Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge began in 2013 to encourage students to become more involved in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, specifically in coding and computer science. Participants create and exhibit a software application, or "app," for mobile, tablet or computer devices. The Challenge is open to all TX-22 high school students. Students can participate individually or on a team.

The winning app is displayed in the US Capitol Building and on two websites, which can be found here and here. The first place winner or team is also recognized by Olson and receives Amazon Web Services Credits.

The 2020 Congressional App Challenge is now open! The competition runs from June through October and winners are chosen and announced in December. More information on the challenge can be found here. Students can register for the challenge by following this link.

If you have any questions, please contact Olson's Sugar Land office at (281) 494-2690.

2019 App Challenge Winners: Raina Parikh and Tracy Wei
The 2019 Congressional App Challenge winners were Raina Parikh and Tracy Wei from Stephen F. Austin High School for their app, SAY: Stories About You.