On October24th, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) visited Fullerton School District members participating in the 2016 Congressional App Challenge, including Nicolas Junior High School and Robert C. Fisler Elementary School. Rep. Royce was selected as the national Co-Chair of the Congressional App Challenge due to his leadership in promoting STEM education.
“As Co-Chair of the Congressional App Challenge, I know that a workforce proficient in STEM skills is critical to the United States leading the global economy. If we want California to remain the innovation capital of the world, we need to encourage young people to pursue the study of science, technology, engineering, and math. I’m blown away by the creativity, ingenuity, and talent displayed by these Fullerton School District students. Thank you to all of the competitors, teachers, and administrators participating in this team effort. I look forward to checking out the final products,” said Rep. Royce.
The Congressional App Challenge is designed to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. It allows students to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet or computer devices on a platform of their choice.
The 2016 Congressional App Challenge submission period is open until November 2, culminating in an exhibition and judging event during December. The competition winners will be selected by a panel of local judges and recognized by Rep. Royce, who is visiting Rosary Academy later this week.
Students, teachers, and administrators interested in entering the competition can do so by clicking here, or contacting Stephanie Hu from Rep. Royce’s office at (626) 964-5123 or Stephanie.Hu@mail.house.gov.