2019 App Challenge

June 4, 2019 - October 15, 2019 All day

The Congressional App Challenge is a national coding competition that provides youth an opportunity to explore the exciting field of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology,Engineering and Mathematics). Contestants develop a unique software application or “app” for a mobile, web or other computer-based platform. Winners will be invited to attend the annual House-of-Code award ceremony and S.T.E.M. convention held in Washington, D.C.and possibly receive other prizes.Create either a team or individual account on the App Challenge website and indicate your Member of Congress on the registration form provided. Students must register and submit their completed apps by October 15, 2019 along with a short video demonstration.

Related upcoming events

  • June 24, 2019 8:30 am - June 28, 2019 4:15 pm

    Beat the heat (and rain) next month by attending the Midwest GenCyber Student Camp! This summer camp is for high school students (grades 9-12) and runs from June 24- June 28. Students will learn about cyber security and forensics and explore the Internet of Things (IoT). The camp will be held at two separate locations: June 24-25 will be at Metropolitan Community College, and June 26-28 will be at Bellevue University. To learn more, visit midwestcybercamp.eventbrite.com/

  • June 24, 2019 8:30 am - June 24, 2019 3:30 pm

    Omaha STEM Ecosystems would like to inform the Omaha community of an exciting opportunity for children in grades from 3rd to 10th grade (entering 4th grade and entering 10th grade). Registration for these camps opens up the first week of January for 1 week (Mon.-Fri.) camps that are offered through June 3rd to August 2nd (no camps during the week of July 1-5). The University of Nebraska at Omaha Physics Department welcomes you to Aim for the Stars Science and Math Camps! There is a 1:8 adult to camper ratio at Aim for the Stars. Our staff members are chosen based on their rapport with children, knowledge of the subject matter and love of learning. Your child will learn so much and enjoy every moment of Aim for the Stars Science and Math Camp. There are also a variety of camps you can register your child for during any of the camp weeks. These range anywhere from 3-D printing, Science Fiction, and Engineering focused camps!
    To learn more about this exciting venture, as well as, where to register go to: aimforthestars.unomaha.edu

    These camps vary in price so go to the Aim for the Stars page at the unomaha.edu website link posted above to find specific prices for the camp you decide to register for more details. These camps are each 1 week long (5 days only) 

    Most camps are scheduled to begin each weekday at 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with options of before and after care with an additional cost of 10-30 dollars for either or both.

  • June 24, 2019 9:00 am - June 28, 2019 12:00 pm

    Send your kids to college for a week! Build your child’s course schedule for the week by registering for classes based on their interests. Classes range anywhere from Babysitting Basics and Cooking with Science, to Sewing with Mom and Mini Med School. Head to mccneb.edu to register for classes and find the best location for you.

    The program is held for seven weeks during the summer at seven different locations in our four county service area. Five day sessions are held at schools in Blair, Bennington, Millard, Gretna, Papillion/La Vista, Westside schools and Fremont. No classes are held the week of July 4th. College for Kids students enroll for one week at a time. Each class is priced separately, so they may enroll for one, two or three classes in any given week, or for more than one week taking only one or two classes per week—it’s their choice. The program is from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday each week, with three, hour long class periods in that time frame. They may enroll for a 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon class. The hour long classes are offered for three different age groups: 6-7 year olds, 8-9 year olds and 10-11 year olds. There will be more than one class to choose from for each age group for each hour long time slot.

     

    To register and learn more, visit mccneb.edu

  • June 29, 2019 8:00 am - June 29, 2019 11:00 am

    Launch and Recover Rockets

    Bring your Rockets

    We have free B and C Estes motors

    Contact Doug Kaupa at 719-433-1304 for more information!

