Congressman Blum Announces Congressional App Challenge

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Washington, DC, December 11, 2015 | comments

Congressman Rod Blum released the following statement regarding his participation in the Congressional App Challenge.

“With the growing importance of jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields in the 21st century, it is vital that our young people are given opportunities to learn coding skills and a platform to promote their work. The Congressional App Challenge gives our high school students these opportunities while also providing a chance to interact with local high-tech employers in a variety of STEM fields. I am excited to host the Congressional App Challenge this year and look forward to seeing the entries from students across the First District.”

The Congressional App Challenge runs through January 21st, 2016, challenging high school students to design and create an original app for submission.  Eligible high school students in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District may enter this Challenge as individuals or groups of not more than four students and will be judged by a panel chosen by the Office of Congressman Blum.  The submitted app can be on any topic, provided it is original, appropriate, and has been made within a year of January 16th, 2016. 

All Sign-Ups/Questions can be directed to Alexah Rogge of Congressman Blum’s Cedar Rapids Office at (319)364-2288 or or by visiting

Rod Blum is the Republican Congressman in Iowa’s 1st District. He is a member of the Budget and Oversight & Government Reform Committees.


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