Congresswoman Wilson announces STEM Competition

Hope to stir youth’s creativity

Miami Times staff report | 2/20/2014, 9 a.m.

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) announced the first Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition.

Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives the new competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. 

For 2014, the nationwide competition will be an App Challenge.

This competition is open to all high school students who live or attend school in Florida’s 24th Congressional District. Students will compete by creating and exhibiting their software application or “app” on a platform of their choice like mobile, tablet or computer.

To enter, students must register at www.wilson.house.gov/stem-competition and create an account at www.challengepost.com. Entries must be submitted to ChallengePost online before 11:59 PM EST on April 30th. 

Participants must be available to attend and compete in the showcase event on Wednesday, May 14th at Conference Center 3249 in Miami-Dade College located at 11380 NW 27th Ave from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 The winning student’s app in each participating congressional district will be featured on Congresswoman Wilson’s U.S. House of Representatives website, http://studentappchallenge.house.gov, and Challenge.gov. 

For additional details on The Congressional STEM Competition App Challenge’s Rules and Guidelines, log on to www.wilson.house.gov or contact Marcus Dixon Marcus.Dixon@mail.house.gov or 305-690-5905.