Congressional App Challenge – Chicago


The 2017 Congressional App Challenge is open for submissions from students in 204+ congressional districts across the country. Students can create and submit their own original apps for mobile phone, tablet, or computer platforms. Apps will be judged by a panel of local community leaders engaged in STEM fields. Winners run the chance of being invited to Washington, DC, and having their apps featured on a display in the U.S. Capitol building.

There are currently 204+ Members of Congress from 45 states signed up to participate in this year’s Challenge. To see if students from your area are eligible to participate, click here.

More information and submission guidelines are available at

PDF With details HERE

TEDxYouth Field Trip to Whitney Young (updated)

Updated with proper links:

This particular message is for Lane Tech students only. Below are details on an amazing opportunity for a field trip on Thursday, May 8th. Students will miss periods 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. The bus will leave at 10:45am sharp and return around 2:45-3pm. There are a limited number of spots available. You can only apply if you do not have an AP test on that date. Read the information below, and if you’re interested in applying, chose the the relevant option below:

  • Option 1: Mr. Solin’s students can apply at this link
  • Option 2: Other students can apply by emailing the following information to Mr. Solin at
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Student ID
    • CPS Email Address
    • Division / Advisory #

Communication regarding the event will only be sent through CPS email including notification if you are invited to attend.