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Four Drexel Students Test Their Peers' Research Knowledge in the Knovel Academic Challenge

October 8, 2015

Knovel Academic Challenge logo, which is the outline of a head inside a gearThe Fall Knovel Academic Challenge launched on Monday, September 28th at midnight, kicking off five weeks of questions to challenge STEM students in engineering concepts and questions. Each week, students are challenged to answer new problem sets, learn more about engineering resources and in doing so are entered to win prizes.

There are four Drexel students who aren't invited to participate in this year's challenge - because they designed the questions. The questions utilize Libraries resources and test students' research knowledge.

Students Daniel Christe, Rishiraj Mathur, Krzysztof Mazur and Savannah Lee worked with Knovel to develop scenarios and challenges that would test their peer's knowledge of engineering concepts.

The students range from Christe a fourth year B.S./M.S. student to Mazur who is just beginning his time at Drexel as a second year undergraduate. From Mathur who was a part of the NASA RASC-AL forum in 2015 to Lee who is the President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and also the organizer of DragonHacks, Drexel's first student-run hackathon with over 150 participants .

There are currently 1,900 student participants enrolled in the competition who will be challenged to answer these questions. For more information, or to participate, visit or contact Jay Bhatt, liaison librarian for engineering.