Hey students, here’s a competition that is sure to test your app-titude. U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan is inviting students from his congressional district to use their creative skills to come up with original apps for a contest aimed at promoting education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Donovan (R-C-Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island) said the app challenge, part of an effort by the House of Representatives to advance STEM education, is open to students in the 11th Congressional District.
The deadline for entering the contest is Jan. 15.
A panel of three local judges — John Abi-Habib, Frank Floridia and Anthony Rapacciuolo — will announce winners on Feb. 22.
Abi-Habib, founder of MSI Net, Inc. and mCloudServ LLC, works to improve technology in the classroom to empower students. “I’m excited to review the students’ work. This generation grew up surrounded by digital technology, and the next major tech breakthrough could come from a teenager tinkering in the garage,” he said.
The winners could potentially become famous nationwide. The winning apps will be exhibited on a digital display in the U.S. Capitol for a year following the competition.
“To compete in a 21st-century global economy, our students must enter the workforce with unprecedented technological savvy,” Donovan said. “Today’s entrepreneurs can build successful companies with just a desk, a computer and an idea. I’m excited to see what our students develop — with the right skill-set, there are no limits to what they can achieve.”
To read more and find out how to enter please copy or click on the link to The Brooklyn Eagle.