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Himes Invites Students In Westport To Enter STEM App Competition

Rep. Jim Himes
Rep. Jim Himes Photo Credit: Courtesy Jim Himes' Office

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-4th District) is inviting high school students in his district to participate in the Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academic Competition.

The nationwide STEM competition, also known as the "House App Contest," allows high school students around the country to compete by creating a software application for a mobile device, tablet or computer. The House App Contest is open to all high school students ages 13 and up in the Fourth District.

“We know that science, technology, engineering, and math skills are essential to our children’s future professional success — especially in this changing world economy — and this competition is a great way show kids in a real-life situation why these areas are so important,” said Himes. “I invite all high school students who are passionate about the STEM subjects to participate in the first annual House App Contest, and I look forward to seeing the entries.”

Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online by 11:59 p.m. April 30 and provide a YouTube or VIMEO video demonstration explaining their app and what they learned through the competition. Entries will be judged by a team of STEM experts from the Fourth District. The winner will be announced at a reception in the district.

Students are asked to register at the contest webpage , create an account on and register for the House Student App Contest under Himes’ profile.

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