McEachin Launches 2022 Congressional App Challenge

Government and Politics

August 12, 2022

Richmond, VA – Today, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced the launch of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge for all middle and high school students in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District.

The annual competition challenges students to create an original software application. The winner will be eligible to have their app displayed in the U.S. Capitol, featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website, and will be invited to attend the #HouseofCode Capitol Hill reception.

“The Congressional App Challenge is an exciting annual competition that encourages students to strengthen and showcase their skills in coding and computer science,” said Rep. McEachin (VA-04). “STEM fields are burgeoning industries with strong career prospects, so I am thrilled to host this competition and provide a unique opportunity for young minds in our district. I encourage any interested students to participate in this year’s Congressional App Challenge and begin working on their applications now.”

The Congressional App Challenge is an opportunity for students to compete against their peers and test their abilities in coding and computer science. The competition provides students with the chance to hone their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines and begin exploring new industries and potential future career paths.

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all students who reside in or attend school in the Fourth Congressional District. Students may begin registering for the event today on the Congressional App Challenge website. The deadline to submit an original app is November 1st, 2022.

For more information, visit Rep. McEachin’s website.