Science & Technology news: Student registration opens for engineering challenge

Oct 12, 2016 · Erin Thomas

In this annual contest, students are asked STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) questions derived from real-world scenarios and problems. The 2016 competition focuses on several themes: Future of Energy, Future of Making, and Future of Medicine. Students can now sign up, and the first problem set is scheduled to go live on Oct. 10. A new set of questions will be posted on every following Monday for 5 weeks ? until Sunday, Nov. 13.

During the five weeks of competition, students can use Knovel and Engineering Village, both online technical reference resources focused on the engineering community, to answer questions and win prizes. The competition is both at an individual level and a university level.

What is Knovel/Engineering Village?

Knovel is a web-based application integrating technical information with interactive analytical and search tools. Engineering Village, also called Compendex, is a web-based information discovery platform that covers the engineering literature. Both are linked on the ISU Library website in the Article Indexes and Databases section.

When does this happen??

The challenge runs from October to November 2016.

What are the prizes?

  • Weekly:? $100 Amazon gift card
  • Grand prize: Apple iPad
  • 2nd place grand prize:? SONOS speaker

How to participate?

Fill out the form at the Engineering Academic Challenge page to sign up, then log in every week to answer the problem sets as they become available.

For questions about using Knovel or Engineering Village/Compendex, contact your friendly SciTech subject librarian.