Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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App Challenge


The Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, or“Congressional App Challenge," is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.  Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.  Throughout the completion period, participating students will be provided opportunities to engage with various STEM educational partners located within the community to mentor and assist them with their app development.  

Can I Participate?

The Competition is open to San Diego high school and middle school students. Individuals submitting on behalf of teams must meet the eligibility requirements for individual contestants.


How Can I Enter?

Coming soon. You can sign up to be notified when the application is open here

Learn more about the App Challenge here. 

All entries must be an original in concept, design, and execution.

Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2019. 

2018 Winner

"Rescue" was designed by Padraig MacGabann of Coronado High School. Rescue is an emergency response app designed to contact first responders more efficiently and to provide important details about the emergency. 

Watch their demo.

Resources for Students and Teachers