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Record Number of Students Compete in Knovel’s University Challenge

By DE Editors

Knovel, a provider of a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, has announced the winners of the 2010 University Challenge. With more than 10,000 eligible entries submitted from students representing more than 500 universities worldwide, the 2010 competition was the most successful since the program launched in 2007.

Each year, the Knovel University Challenge presents 12 questions on engineering-related topics, and students can use Knovel to research and find the answers. Eligible entries are based upon correctly answering a minimum of three questions out of twelve.

The worldwide competition, which launches each fall, has become a way for University librarians to introduce library resources to students as they learn how to research, problem solve, and prepare for a competitive workforce. In fact, participation in the 2010 competition was a requirement for more than 600 students in a freshmen engineering program at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Knovel awarded 21 prizes this year including a special prize for the school that had the most entries. That prize went to Benjamin Sissons from University of Arkansas. Nine others schools qualified for the "contest-within-the-contest" by having more than 100 students participate.

The 2010 grand prize recipient was Moustapha Adoum from the University of California, San Diego. The first prize recipient was Jacob Dodson of Virginia Tech.

For a complete list of the 2010 Knovel University Challenge winners, visit Knovel.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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