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High School Student App Developers Harness Their Imagination and Tech Skills in First-Ever Congressional STEM Competition, Ros-Lehtinen Reveals Her...

July 24, 2014



High School Student App Developers Harness Their Imagination and Tech Skills in First-Ever Congressional STEM Competition, Ros-Lehtinen Reveals Her 2014 Winners

"The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields will continue to grow in importance to our local economy, and we need more young people to pursue high paying and high producing STEM careers. All of these incredible high school student finalists should be proud of their tremendous accomplishments - I am certain that these young South Floridians will likely be among the next generation's leaders as the new high tech economy continues to emerge."

Miami, Florida - Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is proud to announce the high school student winners for Florida's27th Congressional District in this year's first-ever Congressional STEM Competition. This annual event is designed to promote innovation and engagement in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields. This year's competition - the House App Challenge - had students compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or "app," for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. Humbert Torres was selected as the overall district winner; his "Anatomy Academy" app will be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol Building along with other district winners from across the nation. Second place was awarded to Javelis Ruiz for "Pond Add-venture", and Brian Mugica earned third place with "Alien Operations on Digiterra". Honorable mentions were also given to the following students: Jonathan Perdomo, Alexander Perez, Anthony Perez, and Thomas Shelow.

The competition was open to all high school students in the 27th District and all submissions were judged by a panel of local technology and education experts including Miami-Dade County Public School'sCristy Charters, Miami-Dade College'sJack Lusby, and Florida International University'sMichael Robinson. Twenty-one finalists, including the winners, will be recognized in the fall by Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen in South Florida following the start of the new school year. The majority of finalists were enrolled in Miami Springs Senior High School's iTECH Academy under the leadership of Principal Ed Smith and iTECH Director Rene Barge.

Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

"I was excited to have students from South Florida participate in the first-ever Congressional STEM Competition. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields will continue to grow in importance to our local economy, and we need more young people to pursue high paying and high producing STEM careers. All of these incredible high school student finalists should be proud of their tremendous accomplishments - I am certain that these young South Floridians will likely be among the next generation's leaders as the new high tech economy continues to emerge. I encourage our whole community to join me in congratulating Humbert, Javelis, Brian, Jonathan, Alexander, Anthony, and Thomas, and the rest of our very deserving finalists on their outstanding creativity, programming skills, and hard work."

Read this original document at: http://ros-lehtinen.house.gov/press-release/high-school-student-app-developers-harness-their-imagination-and-tech-skills-first


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