Rep. Loudermilk Announces MPCS Winners of the 2023 Congressional App Challenge
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (GA-11) was recently on campus to announce the winners of the 2023 Congressional App Challenge for Georgia’s 11th Congressional District. MPCS students A. Gilmore, E. Konnick, and D. Wu won first place for their "Emotion Detection Analysis and Reflection" app. The competition is designed for students who aspire to learn computer coding and may have an interest in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
Rep. Loudermilk shared, “The Congressional App Challenge is an excellent way to spark curiosity in computer science and encourage the younger generation to advance their education and pursue careers in this important field. I’m always blown away by the talent of the students in Georgia’s 11th Congressional District, and this year was no different. The excitement this competition brings to our students, parents, teachers, and community is inspiring, and I’m proud of this year’s contestants and our winners.”
The Congressional App Challenge is a nonpartisan Congressional initiative that allows students to spark their interest in computer science and coding. Established in 2013 as a result of the Academic Competition Resolution passed by Congress, it has managed to increase Congressional dialogue surrounding computer science and coding by about two thousand percent. Students can compete individually or in groups of up to four and are tasked with designing an application (app) of their choosing. Each winning app will be featured in the U.S. Capitol and on the House of Representatives official website (House.gov), which has ten million visitors per year.