|[January 14, 2013]
Avnet Tech Games Registration Opens for the 2013 Spring Virtual Competition and Arizona Onsite Games
PHOENIX --(Business Wire)--
a leading global technology distributor, has announced that registration
is now open for college students across the nation to compete in both
the Arizona Onsite and Spring Virtual Avnet
Tech Games. The events help students prepare for real-world business
opportunities and compete for a chance to win scholarships.
The Spring Virtual Avnet Tech Games competition is open to college
students nationwide. The onsite competition is open to Arizona college
students only and will be held April 13, 2013, at The University of
Advancing Technology in Tempe, Ariz. Both competitions challenge
students to test their knowledge, creativity, decision-making,
problem-solving and technical skills.
"We continue to invest in the Avnet Tech Games year after year because
we believe strongly in the value it brings to the community and
industry," said Teri Radosevich, vice president of community relations
and public affairs, Avnet, Inc. "These games provide college students
with an opportunity to experience realistic work situations, faculty
gain insight into today's business needs and the business community
benefits because graduates are better prepared for the workplace."
The 2013 Spring Virtual Avnet Tech Games include:
App Sell it or Smelt it - Students develop a mobile application
for the Android (News - Alert)™ platform by using innovative MIT Android™ App
Video Competition - Competitors combine video production skills,
environmental awareness and marketing skills to create a short video
on environmental initiatives at their college.
The 2013 Arizona Onsite Avnet Tech Games include:
Green Data Center Challenge - Develop and present a proposal to
bring an aging legacy data center forward into a model green data
the Fastest Computer - Build, troubleshoot and tune a PC the
Design Dilemma - Create, validate and document a FPGA design that
works on a provided circuit board.
Blitz - Develop an application using Java 7 Standard
Edition, which is a popular software development language that is used
in many large corporations today.
Expert Battle - Student teams will set up, deploy, troubleshoot
and repair a network similar to a small office configuration.
Panel Madness - Build a working data network using a provided
network diagram, cabling, patch panels, switches and racks.
Race Obstacle Course - Build and program a robot to
maneuver and tow objects through different courses.
This year's Avnet Tech Games co-sponsor is NYSE Euronext. Students
participating in the onsite games will have the opportunity to attend a
networking hour, where they can connect with Avnet and NYSE Euronext in
addition to event sponsors and representatives from companies such as
Accenture (News - Alert), DP Air Corporation, Alphagraphics, BC Graphics, Intel, Prisma
Graphics, Microchip and Round2.
The Arizona Onsite Avnet Tech Games will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Saturday, April 13, 2013 at The University of Advancing Technology, 2625
W. Baseline Rd., Tempe, Ariz.
2012 Fall Virtual Competition Winners
Android™ App Showdown - Chaitanya Deosthale of San Diego State
University developed the best Google (News - Alert) Android™ App using Google's
Android™ SDK and Open API.
Design the Best Windows 8 Computer - Danielle Clarke and Kevin
Hemmer and their faculty coach, Daniel Mazzola, of Arizona
State University designed the best all-around Microsoft Windows 8
computer solution for a specific scenario.
Supply Chain Challenge - Dmitry Lavnik, Yuan Li, Adrienne Tamame
and Mingxue Zhao of Yale University generated the highest
profits within a virtual factory by properly forecasting capacity and
inventory and making timely pricing decisions.
For more information or to register go to: http://avnettechgames.com/
Follow us on Twitter (News - Alert): @AvnetTechGames
us on Facebook (News - Alert): facebook.com/AvnetTechGames
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest
distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded
technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners'
success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a
broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added
services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet
generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
[ InfoTech Spotlight's Homepage ]