PAWTUCKET, RI – In an effort to promote innovation and engage students in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today urged Rhode Island students to compete in his first annual House Student App Challenge. The winning app will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol and featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website.

“This is a great opportunity for kids and their parents to have fun, learn, and promote STEAM education,” said Cicilline, who serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet that oversees information technology. “I encourage all eligible Rhode Islanders to participate in this competition and look forward to viewing what they create.”

The House Student App Challenge is open to all high school students who live in or are eligible to attend public schools in the First Congressional District. Students entering the competition must provide a YouTube or VIMEO video demo explaining their app and what they learned through the competition process. The competition submission period is already underway and ends April 30, 2014.

More details on submitting a contest entry, the rules of the competition, and helpful programming resources can be found on Congressman Cicilline’s website or at StudentAppChallenge.house.gov.