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Congressional App Challenge

Students are invited to participate in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge (CAC).  This is a really exciting opportunity for students in the 5th District of Massachusetts to create an app and receive recognition from Members of Congress and top technology companies.

The Challenge will run from July 26th, 2017 through November 1st, 2017.  The competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience.  We strongly encourage students of all skill levels to participate and to learn how to create their own apps.  Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and be given Congressional recognition for their achievements in STEM and Computer Science.  Their apps will be featured on a display in the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., on, and on the CAC website.

Congress has recognized that STEM and computer-based skills are essential for economic growth and innovation.  To maintain American competitiveness, it’s crucial that we invest in our youth.  The CAC encourages students to pursue these skills and recognizes them for their efforts.

Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four, as long as two of the teammates are eligible to participate in our district.  Students entering the competition must submit a video of their app and what they learned through this competition process on the website by noon (EST) on November 1st, 2017.  

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact  the District office at 617-354-0292.

Filipe Carvalho

Staff Assistant

Office of Congresswoman Katherine M. Clark (MA-5)

701 Concord Avenue, Suite 101

Cambridge, MA 02138