Virtual App Fair 2020

 

The Congressional App Challenge launched in 2014 to encourage students nationwide to code. The Congressional App Challenge is designed to engage student creativity and encourage their participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education fields. The winner’s App is eligible to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building and featured on the U.S. House of Representatives' website, House.gov. 

The competition is open to middle school and high school students who live or attend school in NJ-11. The full set of eligibility rules for individual and team entries can be found at https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/.

Students from 11 different towns in our district participated in the 2020 App Challenge. The judges scored apps based on functionality, creativity, and user experience. Our judges included: 

  • Shahram Dabiri, STEM Manager, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Armaments Center, Picatinny Arsenal 

  • Cassandra Mainiero, Human Capital Management Office, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), Picatinny Arsenal 

  • Maria Gonzalez, Senior Associate STEM, Workforce Development with NJ1, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), Picatinny Arsenal 

  • Alfred Bentley III, PhD, Founder and CEO, vipHomeLink

  • Professor Michael Tirrito, Assistant Professor, Information Technologies, County College of Morris

Morris County Vocational School of Technology student and Parsippany resident Riya Dadheech won the 2020 competition. Read more about Riya's app here.

Below are the submissions from our students in 2020. I applaud all the students who participated and I also want to thank both the computer science teachers in NJ-11 who encouraged their students to submit apps and our judges for their time and effort.

Virtual App Fair - 2020

Advaith Pillai, Livingston High School, “School Assister” 

Advaith Pillai 

Livingston High School

“School Assister”

Link to App Submission

Anusha Bansal, Livingston High School, “Turn Pro: The Fencer’s App”

Anusha Bansal

Livingston High School

“Turn Pro: The Fencer’s App”

Link to App Submission

Lucy Xu, Livingston High School, “Diarythym”

Lucy Xu

Livingston High School

“Diarythym”

Link to App Submission

Badr Abushaar, Molly Bauer and Anthony De'Alessio, Cedar Grove High School, “Multiplication Game”

 

 

 

Badr Abushaar, Molly Bauer,

and Anthony De'Alessio

Cedar Grove High School

“Multiplication Game”

Link to App Submission

Ben Wolfer and Aidan Cass, Cedar Grove High School, “OTP Generator”

Ben Wolfer and Aidan Cass

Cedar Grove High School

“OTP Generator”

Link to App Submission

 

Vinit Patel and Joe Adubato, Cedar Grove High School, “Coronavirus Assessor”

Vinit Patel and Joe Adubato

Cedar Grove High School

“Coronavirus Assessor”

Link to App Submission

 

Matthew Marino, Cedar Grove High School, “Jumpformer”

Matthew Marino

Cedar Grove High School

“Jumpformer”

Link to App Submission

 

Simrann Gupta, Danikka Jelski, Danica Lacuesta, and Ellie Dye, Cedar Grove High School, “AppDHD”

Simrann Gupta, Danikka Jelski,

Danica Lacuesta and Ellie Dye

Cedar Grove High School

“AppDHD”

Link to App Submission

Jason Varjian

Cedar Grove High School

“QuizWhiz

 

 

 

Noel Ramirez, Lily Esdailes, Tyler Flynn, and Eduard Urena, Passaic County Technical Institute, “Foods of Fury”

 

 

 

Noel Ramirez, Lily Esdailes,

Tyler Flynn and

Eduard Urena

Passaic County Technical

Institute “Foods of Fury”

Link to App Submission

Geoffrey Fidati, Artian Pllaha, Umar Arshad, and Christian Brendli, Boonton High School, “Fortnite 101”

 

Geoffrey Fidati, Artian Pllaha,

Umar Arshad, and

Christian Brendli

Boonton High School

“Fortnite 101”

Link to App Submission

Matthew MacDonald, William Hausmann, and Jayden DaSilva, Boonton High School, “Music Trivia”

William Hausmann,

Jayden DaSilva

and Matthew MacDonald

Boonton High School

“Music Trivia”

Link to App Submission

 

Jared Hollfelder, Montville Township High School, “DigiPlanner”

Jared Hollfelder

Montville Township High School

“DigiPlanner”

Link to App Submission

Joshua Phillip, Montville Township High School, “Interval”

Joshua Phillip

Montville Township High School

“Interval”

Link to App Submission

Elizabeth Bazhenov, Montville Township High School, “The State Game”

Elizabeth Bazhenov

Montville Township High School

“The State Game”

Link to App Submission

 

Sophia Kuznetsov, Montville Township High School, “Browser Bake Off”

Sophia Kuznetsov

Montville Township High School

“Browser Bake Off”

Link to App Submission

 

Benjamin Malaga, Randolph High School, “Distancing”

Benjamin Malaga

Randolph High School

“Distancing”

Link to App Submission

 

Riya Dadheech, Morris County Vocational Technology School, “Plate Of Hope”

Riya Dadheech

Morris County Vocational

Technology School

“Plate Of Hope”

Link to App Submission

 

Sarah Bargfrede and Chantelle Faria, Sparta High School, “Hands On-line”

Sarah Bargfrede

and Chantelle Faria

Sparta High School

“Hands On-line”

Link to App Submission

Thomas Chen, The Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, “NJCivGov”

Thomas Chen

The Academy for Mathematics,

Science, and Engineering

“NJCivGov”

Link to App Submission