    Directions

    – Follow Hwy 92 East from I-29 for 10.0 miles

    – Turn Right onto 290th Street South for 5.0 miles

    – Turn Left onto Applewood Rd East for 1.9 miles

    – Turn right onto 30889 driveway

    No launch if: 

    1. Winds >15 mph

    2. Rain/Snow

    3. Temps <32oF

  • July 8, 2019 8:30 am - July 8, 2019 3:30 pm

    Omaha STEM Ecosystems would like to inform the Omaha community of an exciting opportunity for children in grades from 3rd to 10th grade (entering 4th grade and entering 10th grade). Registration for these camps opens up the first week of January for 1 week (Mon.-Fri.) camps that are offered through June 3rd to August 2nd (no camps during the week of July 1-5). The University of Nebraska at Omaha Physics Department welcomes you to Aim for the Stars Science and Math Camps! There is a 1:8 adult to camper ratio at Aim for the Stars. Our staff members are chosen based on their rapport with children, knowledge of the subject matter and love of learning. Your child will learn so much and enjoy every moment of Aim for the Stars Science and Math Camp. There are also a variety of camps you can register your child for during any of the camp weeks. These range anywhere from 3-D printing, Science Fiction, and Engineering focused camps!
    To learn more about this exciting venture, as well as, where to register go to: aimforthestars.unomaha.edu

    These camps vary in price so go to the Aim for the Stars page at the unomaha.edu website link posted above to find specific prices for the camp you decide to register for more details. These camps are each 1 week long (5 days only) 

    Most camps are scheduled to begin each weekday at 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with options of before and after care with an additional cost of 10-30 dollars for either or both.

  • July 8, 2019 8:30 am - July 12, 2019 3:30 pm

    Dive deep into the world of robots by learning some basic software techniques for controlling individual robots and multi-robot systems. You will create state-of-the-art software that will program robots to do simple tasks. Learn how to program Finch robots using the skills taught in Scratch Programming I. This camps is for 7th and 8th graders and will last from July 8-12 from 8:30am-3:30pm each day. For more information visit unomaha.edu/camps.

  • July 8, 2019 9:00 am - July 12, 2019 12:00 pm

    Send your kids to college for a week! Build your child’s course schedule for the week by registering for classes based on their interests. Classes range anywhere from Babysitting Basics and Cooking with Science, to Sewing with Mom and Mini Med School. Head to mccneb.edu to register for classes and find the best location for you.

    The program is held for seven weeks during the summer at seven different locations in our four county service area. Five day sessions are held at schools in Blair, Bennington, Millard, Gretna, Papillion/La Vista, Westside schools and Fremont. No classes are held the week of July 4th. College for Kids students enroll for one week at a time. Each class is priced separately, so they may enroll for one, two or three classes in any given week, or for more than one week taking only one or two classes per week—it’s their choice. The program is from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday each week, with three, hour long class periods in that time frame. They may enroll for a 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon class. The hour long classes are offered for three different age groups: 6-7 year olds, 8-9 year olds and 10-11 year olds. There will be more than one class to choose from for each age group for each hour long time slot.

     

    To register and learn more, visit mccneb.edu

  • July 15, 2019 8:30 am - July 15, 2019 3:30 pm

    Omaha STEM Ecosystems would like to inform the Omaha community of an exciting opportunity for children in grades from 3rd to 10th grade (entering 4th grade and entering 10th grade). Registration for these camps opens up the first week of January for 1 week (Mon.-Fri.) camps that are offered through June 3rd to August 2nd (no camps during the week of July 1-5). The University of Nebraska at Omaha Physics Department welcomes you to Aim for the Stars Science and Math Camps! There is a 1:8 adult to camper ratio at Aim for the Stars. Our staff members are chosen based on their rapport with children, knowledge of the subject matter and love of learning. Your child will learn so much and enjoy every moment of Aim for the Stars Science and Math Camp. There are also a variety of camps you can register your child for during any of the camp weeks. These range anywhere from 3-D printing, Science Fiction, and Engineering focused camps!
    To learn more about this exciting venture, as well as, where to register go to: aimforthestars.unomaha.edu

    These camps vary in price so go to the Aim for the Stars page at the unomaha.edu website link posted above to find specific prices for the camp you decide to register for more details. These camps are each 1 week long (5 days only) 

    Most camps are scheduled to begin each weekday at 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with options of before and after care with an additional cost of 10-30 dollars for either or both.

  • July 15, 2019 9:00 am - July 19, 2019 12:00 pm

    Send your kids to college for a week! Build your child’s course schedule for the week by registering for classes based on their interests. Classes range anywhere from Babysitting Basics and Cooking with Science, to Sewing with Mom and Mini Med School. Head to mccneb.edu to register for classes and find the best location for you.

