U.S. Congressman Steve Knight | E-Newsletter
Press Release | November 10, 2015 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congressman Steve Knight
For Immediate Release Contact: Daniel Outlaw
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 (202) 805-4624
KNIGHT ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE
CONGRESSMAN INVITES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COMPETE FOR CONGRESSIONAL RECOGNITION
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) announced this week that his office is now accepting submissions for the second annual Congressional App Challenge. 
 
The Congressional App Challenge is a competition in which U.S. high school students may create an app, or a self-contained computer program designed for a specific use, and submit it to a panel of local judges for a chance to receive recognition by U.S. Congress. The submission period for the Challenge will run from November 9, 2015 through January 15, 2016, and is open to students within California's 25th Congressional district. The winning app will be featured on a display in the U.S. Capitol building in 2016. 

The App Challenge, which is sponsored this year by the Internet Education Foundation, was created in 2014 to boost student interest in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, often referred to as "STEM."  STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17% between 2008 and 2018, compared to 9.8% growth for non-STEM occupations. According to some estimates, the U.S. may be short as many as 3 million high-skilled workers by 2018.  

"Investing in our students now to help them acquire STEM-based skills is crucial to maintaining America's competitive advantage," said Representative Knight. " The Congressional App Challenge is a fun way to encourage students to pursue those skills."

For further information about the Congressional App Challenge and official rules, please visit congressionalappchallenge.us, or Rep. Knight's website, knight.house.gov/congressional-app-challenge.

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Representative Steve Knight, (R-Antelope Valley), represents California's 25th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives, which includes the communities throughout the Antelope, Santa Clarita and Simi Valleys.

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