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Gianforte Announces Winner of Congressional App Challenge

November 19, 2018
Press Release

Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte today announced Montana’s winners of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge, Kyler Nelson and Andrew Stroop, students from Capital High School in Helena.

“Kyler and Andrew developed an impressive app that showcases Montana entrepreneurship at its best,” Gianforte said. “Their app gets two challenging, complex codes to interface, making it easier to run robotic machine tools like a milling machine from their app.”

Learn more about Kyler and Andrew’s app here.

Gianforte thanked the budding programmers who competed.

“I’m impressed with the creativity and talent of Montana’s young programmers. I thank all the students who entered the competition as well as their teachers and mentors for their guidance,” Gianforte said.

The Congressional App Challenge is an annual contest to engage student creativity and encourage their participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education fields. This nationwide event allows high school students from across the country to compete against their peers by creating and exhibiting their software application, or "app," for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

Winning apps from each congressional district will be on display in the U.S. Capitol.

The Congressional App Challenge is sponsored by the Internet Education Foundation (IEF). For more information on the Congressional App Challenge, visit Gianforte’s website.