Congressional Internet Caucus Academy

Congressional Internet Caucus Academy A mission to curate balanced and dynamic debates among Internet stakeholders by providing a neutral platform for thought leaders to address key issues.

The Congressional Internet Caucus Academy works with the Congressional Internet Caucus to educate Congress and the public about important Internet-related policy issues. With funding and logistical support from the Internet Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the CICA hosts fair and balanced educational forums designed to assure informed decision-making by policymakers.

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Photos from URBAN TxT's post

Photos from URBAN TxT's post

Reps Jennifer Wexton, Young Kim To Lead House's STEM Competition -


Today, Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) and Michael McCaul (TX-10) appointed Representatives Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) and Young Kim (CA-39) as new bipartisan leaders of the Congressional App Challenge (CAC). As the House’s official STEM competition, the Congressional App Challenge inspires stu...

Congressional App Challenge
Congressional App Challenge

Congressional App Challenge

We've launched! Learn about the “Congressional App Challenge”, a competition designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.


We're in the home stretch for The Congressional App Challenge.

Every year we challenge students in DeKalb County School District, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Rockdale County Public Schools and Newton County Schools to create and submit their original apps for a chance to win the Congressional App Challenge (CAC).

Each year we publicly recognize our winning teams and each winning app may be put on display in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year.

Additional prizes are available. The Congressional Internet Caucus initiates the annual CAC.

If you have any questions surrounding the App Challenge visit or call 770-987-2291.

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Timeline photos

Timeline photos

Thorough and thoughtful advice for the last month of the App Challenge from our Alumni Advisory Board Primary Liaison, Albert Hao. It's not too late to Code for Congress!


The Internet Law and Policy Foundry's Diversity and Inclusion Event Series: Understanding Algorithmic Discrimination.
Speakers, bios, and registration:
Please join the Internet Law and Policy Foundry for a panel discussion on how algorithms can perpetuate historical biases in areas such as housing, employment, and credit and how policymakers and internet platforms can tackle these issues.
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The Congressional App Challenge's Back to School webinar series is free to attend and open to students, parents, educators, and Congressional App Challenge stakeholders.

Join Apple Education to learn about the fast-growing app economy and the tools and techniques that produce great apps.

You’ll hear about Swift, an intuitive and open source programming language that’s easy to learn, yet powerful enough to make the some of the most popular apps on the App Store.

And, you’ll learn about free resources from Apple to help you use Swift, Xcode, and the app design process that professional developers use to make apps for iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS and beyond.

Photos from Congressman Hank Johnson's post

Photos from Congressman Hank Johnson's post

Code at Home -
Code at Home -

Code at Home -

These are extraordinary times. Roughly 90% of Americans have been ordered to “stay at home” in order to mitigate the risk of continuing to spread the COVID-19 virus. As of April 1st, 38 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico have issued stay-at-home orders. In total, about 297 million people are...


California App Challengers! Interested in getting a head start on this year's Congressional App Challenge? Our team will be on hand for MenloHacks V in Atherton on March 14-15th. The deadline to sign up has just been extended to March 5th. Register at!

Faces and Fingers: Authentication
Faces and Fingers: Authentication

Faces and Fingers: Authentication

One of the most shocking outcomes of the pre-digital law versus post-digital world is the currently unconfirmed holding that although law enforcement may not compel the production of a password to unlock a mobile device, a finger, and likely a face, is fair game. You may be forced to “look” at y...

Get ready for .

Get ready for .

The entire CAC team is so excited to welcome all of our award-winning engineers to the annual . This annual event brings together student engineers from 190 congressional districts and 44 states, Members of Congress, and industry professionals alike to celebrate STEM Education.

Due to overwhelming demand, this year’s App Demos will be split into three separate sessions. Each student will get a chance to showcase their winning app and show the STEM community all their hard work.

This festival for computer science wouldn’t be complete without our amazing student line-up! Join us for the and get to know our future leaders in STEM!

