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Congressional App Challenge launches partnership with UpBrainery Technologies

The partnership will serve more than 15,000 students around the U.S virtually and provide free STEM curriculum and resources

HOUSTON, TX, June 17, 2021 -- Congressional App Challenge, an official initiative of the U.S. House of Representatives, is excited to announce they have signed an exclusive partnership with UpBrainery Technologies to provide free educational resources to students. In collaboration with UpBrainery Technologies, an online educational A.I. based platform, the Congressional App Challenge plans to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in the STEM education field. 2021 program starts on June 24, 2021 and ends on November 1, 2021.

UpBrainery Technologies expects the virtual program will serve more than 15,000students around the U.S and provide them with free curriculum and resources to learn mobile app development. This free program is open to middle and high-schoolers without any requirement of computer science experience or background - breaking down barriers for highest-need students to participate independently or with support from teachers.

Utilizing UpBrainery Technologies’ education platform and curriculum, middle and high school students will be participating in district wide Congressional App Challenges hosted by members of the U.S. House of Representative, thereby encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue a career in STEM.

As a first generation college student, I first hand saw how the access to quality programs can shape the narrative for not only the student but generations to come. We are thrilled to partner with the Congressional App Challenge, and empower students across the United States to leverage the power of technology to explore ideas, build apps and solve problems,” said UpBrainery cofounder Vernee Hines.

Together, the Congressional App Challenge and UpBrainery aim to increase engagement and familiarity with coding among U.S. middle school and high school students. Students are strongly encouraged to register their intent to participate in the Congressional App Challenge by August 1. More details are available here:


The Congressional App Challenge is an initiative of the U.S. House of Representatives, where Members of Congress host contests in their districts for middle school and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science. The non-profit Internet Education Foundation provides the CAC with supplemental staffing and support. In the six years of the Congressional App Challenge, the program has yielded 1442 App Challenges across 49 states and territories. Thousands of functional apps have been created by over 30,000 students, and participant demographics surpass all industry diversity metrics.


UpBrainery is an innovative educational technology company transforming the experience of online learning through AI and experiential learning tools. UpBrainery’s educational marketplace connects subject matter experts with students and uses AI to help connect the dots between academic learning and applied learning. UpBrainery is working with Whataburger, Nasdaq, Girl Scouts and others to provide educational programming for youth in the community and has been recognized as part of Google for Startups, Capital Factory and Gener8tor programs. To learn more about who we are and what we do visit our website please go to

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