U.S. CONGRESSMANALAN LOWENTHALServing California's 47th District

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Congressional App Challenge

This year marks the third annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “Congressional App Challenge” for high school students across the nation. This competition is designed to engage the creativity of students and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.  Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, and held for the first time in 2014, this competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the nation 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.  

The “Congressional App Challenge” is open to all high school students in the 47th District. To view the flyer for this year's competition information, please click here.

Students entering the competition must submit a link to a brief (no more than 3 minutes) YouTube or VIMEO video demonstration explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process (instructions are in the 2016 Congressional Toolkit) during the Competition Submission Period between 9 AM Pacific Standard Time on JULY 18, 2016, and 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time on NOVEMBER 2, 2016.

How Can I Participate?

Click here to see the entire rules, find out if you are eligible, and begin both the registration and submission process.

If you have any questions, please contact my district office in Long Beach at 562-436-3828.

Resources for Students and Teachers

Capitol Hill Office

Washington, DC
125 Cannon HOB
(House Office Building)
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-7924
Fax: (202) 225-7926

Hours: 9am - 6pm EST

District Office

Long Beach
100 W. Broadway
West Tower Suite 600
Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: (562) 436-3828
Fax: (562) 437-6434

Hours: 9am - 5pm PST

Satellite Office Days and Hours

  • Cypress
    City of Cypress City Hall
    5275 Orange Ave
    Cypress, CA 90630

    Hours: Tuesdays,
    10:00am - 12:30pm

  • Garden Grove
    Garden Grove City Hall
    11222 Acacia Pkwy
    (3rd Floor, Rm. 333)
    Garden Grove, CA 92840

    Hours: Wednesdays,
    2:00pm - 4:30pm

  • Westminster
    Westminster Community Services Building
    8200 Westminster Blvd
    Westminster, CA 92683

    Hours: Wednesdays,
    10:00am - 12:30pm

  • Stanton
    City of Stanton City Hall
    7800 Katella Ave
    Stanton, CA 90680

    Hours: Tuesdays,
    1:30pm - 4:00pm

Please address all mail or correspondence to the Long Beach or Washington, DC offices.