McCarthy announces STEM app challenge

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced last week that he is participating in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge for students who reside or attend school in California’s 23rd District.

“The STEM students of today will guide our country toward a strong tomorrow,” said McCarthy.

He said the challenge provides an opportunity for students to learn valuable skills and exhibit their great ideas. “I’m looking forward to reviewing the submissions and seeing the innovative ideas that the students in our community produce.”

McCarthy joins more than 200 members of Congress for this third-annual program exploring the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

All students who have not yet graduated from high school are invited to participate in the challenge either individually or in a team of up to four students. Students or teams will compete for congressional recognition and the opportunity to have their app displayed in the United States Capitol. The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 1.

Students interested in participating in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge can find more information and register at congressional appchallenge.us/2017-student-signup/.

Story First Published: 2017-10-20