Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced the start of the 2022 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. “From apps like the COVID-19 contact tracing tool to combat the pandemic, to a free 3D graphing software to ease financial burdens on students, I’m always impressed by the apps students submit. I’m looking forward to seeing what they have in store for us in this year’s competition.” 

Students must register to participate on the App Challenge website and submit their work by November 1, 2022. 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.