Today, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled the winner of the Congressional App Challenge from New York’s 14th Congressional District: Packaged in One (PnO) by Rumaiz Ahmed, Maru Kaneko, and Rina Kaneko. PnO is a mobile app that serves as a multipurpose educational tool with a variety of resources, such as a dictionary, electronic flashcards, and a full scientific calculator. A video demonstration of the app is available here.
“Rumaiz, Maru, and Rina’s application was inventive, functional, and apt. They thoughtfully considered that not all learning tools are available to students as schools shifted to remote learning during the pandemic, addressing inequities outside of the classroom,” said the Office of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez. “We congratulate them and commend all the other applicants for participating in this challenge. The creativity and talent this next generation of young leaders has shown gives us much to look forward to.”
Every year, students from across the country participate in the Congressional App Challenge by creating a software application, or “app”, for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. Each Congressional office that participates in the Challenge selects a winner from their district. The Congressional App Challenge’s mission is to inspire, include, and innovate efforts around STEM, coding, and computer science education. Students interested in participating this year can visit the Congressional App Challenge’s website. Applications open in June.