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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

MacArthur Launches Congressional App Challenge

August 4, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom MacArthur today challenged high school students in New Jersey’s Third Congressional District to participate in the Congressional App Challenge. 

The Congressional App Challenge is designed to engage students' creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields, allowing students to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or "app," for mobile, tablet or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

“Computer science and STEM skills are essential for economic growth and innovation,” said Congressman MacArthur. “Our dependence on technology will only grow and we need to proactively inspire the bright minds of our technologically savvy students to pursue these crucial STEM-based skills. I am excited to see what inventive apps students in the Third Congressional District create to solve everyday problems and enhance our lives.”

The 2016 Congressional App Challenge submission period will until November 2, 2016. Third Congressional District winners will be selected by a panel of local judges and announced on December 5, 2016. Winners will be honored by Congressman MacArthur and have their apps featured on a display in the U.S. Capitol building.

The Internet Education Foundation will be serving as the operational “sponsor” of the Congressional App Challenge. For more information, please visit