U.S. Representative Ed Royce

39th District of California

Rep. Royce Announces Congressional App Challenge Exhibit and Awards Ceremony

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Washington, November 1, 2016 | Saat Alety (202-714-7882) | comments
Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) announced details of this year's Congressional App Challenge Exhibit and Awards Ceremony, featuring mobile applications created by over 100 participating students from California's 39th Congressional District.

A panel of independent judges will determine the winning team and Rep. Royce will announce their decision at the ceremony. Competition winners will have their work displayed in the United States Capitol.

“I've had the opportunity to visit students hard at work for this year's Challenge and look forward to seeing the final products. As the national Co-Chair of the Congressional App Challenge, I thank our event speakers and judges, all of whom share my passion for instilling the value of a STEM education in our community's students," said Rep. Royce.

Event Details

What: Congressional App Challenge Exhibit and Awards Ceremony
Who: U.S. Representative Ed Royce
Date: November 9, 2016
Time: 7 PM
Location: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Address: 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Event Speakers

Marc Fischer
Marc Fischer is the founder and CEO of Dogtown Media, a mobile technology studio based in Santa Monica, California with offices in San Francisco and New York City. Fischer is also a Professor at Santa Monica College where he teachers App Design to computer science and graphic design students.

Katie Lamkin
Kathleen Lamkin is a Software Engineering major at Chapman University, graduating in December 2016. She works as a Software Engineer at Anivive Lifesciences. She has three years of industry experience in design and implementation of web services, backend web applications, and data integrations. She has worked in a wide range of industries consisting of media & entertainment, consumer electronics, logistics, and pharmaceutical. Kathleen is the sole inventor on a pending patent entitled "Method for Creating and Displaying Content."

Daniel Tenorio
Daniel Tenorio is a full-stack developer at CASEpeer and recent Computer Science graduate from the University of California Irvine. Tenorio was involved in AppJam+, a program aimed at introducing young students to computer science by mentoring them as they build their first Android applications.

Event Judges

Shannon Alfaro, Lecturer, University of California Irvine
Abby Atchison, Chapman University
Melissa Crawford, Software Engineer, Capital One
Scarlett Kwong, Walnut Valley Water District
Erik Linstead, Professor, Chapman University
John Natividad, Vice President, AlixPartner Japan
Bing Neris, Environmental Engineer, City of Los Angeles
Chi Ni, Education Consultant
Captain Eugene Park, Assistant Civil Works Branch Chief, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Ryan Rysley, Chief Technology Officer, Wipfli LLP


This event is open press. Those interested in attending can do so by contacting Stephanie Hu at (626) 964-5123 or Stephanie.Hu@mail.house.gov.
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Tags: Education