Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Congressman Posey Announces App Challenge for Students

Rep. Posey meets with students from the Merritt Island High School da Vinci Academy for Aerospace Technology
MELBOURNE, Florida – Congressman Bill Posey has announced a competition to encourage high school students to create an “app” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices.

“The House STEM App Challenge” is a nationwide event that “is designed to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields,” according to a letter distributed by Posey.

“Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code and a YouTube video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process online before midnight, March 31, 2013.”
An award ceremony will be held at 6:00 pm in the Commission Chambers, Brevard County Government Complex on April 14, 2014.  Apps will be judged by panel composed of representatives from academic, software, and entrepreneurial fields.
Students can contact Pam Gillespie in Posey’s office for more information.

In addition to making the announcement, Posey spoke of the importance of STEM education and space at the meeting of the Space Coast Women in Defense STEM Council.
“Space is the only money Congress spends to benefit the next generation and not ourselves,” Posey said.  “The benefit of space transcends the people on the planet now.”


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