Drexel Students Participate in Knovel Challenge - Testing Research Skills
On Friday, March 6, 2015, Drexel University Libraries hosted a Knovel Academic Challenge Marathon event. Liaison Librarians for engineering and earth & natural sciences, Jay Bhatt, and Chris Barudek, collaborated with Knovel Student Ambassadors Daniel Christe (MS, ‘17), Savannah Lee (BS, ‘17), Rishiraj Mathur (BS, ‘16), and Krzysztof Mazur (MS, ‘19) to use the marathon to spread awareness about one of Drexel's digital library resources, Knovel.
With 40+ graduate and undergraduate STEM students in attendance for a night of fun, prizes, and library insights, participants experienced first hand the benefits of using interactive aggregate library tools. Considering most participants were first-time Knovel users, the marathon served as an eye opener, introducing them early on to a tool that is paving the way for academic and professional engineers. The first, second, and third place winners, all with perfect scores, were Krzysztof Mazur, Neha Thomas, and Chelsea Capeliere.
With 400+ schools across 42 countries, The Knovel Academic Challenge enables new and experienced users alike, to test their information literacy skills answering challenge questions while utilizing Knovel’s vast content and interactive tools from within the challenge itself -- competing for points on an individual and institutional level.
What is Knovel?
Knovel is a cloud-based reference engine for engineers to use when referencing validated information and incorporating it into their workflows. With its optimized search, trusted content and interactive tools and graphs, Knovel is serving the Aerospace & Defense, Chemicals, Design, Equipment Manufacturing and Oil & Gas disciplines around the world as they make calculated materials, process and design decisions every day. Current members of the Drexel community can access Knovel through the Libraries website.
For more information about Knovel, or the Challenge, please contact liaison librarian for engineering, Jay Bhatt.