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Case has a Winner! Knovel Academic Challenge
Valerie Weaver, a junior mechanical engineering student at Case, was the Week #1 winner of a $100 Amazon gift card. Join me in congratulating Valerie! She said the contest was her first exposure to Knovel. She loved the Data search and plans on using it.
You have just this week to enter as the contest ends at 11:59:59 p.m PST on Sunday November 1st. Get in your entry now: www.knovelac.com.
Knovel is an resource that KSL subscribes. It offers e-books, data sets, and interactive tools (equation editor, etc.) for all Case faculty, staff, and students. Each time Knovel has run the challenge described belong, Case has had 1 or more winners. Lets keep that streak alive.
Knovel Academic Challenge campaign is a 5-week problem-set based competition for undergraduate and graduate engineering students. Based on player performance, weekly and grand prizes are granted to the winning students.
- Weekly Prize: The student with the highest points from that week will receive a $100 Amazon gift card
- 1st Place Grand Prize: The student with the highest accumulation of points at the end of the challenge will receive an Apple iPad Air II with Wi-Fi 16Gb
- 2nd Place Grand Prize: The student with the second highest accumulation of points at the end of the challenge will receive a SONOS PLAY:1
- Challenge within the Challenge: The student with the highest score from each of the top ten schools will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card
In order to play, students must register (for free) at www.knovelac.com. Please note that registration remains open from now throughout the 5-week challenge, so students can enroll at any time.
Beginning on 9/28, every Monday at 12:00:00 AM PDT, a new set of problem sets will be live in the game. Each week, students will log in with their KAC credentials and solve 7-10 multiple choice problem-sets with direct links to Knovel accessible from within the game interface. Students have the option to exit and reenter the game anytime between problem-sets, and they have as much time as they need to answer each question, as long as they finish all problem sets each week by Sunday at 11:59:59 PM PST.
Students have 3 attempts to answer each question correctly. If the question is answered correctly on the first attempt, they get 4 points; on the second attempt, 3 points; and on the third attempt, 1 point. Each week, students accumulate points to compete for weekly and grand prizes. Only grand prizes depend on total accumulation of points. The weekly prize only depends on points from that respective week.
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Congratulations to KSL Science and Engineering Research & Resources Fair Winners!
On September 29, Kelvin Smith Library hosted a Science and Engineering Research & Resources Fair to showcase many of the specialized resources available from the library. Vendors from Elsevier, Web of Science, IEEE, Springer, Gale, JSTOR, ASM International, and McGraw-Hill were available to demonstrate their products. Librarians were also on hand to talk about KSL services and many other research resources. Over 250 students and researchers participated in the activities.
Courtesy of our generous sponsors, we had two grand prize raffle winners – mechanical engineering graduate student Yeyuan Li won a mini iPad offered by Springer and electrical engineering & computer science undergraduate student Brendan Dowling won Bluetooth Bose Speakers offered by ProQuest. We also gave away many gift cards to other students that participated in the event.
Thank you to our sponsors:
- Web of Science
We also want to thank to all the participants in this event!
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Open Access Week
International Open Access Week is October 19 - 25, 2015. Kelvin Smith Library has a table of materials on display as you enter the library. You can also see more information at: http://www.openaccessweek.org/.
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KSL's 2015 Fall Break Hours
Kelvin Smith Library has shortened hours for Fall Break.
Please be aware the library will be closing early from Friday, October 16th until Tuesday, October 20th.
24/7 will also be taking a break but KSL will return to our regular business hours on Wednesday, October 21st.
Friday, Oct. 16: 8am-5pm Early Close; no 24/7
Saturday, Oct. 17: 8am-5pm Early Close; no 24/7
Sunday, Oct. 18: 12pm-8pm Early Close; no 24/7
Monday, Oct. 19: 8am-8pm Early Close; no 24/7
Tuesday, Oct. 20: 8am-8pm Early Close; no 24/7
Wednesday, Oct. 21: 8am - 12am Return to Regular Business Hours
Cramelot Café hours during Fall Break:
Friday, Oct. 16: 11am- 4pm
Saturday, Oct. 17: Closed
Sunday, Oct. 18: Closed
Monday, Oct. 19: 11am- 4pm
Tuesday, Oct. 20: 11am- 4p
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