Online science contest offers iPods, cash prizes

The Knovel University Challenge, an online science contest, kicks off its fall season on September 13 and will run through November 13. The University Challenge provides students the opportunity to master their research and analysis skills while competing for 15 prizes. This year's winners will receive an iPod Shuffle, a 30G Apple Video iPod or a $500 Grand Prize.

The University Challenge, now in its second season, is open to students of hard sciences, mathematics and technology-related courses of study at Cal, since we subscribe to the Knovel Library database.

The University Challenge introduces young minds to next-generation research methods being used by many Fortune 1000 companies. The success of last spring's contest brought over 800 entries from 17 countries. The purpose is to inspire students to pursue careers in the fields of science, engineering and mathematics while offering a practical "real world" educational experience.

To participate, go to the Knovel University Challenge web page starting Wednesday, September 13.