Leading distributors support engineering students

London, UK — As element14, a new online technology resource for electronic design engineers from Premier Farnell plc, announces twelve Live EDGE Electronic Design for the Global Environment scholarships winners, Avnet Inc. says it will host the first virtual technology games competition for colleges students nationwide to earn scholarships.

Each Live EDGE scholarship winner will receive equal portions of the $30,000 prize money to further their education in electrical and electronics engineering. Four scholarship winners are from North America, four from Europe and the remainder from Asia Pacific.

The prize money has been evenly distributed between Asia, Europe and the Americas, allotting $2,500 for each student. The winning scholarship entries are posted on element14 within the Live EDGE Group.

Avnet, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., has announced the expansion of the Avnet Tech Games to include virtual games that allow college students nationwide to participate. The first virtual games will offer thousands of dollars in new scholarship money and three new competitions for the fall that will expand the breadth of the Avnet Tech Games, hosted each April.

Additional virtual games will be held in the spring, leading up to the annual event to be held April 10, 2010, at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Ariz.

The Avnet Tech Games is an annual Arizona collegiate competition that challenges students to solve real-world problems with technology.