The Challenge Is Here!
The 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s Computing Challenge:
Coding For Good - Inspiring Health and Wellness For All
The Lt. Governor's Computing Challenge is a statewide coding competition for Connecticut students. The "Coding for Good - Inspiring Health and Wellness For All" challenge is open to all students who can enter on their own or as a team through their schools and through informal education partners such as the Girl Scouts, the Y’s, Girls Who Code Clubs and other after school programs. This challenge is inspired by the work of the Governor's Council on Women and Girls: Subcommittee on Education and STEAM. This Challenge would not be possible without the support of our partners and sponsors.
The Challenge Timeline
The challenge was officially announced on January 24th, 2022 and launched on January 25th 2022. Submissions will be accepted until April 29th, 2022. Judging will take place from May 2nd-20th. The challenge's celebration event will occur during the week of June 6th. Check back often for updated information and resources.
The Challenge Structure
Connecticut students in grades 3 through 12 are encouraged to create applications designed to inspire health and wellness for all. This year’s Lt. Governor’s Computing Challenge includes three options for submission: concept challenge, prototype challenge and development challenge. Students can work individually or as a team to submit to one challenge.
Call for Judges
Interested in being a judge for the challenge? Pre-register here!
Announcing The Jackson Laboratory,
Urban Achievement Award
The Jackson Laboratory Urban Achievement Award seeks to promote participation by students in Connecticut State Department of Education-defined Opportunity Districts, a subset of Alliance School Districts, who represent the 10 lowest performing school districts in the state. Opportunity School Districts include:
Bridgeport School District New Britain School District
Derby School District New Haven School District
East Hartford School District New London School District
East Haven School District Norwich School District
Hartford School District Waterbury School District
Through The Jackson Laboratory Urban Achievement Award, individuals/teams at the Elementary, Middle and High school level will receive cash prizes in the Prototype and Development Challenge categories. Building off the scoring criteria outlined by the Coding Challenge, additional weight will be given to projects that have a Bioscience/Public Health/medical innovation focus. The Jackson Laboratory will assist in recruiting employees to serve as mentors and judges for both this category, and the coding challenge as a whole.