Students Eligible to Win Prizes in Knovel University Challenge

Marketing and Communications | September 10, 2012

Knovel Corporation, which publishes a web-based application of search tools for engineers and scientists, will conduct its annual Knovel University Challenge Sept. 10-Dec. 1, 2012.

Every year the Knovel University Challenge allows students to answer questions and compete for prizes, like an iPad and Beats Audio earphones valued at $150.

The Texas A&M University Libraries subscribes to Knovel applications; therefore the competition is open to Texas A&M engineering and science students. The only requirement is that participants use Knovel to answer the questions.

“We like to encourage use of the Knovel database because it allows students to search across hundreds of engineering handbooks simultaneously, and book chapters can be downloaded as PDFs,” Sandy Tucker, head of Science and Engineering Services at the Libraries, said.

Knovel also includes a data search that retrieves numeric data from graphs, equations and tables, according to Tucker.

Last year, students from more than 600 universities worldwide submitted more than 12,000 entries in the University Challenge.

“For the first time ever, we're introducing new questions and new winners every week, so there are even more opportunities for students to play and win great prizes,” Virgil Wong, of the Knovel Corporation, said in a released statement.

Knovel will also award a randomly selected grand prize winner and recognize schools with the highest number of participating students.

“Entering the Knovel University Challenge is a quick and easy way for students to become familiar with Knovel’s features” Tucker said. “Plus, there are cool prizes, including the new iPad.”

Students can answer questions weekly at

Knovel provides subscribers with access to more than 4,000 leading reference works and databases from more than 90 international publishers and professional societies through a single interface.