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Congresswoman Candice Miller

Representing the 10th District of Michigan

Rep. Miller Announces Winners of This Year’s Congressional App Competition

May 28, 2014
Press Release

Harrison Township, MI – Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) announced that the winners of the 2014 House App Challenge are Amanda Fulghum, Brendan Mantey, Davanna White, and Krista Wylin from the Macomb Academy of Arts & Sciences in Armada, MI for their app, “Bakround Noise.”

“I want to congratulate the talented students from the Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences for winning this year’s app challenge.” Miller said after meeting with the 2014 winners. “Their proven ability to compete within the STEM fields will serve them well in their future endeavors.  I also commend their teachers and mentors for their encouragement.  STEM research and innovation is a major skill set driving today’s global economy, and it is extremely important that we equip our youth with the skills they need to succeed.”

Teacher:
• Christina Vrzovski,  Macomb Academy of Arts & Sciences

Technical Advisor:
• Jesse Vollmar, Founder FarmLogs

Submissions to the 2014 Congressional STEM Competition were judged by:
• Dennis Buckmaster, St. Clair County RESA Information Technology, Chief Operating Officer
• Mike Rutallie, St. Clair County RESA, Network Engineer
• James Wasiloff, Director, Continuous Process Improvement, TACOM LCMC Strategic Planning and Transformation, United States Army
• Denice Gerstenberg, Women in Defense – STEM Director, City Development Manager – City of Sterling Heights
• Kevin Lasser, JEMS Technology – CEO

About the 2014 House App Challenge:
This year’s House STEM App Challenge was the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition. This competition is designed to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.  Established by Rep. Candice Miller as Chairman of the House Committee on Administration, this competition is a nationwide event that allows students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

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