Congresswoman Duckworth Offers 8th District Students Chance to Win National Recognition in 2015 Congressional App Challenge

Schaumburg, IL–(ENEWSPF)–December 4, 2015.   Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) today announced that Eighth District students can now enter the 2015 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for a chance to have their work featured in the U.S. Capitol. The App Challenge was created in 2013 to help students around the nation develop skills in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields by encouraging them to learn new skills and develop their own computer software. Additional information about the CAC and the submission process is available here.

“We should do all we can to provide students with opportunities to learn the skills needed to excel in advanced fields,” said Congresswoman Duckworth.“I am excited to offer our students this chance to have their work recognized on a national stage and encourage all that are interested to participate in the 2015 Congressional App Challenge.”

Students may enter their Congressional App Challenge individually or in teams of up to four students before the submission deadline of January 15, 2016. All submissions from the Eight District will be reviewed by a panel of local judges and winning submission will be highlighted on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website as well as featured in an exhibit in the U.S. Capitol building.