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Perlmutter Holds Second Congressional App Challenge
Northglenn, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held the second Congressional App Challenge, a nationwide event that 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 7th Congressional District had a total of seven teams participate – two from Northglenn High School and five from Arvada High School. One team from Northglenn created a virtual reality app designed to give the history of Northglenn, while the other team built an app that provided various filters to help showcase clothing. The teams from Arvada designed the same app to help students locate lockers at the school. Northglenn High School’s team with the virtual reality app won this year’s competition with one of the Arvada teams winning the “Rookie of the Year” award.
“Thank you to all the teams that participated in the 2016 Congressional App Challenge. This competition is challenging but rewarding and helps provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their creativity while further engaging in STEM education,” said Perlmutter. “Congratulations to all the teams - you represent some of the best and brightest students in our community.”
The Congressional App Challenge was established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013 to help encourage STEM education and learning in high schools across the country. Participation in this year’s event grew by 30% from 2015 with 33 states, 123 Congressional Districts and more than 2100 students participating. About 650 original apps were designed as part of the 2016 Challenge.
Check out all of the winning apps on the Congressional App Challenge website.