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Aug. 30, 2016 12:58 pm

The Congressional App Challenge is back

Delaware high school students, this is your time to shine.
U.S. Rep. John Carney challenged high school students to submit the best app in the state.

U.S. Rep. John Carney challenged high school students to submit the best app in the state.

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Remember last year’s Congressional App Challenge winners? Students from the Cab Calloway School — named, endearingly, teamAVOCADO — made an app that allowed students to interact with an onscreen cadaver in biology classes. This was an especially interesting app for schools that could not afford the number of specimens needed to teach an entire class. The winning apps were displayed on the U.S. House of Representatives website.

Now the challenge is back. What will the winning team come up with this year?

Rep. John Carney (D-Del.) announced on Tuesday that he will again be participating in the coding extravaganza, which means all of Delaware is in play.

“My hope is that this competition will help spark interest in coding and computer programing for some of Delaware’s high school students, so they can understand its importance and the exciting opportunities that STEM education can provide,” Carney said in a statement.

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The deadline to submit your project is Wednesday, Nov. 2. The contest aims to promote STEM skills. It’s one of several initiatives Carney’s office has participated in in the name of STEM.

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