    The program is held for seven weeks during the summer at seven different locations in our four county service area. Five day sessions are held at schools in Blair, Bennington, Millard, Gretna, Papillion/La Vista, Westside schools and Fremont. No classes are held the week of July 4th. College for Kids students enroll for one week at a time. Each class is priced separately, so they may enroll for one, two or three classes in any given week, or for more than one week taking only one or two classes per week—it’s their choice. The program is from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday each week, with three, hour long class periods in that time frame. They may enroll for a 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon class. The hour long classes are offered for three different age groups: 6-7 year olds, 8-9 year olds and 10-11 year olds. There will be more than one class to choose from for each age group for each hour long time slot.

     

    To register and learn more, visit mccneb.edu.

  • July 22, 2019 8:30 am - July 22, 2019 3:30 pm

    Omaha STEM Ecosystems would like to inform the Omaha community of an exciting opportunity for children in grades from 3rd to 10th grade (entering 4th grade and entering 10th grade). Registration for these camps opens up the first week of January for 1 week (Mon.-Fri.) camps that are offered through June 3rd to August 2nd (no camps during the week of July 1-5). The University of Nebraska at Omaha Physics Department welcomes you to Aim for the Stars Science and Math Camps! There is a 1:8 adult to camper ratio at Aim for the Stars. Our staff members are chosen based on their rapport with children, knowledge of the subject matter and love of learning. Your child will learn so much and enjoy every moment of Aim for the Stars Science and Math Camp. There are also a variety of camps you can register your child for during any of the camp weeks. These range anywhere from 3-D printing, Science Fiction, and Engineering focused camps!
    To learn more about this exciting venture, as well as, where to register go to: aimforthestars.unomaha.edu

    These camps vary in price so go to the Aim for the Stars page at the unomaha.edu website link posted above to find specific prices for the camp you decide to register for more details. These camps are each 1 week long (5 days only) 

    Most camps are scheduled to begin each weekday at 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with options of before and after care with an additional cost of 10-30 dollars for either or both.

  • July 29, 2019 8:30 am - July 29, 2019 3:30 pm

    Omaha STEM Ecosystems would like to inform the Omaha community of an exciting opportunity for children in grades from 3rd to 10th grade (entering 4th grade and entering 10th grade). Registration for these camps opens up the first week of January for 1 week (Mon.-Fri.) camps that are offered through June 3rd to August 2nd (no camps during the week of July 1-5). The University of Nebraska at Omaha Physics Department welcomes you to Aim for the Stars Science and Math Camps! There is a 1:8 adult to camper ratio at Aim for the Stars. Our staff members are chosen based on their rapport with children, knowledge of the subject matter and love of learning. Your child will learn so much and enjoy every moment of Aim for the Stars Science and Math Camp. There are also a variety of camps you can register your child for during any of the camp weeks. These range anywhere from 3-D printing, Science Fiction, and Engineering focused camps!
    To learn more about this exciting venture, as well as, where to register go to: aimforthestars.unomaha.edu

    These camps vary in price so go to the Aim for the Stars page at the unomaha.edu website link posted above to find specific prices for the camp you decide to register for more details. These camps are each 1 week long (5 days only) 

    Most camps are scheduled to begin each weekday at 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with options of before and after care with an additional cost of 10-30 dollars for either or both.

  • July 29, 2019 9:00 am - August 2, 2019 3:30 pm

    Do you love crime-fighting shows, like CSI, and think the agents or people like Abby are some of the coolest people out there? Come learn about real crime fighting in the cyber world! Try advanced hands-on activities in a computer lab as you learn key techniques used to protect computer networks from intruders. You’ll actually use the tools that real cybercrime fighters use! You’ll be able to complete the requirements for three Cybersecurity badges; Cybersecurity Basics, Cybersecurity Safeguards, and Cybersecurity Investigator. All girls participating must be in 8th grade or older.

  • September 20, 2019 All day

    The UNO STEM TRAIL (Teaching, research, and inquiry-based learning) Center is Omaha's newest STEM center that seeks to actively engage youth in STEM activities. Friday, September 20th is the official launch day of the center. Join us for presentations, workshops, and demonstrations of resources and opportunities provided by the STEM TRAIL Center!