Rep. Huffman Announces 2021 Congressional App Challenge

June 24, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced the start of the 2021 Congressional App Challenge for high school students in California’s Second Congressional District.

“The Congressional App Challenge is an excellent opportunity for students in my district to build their skills in the STEM field,” said Rep. Huffman. “I’m always impressed by the apps students submit every year, including last year’s winners, Beck Lorsch and Amrit Baveja, who developed  a contact tracing app to aid local schools in their pandemic response. I look forward to this year’s submissions.”

Students must register to participate on the App Challenge website and submit their work by November 1, 2021. Apps are judged using the following criteria: quality of the idea, including creativity and originality; implementation of the idea, including user experience and design; and demonstrated excellence of coding and programming skills.

Established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this Congressional App Challenge competition invites high school students from all participating congressional districts to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. It is designed to promote innovation and engagement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education fields.

Students can register for the Congressional App Challenge here. Read more about the House Student App Challenge here.