Monthly Archives: July 2017

EVSC Hosts STEM Camp

More than 200 students converged on Vogel Elementary School this week for the EVSC’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp. The camp is for students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade and is presented in partnership with the University of Southern Indiana, Butler University and I-STEM at Purdue University.

While the camp runs all week, tomorrow media is invited to see the work students are doing. They will be working on projects related to STEM that engages them in the work of scientists, technology specialists, engineers, and/or mathematicians. For instance, third graders will be digging for dinosaur fossils. In the past, groups have created roller coasters, made bouncy balls from Borax, built solar ovens and much more.

Fourth Annual Congressional App Challenge

The 2017 Congressional App Challenge is a 15-week challenge that encourages students to create a mobile app of their choosing and submit it for a chance to be honored by Congresswoman Susan Brooks, and also have their mobile app on display at the U.S. Capitol.  If you live or attend school in the Indiana 5th Congressional District represented by Congresswoman Brooks, please considering entering.

Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. The Congressional App Challenge is open from July 26, 2017 at 12:00pm EST through November 1, 2017 at  2:00pm EST. Students should submit their apps and provide a one to three minute video demonstration (via Vimeo or YouTube) explaining their app and what they learned throughout the competition. Source code is not necessary, but students may submit it if they choose. Students can register here:

When registering, students will be given a Submission ID Number that they will need to use when they submit their final app. All final app submissions should be made on the Congressional App Challenge website.

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