SOURCE: Knovel


January 19, 2010 09:30 ET

2009 Knovel University Challenge Winners Announced

More Than 2200 Engineering Students Participated in Annual Competition

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - Knovel, a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, today announces winners of the 2009 Knovel University Challenge. More than 2200 engineering students participated in the annual competition open to students attending universities with a Knovel subscription. Currently, 62 percent of the world's top universities and 80 percent of the top engineering schools in the United States provide access to Knovel because it helps students find and apply reliable data fast, as well as get up-to-speed on real-world issues.

The Knovel University Challenge requires students to use Knovel's online technical references and interactive tools to correctly answer at least three engineering questions across multiple disciplines in order to be entered into a random drawing for prizes. Students can also use Knovel's widget for a quick search and to share the questions with friends via social networks.

"Fall brings many new, and of course returning, engineering students to the Mines campus. It is an ideal time to promote valuable research tools, such as Knovel, and engage students," says Megan Tomeo, reference librarian, Colorado School of Mines. "Our students enjoy participating in Knovel University Challenge and the prizes are great too. More importantly, the competition encourages students to use Knovel and its interactive tools, which will serve them well at Mines and in the workplace."

"We launched the Knovel University Challenge in 2006 to engage more closely with the librarians, faculty and students that have access to Knovel," says Chris Forbes, Knovel president and CEO. "The questions were tough this year, and we are pleased that students representing more than 300 schools worldwide participated."

Grand Prize Winner

Knovel awarded a total of 17 prizes. The Grand Prize winner was Oliver Chase of Colorado School of Mines.

Contest-Within-the-Contest Winners:

To reward outstanding participation, all universities with 100 or more students who correctly answered at least three questions were entered into a contest-within-the-contest. The following students were selected as winners in this category:

Ebi Jose of Nanyang Technological University

Aravind Ranganathan of University of Cincinnati

Elliot Grafil of Colorado School of Mines

Jerome Sin of Georgia Institute of Technology

To view a full list of the 2009 Knovel University Challenge winners, please visit:

About Knovel

Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Customers include 70 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 300 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit or call (866) 303-3336.

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