Luján Announces 2020 Congressional App Challenge To Promote STEM Education

Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, announced the launch of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge to promote STEM involvement for New Mexico students. Through participation in this challenge, students create their own computer applications. Winning students receive recognition by their Member of Congress, and the computer applications are eligible to be featured in the U.S. Capitol Building and online.

The Congressional App Challenge is open to middle and high school students in New Mexico’s Third Congressional District. Students entering the competition are encouraged to register and submit their application by Monday, October 19, at 10 a.m. MT. The competition accepts applications written in any programming language for any platform, and students are encouraged to participate regardless of coding experience.  

“I am proud to host the Congressional App Challenge each year to promote STEM education among students across New Mexico’s Third Congressional District. This challenge presents an exciting opportunity for students to showcase their talent and promote collaboration among participants – even at a time when they may be working apart,” said Luján. “I encourage all interested students to apply, and I look forward to reviewing the creative concepts that students create.”

The Congressional App Challenge was created to encourage STEM education among students. For further guidelines and information about the Congressional App Challenge, please visit the Congressional App Challenge website or contact Congressman Luján’s Santa Fe office.