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Avnet Tech Games 2014 comes to UAT and adds a virtual twist

Avnet Tech Games 2014 comes to UAT and adds a virtual twist
Ashley Garcia

The Ninth Annual Avnet Tech Games takes place on Saturday, April 12th from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe.

The Avnet Tech Games is an annual college technology competition that provides students with an opportunity to apply what they learn in school to real-world scenarios. Students compete in teams and each winning team member is eligible to receive a scholarship up to $1,000 in value. Thousands of students will graduate and apply for jobs, but the ones who get the best jobs have one thing in common: experience outside the classroom. Competing in the Avnet Tech Games could give you the competitive advantage you need to land that post-grad job.

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The competitions include: build the fastest computer, developing an application using Java 7 Standard Edition, creating and documenting a FPGA design that works on a provided circuit board, building a robot to maneuver and tow objects through different courses, troubleshooting issues in a Windows 7 operating system, and designing and building the best overall solar-powered water pumping system.

The Avnet Tech Games also include virtual contests for college students to compete nationally with contests such as: develop an Android™ App using MIT Android™ App Inventor technology, and a “Green Video Competition” in which competitors combine their video production skills and environmental awareness will create short videos on environmental initiatives at their college

The competitions include: build the fastest computer, developing an application using Java 7 Standard Edition, creating and documenting a FPGA design that works on a provided circuit board, building a robot to maneuver and tow objects through different courses, troubleshooting issues in a Windows 7 operating system, and designing and building the best overall solar-powered water pumping system.

Avnet’s goal is to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills for future leadership roles, obtain hands-on experience outside the classroom, and apply acquired skills to real-world situations.

“The Avnet Tech Games has inspired students and the high-tech industry to transform together – raising the bar for education and creating a more qualified workforce,” said Teri Radosevich, vice president of community relations and public affairs, Avnet, Inc. “Partnering with the Avnet Tech Games allows businesses the opportunity to get in front of technology students, who are taking the lead in transforming the future of high-tech.”

Register for the Avnet Games by visiting: www.avnettechgames.com

Follow the events live on Twitter at #ATG2013

Located at: University of Advancing Technology

2625 W. Baseline Rd. (between 48th St. and I-10)

Tempe, Ariz. 85283-1056