SOURCE: Knovel


February 11, 2013 09:00 ET

"Celebrate Awesome" With Knovel's National Engineers Week Photo Contest

Knovel to Highlight "Awesome" Engineering Inspirations Daily Starting on February 18

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) - Knovel, a leader in providing a Web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, will join National Engineers Week's "Celebrate Awesome" activities by hosting a photo contest from February 11th through March 1st and by highlighting one "Awesome Engineering Inspiration" each day during Engineers Week.

Engineers, engineering students and fans of engineers are encouraged to submit images of the projects, people, role models and everyday innovations that have inspired them to achieve "awesome." Participants may submit photos via the Knovel contest site. The 10 participants who receive the most votes will be eligible for prizes, and a panel of Knovel judges -- who are inspired engineers themselves -- will then select two overall winners based on the photo's 1) creativity and 2) relevance to the STEM community.

There will be two grand prize winners; each will receive one Apple iPad Mini. For more information and contest rules, visit the contest site.

In addition to the contest, other inspirational engineering innovations will be featured on Knovel's blog daily, from February 18th through the 22nd. Expect to see "awesome" engineering creations, from self-healing concrete to exoskeletons. Visit Knovel's blog at

"Everybody loves to hear about the big innovations that engineers create, but it's just as important to recognize the ideas that ignite both the creative and scientific processes that lead to engineering innovation," said Knovel CEO Chris Forbes. "This year Knovel is celebrating National Engineers Week by recognizing the many ideas that inspire engineers to greatness. We can't wait to see what participants will share." 

Knovel recently wrapped up its annual University Challenge, a program that introduces future engineers to top-notch resources as they learn how to research, problem solve and prepare for a competitive workforce. The photo contest is another example of how Knovel helps engineers to find inspiration. For more information about the 2012 Knovel University Challenge, visit

Knovel was acquired by Elsevier in January 2013. For more information, please read the January 2013 press release.

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. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune 500 companies, five of the Top 10 Constituents on the FTSE 100 Index and more than 400 leading universities. Knovel was acquired by Elsevier in January 2013. For more information, visit or call (866) 240-8174.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Nursing Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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