Avnet Tech Games to Host Second Virtual Competition -- Students Nationwide to Win Thousands of Dollars in Scholarship Money
Competition Prepares Students for Real-World Experiences, Potential Internships and Job Opportunities
PHOENIX -- Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, has announced the spring virtual games of the Avnet Tech Games. The virtual games -- The Android™ App Challenge, the RedPrairie Supply Chain Challenge and the Geocache Scavenger Hunt -- expand the breadth of the Avnet Tech Games by making the competition more accessible to students. The virtual games also offer thousands of dollars in new scholarships.
The Avnet Tech Games, hosted each April at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Ariz., is an annual collegiate competition that challenges Arizona students to solve real-world problems with technology. Both the traditional competitive events of the Avnet Tech Games and the virtual games require students to test their knowledge, creativity, decision-making, problem-solving and technical skills. The virtual games will allow students to work in teams or independently, competing on a national level.
The spring virtual games include:
* Android™ App Challenge - Students develop a Google Android™ App using Google’s Android™ SDK and Open API.
* RedPrairie Supply Chain Challenge - Students aim to maximize profits by managing assets (inventory, equipment and cash) within a virtual factory.
* Geocache Scavenger Hunt - This event is open to Arizona students only. Teams will use a GPS unit and initial instructions to start the scavenger hunt while posting updates to their school’s Facebook and Twitter pages after solving each clue.
“The virtual aspect creates more opportunity for students to participate regardless of where they are located. By opening the games to all college students across the country, we are reaching more students than ever before,” said Teri Radosevich, vice president of Community Relations for Avnet, Inc. “The Avnet Tech Games help students prepare for real-world business opportunities while competing for scholarships that will help them complete their education. It’s a real win-win.”
Registration for the Geocache Scavenger Hunt competition closes January 15th; the Android™ App Challenge registration closes on January 29th; and the RedPrairie Supply Chain Challenge registration closes on February 5th. Winning students may apply their scholarship to any accredited college in the U.S.
For more information go to: www.avnettechgames.com/virtualgames.
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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 and by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 27, 2009, Avnet generated revenue of $16.23 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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