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Congressman Brindisi visited Vestal HS to introduce Congressional App Challenge
Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) announced on June 7, 2019, that he will be hosting the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app competition for students in grades 6-12. Brindisi, joined by students from Vestal High School, issued the challenge and encouraged students across the district to participate.
 

“It seems like there is an app for everything these days,” Brindisi said. “But if you have a new idea for an app, listen up. Today I am issuing the Congressional App Challenge to the high school and middle school students in New York’s 22nd district. Let’s show the country that Upstate New York is leading in STEM education.”

This is the first time New York’s 22nd district has participated in the CAC. The CAC is a public effort to encourage kids to learn how to code, through annual district-wide competitions hosted by Members of Congress. CAC was created because Congress recognized that STEM and computer-based skills are essential for economic growth and innovation. By some estimates, the U.S. may be short by as many as one million programmers by 2020.

Students are encouraged to register online by September 15 before submitting their completed application by November 1. The competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience. Winners will be selected by panels of judges, drawn from the local community, and honored by Congressman Brindisi. CAC winners are eligible to have their apps featured in the U.S. Capitol building, on house.gov, and on the CAC website.  For further information about the CAC, click HERE.

Any questions regarding the CAC should be directed to Congressman Brindisi’s offices in Binghamton 607-242-0200.  
For more information, see the flyer attached below with Rules and Guidelines for the Congressional App Challenge 2019. 
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