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Roe announces First Annual House App Contest

Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) recently announced the First Annual House App Contest.
“I encourage all eligible students to compete in this new and exciting contest,” Roe said. “STEM education is very important, and I look forward to seeing what students in the First District create and discover through this competition.”
According to information from Roe’s office, this is the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the House App Contest. This new competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.
Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. Throughout the completion period, participating students will be provided opportunities to engage with various STEM educational partners located within the community to mentor and assist them with their app development.
The House App Contest is open to all high school students in the First Congressional District. Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online during the Competition Submission Period between Feb. 1 and 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2014, as well as provide a YouTube or VIMEO video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process. At the end of the submission period, the apps will be judged by a panel to select a winner.
Dr. Jack Rhoton and Dr. Chih-Che Tai, Executive Director and Assistant Director of the Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education at East Tennessee State University, respectively, have graciously offered to act as advisors for this competition. In addition to seeking guidance from their teacher, students may contact these advisors at [email protected]
For more information, visit http://roe.house.gov/appcompetition/.