The US House of Representatives wants to encourage students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, and Math by hosting an annual competition for the best mobile apps. Students will be competing in their respective district in the Congressional App Challenge to be the best coder.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor states that the “competition will serve as a unique opportunity for America’s high school and college students in each Congressional District to showcase their capabilities, creativity, and innovative thinking. Each year, the competition will bring communities together and motivate students to pursue their interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. I look forward to the success of the Congressional Academic Competition and to seeing the creative ideas of America’s next generation of innovators.” The bill passed with overwhelming support from both parties in a 411-3 vote.

The competition will be modeled after the successful Congressional Arts Competition that began in 1982 and now has seen over 650,000 participants. Students can register on the competition’s official site for more info: CongressionalAppChallenge.org