Congresswoman Elaine Luria to Host Congressional App Challenge

August 14, 2019
Press Release
Ahead of First Day of School, Representative Launches Competition to Encourage Students to Pursue STEM

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today announced that her office will host its first annual Congressional App Challenge in Virginia’s Second Congressional District.

The Congressional App Challenge is a competition for middle and high school students to develop original apps and to encourage students to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), along with computer science.

“I am excited to announce our district’s participation in the Congressional App Challenge!” Congresswoman Elaine Luria said. “Now more than ever, it is important to invest in STEM education to give Hampton Roads students the tools they need to succeed in our ever-changing economy. As a nuclear engineer, it is my hope that our competition inspires students to pursue STEM coursework.”

Students have between now and November 1, 2019, to register and submit their apps. Winners will have the opportunity to have their work displayed in the United States Capitol for a year and to meet Congresswoman Luria at her Virginia Beach office in December.

For more info about the Congressional App Challenge, including rules, important dates, and eligibility requirements, click HERE. Students and educators are welcome to email Caleb Smith from Congresswoman Luria’s office for additional information.

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.