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

Congratulations to the winner of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge for California's 18th Congressional District, Sidney Hough! Her app, Uproot, prevents heavy crop losses by identifying invasive plants. Using machine learning and artificial intelligence, Uproot analyzes photos of plants in real-time to detect growth that is harmful to crops. Bravo to Sidney as well as the 16 Challenge participants for pursuing innovative technology to create meaningful change.

Learn more about Sidney's app here:

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Meet the Winners: Lucas Armand and Shrey Pandya

The dynamic developing duo is at it again! In 2016, 14-year-old Lucas Armand of Malvern, Pennsylvania and 14-year-old Shrey Pandya of Exton, Pennsylvania wowed STEM Challenge judges with their science-themed game, Outbreak: Cellular Warfare, winning them the Nat Geo Explore Middle School Playable Ga...

The Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge

One month left to submit your apps for the Congressional App Challenge! Keep coding, you got this.

The 2019 Congressional App Challenge Launches Today! -
The 2019 Congressional App Challenge Launches Today! -

The 2019 Congressional App Challenge Launches Today! -

The annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC) launches today. The CAC is a Congressional initiative to encourage student engagement in STEM and, more specifically, computer science. Middle and high school students from across America are invited to participate. Registration is now open for students,....

Hoyer Announces Winners of the Fifth Annual Fifth District Congressional App Challenge | Congressman Steny Hoyer
Hoyer Announces Winners of the Fifth Annual Fifth District Congressional App Challenge | Congressman Steny Hoyer

Hoyer Announces Winners of the Fifth Annual Fifth District Congressional App Challenge | Congressman Steny Hoyer

Tue, Nov 27, 2018 / Education WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) announced the winners of the Fifth Annual Congressional App Challenge for the Fifth District. Destini Brown of Gwynn Park High School won first place this year with her app, “How Are You Feeling?” Her app is...

The Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge

Congratulations!!!!!! Rep Bob Goodlatte and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
appoint Congressman French Hill and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene lead the 2018 Congressional App Challenge!

The Congressional App Challenge
The Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge

We are thrilled to announce that Society for Science & the Public has awarded us their Action Grant.

Each spring and fall, The Society awards the STEM Action Grant to organizations that are working to advocate for STEM, promote STEM learning, and encourage participation in STEM fields among underrepresented populations.

We are incredibly thankful for this honor and proud to stand alongside the other amazing awardees devoted to empowering the future of STEM.

Read the full article here!

Join us next Friday 6/29 in Rayburn room 2237 as we host an expert panel to discuss the momentous   decision-- RSVP Here...
Carpenter: How SCOTUS Defines Constitutional Privacy In The Digital Age

Join us next Friday 6/29 in Rayburn room 2237 as we host an expert panel to discuss the momentous decision-- RSVP Here

Moments ago the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued its ruling in cellphone privacy case, Carpenter v. U.S. Join us for a popup briefing next Friday as a panel of Academy experts parses the Court's decision and what it means for the future of privacy. The Carpenter case may potentially transform our under...





The diversity numbers for the The Congressional App Challenge are impressive, besting Silicon Valley best.

The diversity numbers for the The Congressional App Challenge are impressive, besting Silicon Valley best.

The Congressional App Challenge inspires record number of African-American students for the 2017 Challenge.
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"What the GDPR Means For You and Your Constituents" Briefing

ICYMI: GDPR Briefing is up on our Youtube!

Creative Commons Licensed Photos from the event:

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Speakers: Melanie Bates, Communications Director, Future of Privacy Forum Mike Godwin, Director of Innovation Policy and General Counsel, R Street Institute ...


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General information

The Congressional Internet Caucus Academy provides a wide variety of timely, dynamic and informative briefings and programs for members of Congress, the technology policy community and industry leaders. The Academy works to ensure that all educational events and initiatives are fair and balanced forums for Internet-related discussion. The Academy does not promote any particular policy position.


- Educational Briefings for Congressional Members/Staff
- Speakers Series
- Event Podcasts

All events are free to government staff and students


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