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MAGIC Director Andrew Phelps Named Advisor to Rep. Slaughter for House STEM App Challenge

ROCHESTER, N.Y. –1/24/14, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) announced that she will host the first annual House academic competition to promote innovation in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The House STEM App Challenge calls on high school students within New York’s 25th Congressional District to submit ideas for a software an application, or “app,” idea related to STEM fields.

Andrew Phelps, director of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC), is the 2014 STEM App Challenge Advisor to Rep. Slaughter. As an expert in this field, Phelps will provide guidance throughout the competition. “RIT and the MAGIC Center are deeply appreciative of the importance of STEM education to the Rochester region and the nation,” said Phelps. “I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Rep. Slaughter in support of the House STEM App Challenge, and to support this initiative on behalf of RIT. I look forward to seeing the creative and innovative ideas this challenge is sure to produce.”