Owens hosts STEM competition

WASHINGTON – Rep. Bill Owens announced Friday that he’s hosting Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Competition for high school students in his district.

The Plattsburgh Democrat applauded the competition, which is happening in congressional districts across the country.

“Students who can master the STEM subjects will earn great jobs and lead the nation’s next period of economic growth,” Owens said in a press release. “I encourage young people to participate in this competition and gain exposure to the STEM fields.”

This year, students can participate by designing a working or conceptual software application and presenting it in a two minute YouTube video. In the spring, a panel of judges from the district will determine the best presentations.

One winning student from each region will have their design featured at an interactive exhibit at the U.S. Capitol.

Participants can submit their entries from Feb. 1 through March 30. Teachers and students interested in participating should sign up for Owens’ E-Newsletter to receive regular updates on the contest. They can also call Owens’ office at 202-225-4611.

Details and the official contest rules will be posted on Rep. Owens’ website, Twitter and Facebook pages later this month.

For more information, including a list of introductory resources, visit owens.house.gov/news.