Ian Cook is winner of app development challenge

Ian Cook is winner of Congressional App Challenge
Posted on 12/06/2017
Please help us congratulate CV High School senior Ian Cook, who has been announced as the winner of the 4th Congressional District’s inaugural Congressional App Challenge (CAC), as hosted by U.S. Congressman Scott Perry. The CAC was created to highlight the importance of STEM and computer-based skills and the critical role they play in economic growth and innovation.

Ian’s app, titled “Mathematical Journey,” is a fun and educational game that young grade school children can use to improve and practice their basic math skills. A demonstration of Ian’s app can be found by clicking here. Ian’s app will be featured on a display in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on House.gov and on the Congressional App Challenge website: www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us.

Eight submissions from around the 4th Congressional District were received as part of this year’s challenge. The competition was open to all high school students who reside in the 4th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.

Three independent judges from the 4th Congressional District evaluated the apps submitted for consideration. They included John McElligott, Chief Executive Officer of York Exponential, Dominic Sinibaldi, Chief Operating Officer at York Exponential and Eric Mueller, co-founder of Qrypdo. Congressman Perry thanks them for lending their time and talents to the App Challenge.

By some estimates, the United States may need more than a million programmers by 2020. To maintain American competitiveness, it’s crucial that the United States encourage our youth to pursue and acquire these valuable skills. The Internet Education Foundation serves as the operational sponsor of the CAC. Please visit www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us for more information about the Congressional App Challenge.

“We want to inspire 4th District students to explore STEM, coding and computer science as potential careers,” said Congressman Perry. “As such, we hope to make this an annual program and encourage all students to consider applying for next year’s app challenge.”

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