Cole urges students to take part in App

  • Cole urges students to take part in App

MOORE – Middle school and high school students are encouraged to participate in this year’s Congressional App Challenge, an annual competition designed to promote innovation, engagement and excellence in computer science through development of an application (“app”).

“The Congressional App Challenge is a fantastic way for students to explore and sharpen their coding and computer-based skills, which could prepare them for potential careers in STEM fields. As this unique challenge gets underway, I look forward to seeing the ideas and creativity of Fourth District students,” said Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04).

Students are encouraged to register online by September 10. Final deadline for entries is 12:00 p.m. ET on October 19. Fourth District entries will be judged by a panel of local experts.

The submissions portal is now open and students can register to participate at www.congressionalapp-

Questions can be directed to or by calling Cole’s office at 405-329-6500.

The Congressional App Challenge in a national competition that was launched in 2015 by the U.S. House of Representatives. Students are encouraged to create an app for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi or other devices using any programming language.

Winning apps from congressional districts across the country are eligible for display in the U.S. Capitol and featured on the House of Representatives’ website at

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