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Westerman Announces Congressional App Challenge

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) announced Monday (Nov. 30) his office’s participation in the 2015 Congressional App Challenge.

Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this challenge is a nationwide event that allows students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

Throughout the competition period, participating students will be provided opportunities to engage with various STEM educational partners located throughout the community to mentor and assist them with their app development.  Students entering the challenge must provide a YouTube video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process.

The submitted apps will be judged by an appointed panel of individuals within the academic, software and entrepreneurial fields.  The winning student’s app in each participating congressional district will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website, as well as on display in an exhibit at the U.S. Capitol.  Additional details can be found at or by visiting and clicking the “Congressional App Challenge” image.

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