|[January 17, 2012]
Avnet Tech Games Registration Opens for Spring Virtual Competition and Onsite Games
PHOENIX --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (NYSE:AVT), 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 Avnet Tech Games competition is open to
Arizona college students only and will be held April 14, 2012, at The
University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Ariz. Both competitions
require students to test their knowledge, creativity, decision-making,
problem-solving and technical skills.
"The Avnet Tech Games is a differentiator when it comes to setting
yourself apart from an increasingly competitive global job market," said
Teri Radosevich, vice president of Avnet community relations and public
affairs. "Anything that can set a student's resume apart from the
thousands of similar resumes is crucial in today's market. Participating
in one or two of the many competitive events that comprise the Avnet
Tech Games can be the leg-up for students when it comes to nailing their
first job. Not only will students have the opportunity to compete for
scholarships, they will also have the chance to network with executives
and recruiters from top technology companies like Microsoft, Cisco (News - Alert) and,
of course, Avnet."
The 2012 Spring Virtual Avnet Tech Games include:
Android™ App Showdown - Students develop a Google (News - Alert) Android™ App
using Google's Android™ SDK and Open API.
Green Video Competition - Competitors combine video production
skills, environmental awareness and marketing skills to create a short
video on environmental initiatives at their college.
Kevin's High-Tech Home Makeover - This game honors Kevin Olson,
an Avnet employee who was left paralyzed after a car accident. Kevin
ws one of the early champions of the Avnet Tech Games. Teams compete
to design the best all-around high-tech solution that would transform
Kevin's home into a haven of technology allowing him to accomplish a
set of specific scenarios and requirements that would make for a
Virtual Digital Design Dilemma - Participants will create and
document a working digital design in a Xilinx FPGA with a focus on
quality and thoroughness of the design documentation.
The 2012 onsite Avnet Tech Games include:
Build and Tune the Fastest Computer - Build, troubleshoot and
tune a PC the fastest.
Cisco Expert Battle - Student teams will set up, deploy,
troubleshoot and repair a network similar to a small office
Digital Design Dilemma - Create, validate and document a FPGA
design that works on a provided circuit board.
Green Data Center Challenge - Develop and present a proposal to
bring an aging legacy data center forward into a model Green Data
Microsoft (News - Alert) Digital Signage Challenge - Teams will compete to
design the best all-around example of an engaging digital signage
application. Digital Signage can include viewer touch interaction,
camera recognition and integration with handheld via QR Codes.
Patch Panel Madness - Build a working data network using a
provided network diagram, cabling, patch panels, switches and racks.
Robot Race - Build and program a robot to maneuver and tow
objects through different courses.
Solar Scrimmage - Design, build, test and present the best
overall solar-powered "green energy" water pumping system.
for the spring virtual games and the onsite games opens January 17,
2012. Winning students may apply their scholarship to any accredited
college in the U.S.
The Arizona Onsite Avnet Tech Games will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at The University of Advancing Technology, 2625
W. Baseline Rd., Tempe, Ariz.
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information is also available at the newly redesigned website at www.avnettechgames.com.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 Company, is one of the
largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and
embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries
worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the
world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than
100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and
solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated
revenue of $26.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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