage them to take advantage of this wonderful program,” Emmer concluded.

The Challenge is open to all middle and high school students across the Sixth District. The winner from the district will be eligible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol.

Officially launched by the House of Representatives in 2015, the Congressional App Challenge allows students to compete against their peers by creating an app for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, or other devices. Any programming language, including Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, or “block code” will be accepted.

Students entering the competition must submit their app by November 1, 2022.
You can read more about the Challenge here.