- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska’s 3rd District congressman has announced a contest for high school students in the state’s vast, rural district to create a new software application for smartphone, tablet or computer devices.

Republican Rep. Adrian Smith says the deadline for submissions for the first House Student App Challenge is March 30.

The competition is designed to promote innovation and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math among high school students. Students may participate individually or in teams of up to four. Those entering the competition must provide a YouTube or VIMEO video explaining their app and what they learned through the competition process.

The winning app in each participating congressional district will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website and will be on display in a U.S. Capitol exhibit.

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