WASHINGTON — Maybe a bright young programmer out there can produce an app that promotes bipartisanship.
Congress is putting out the call to the nation's computer whiz kids: Send us your best applications for mobile devices.
Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., said the contest is aimed at promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education by allowing students to showcase their skills.
The Omaha congressman noted that he has heard from manufacturing companies struggling to find skilled workers.
“We face a skills gap in this country and offering this contest to high school students in the Omaha metro area is a way to reinforce the importance of STEM education,” Terry said.
Apps can be designed for smartphones or tablets. They will be judged on “originality, design and level of coding.”
Winners from each congressional district will be featured for a year on the House of Representatives website. Other House members from Nebraska are expected to participate as well.
The deadline for submissions is April 30. For more information, contact Terry's office at (402) 397-9944.