By providing students with an opportunity to apply what they learn in school to real-world scenarios, while giving them a chance to earn scholarships, the annual ATG competition encourages their dreams, and also connects them with professionals who can help make their dreams a reality.
Today, the competition is open to Arizona college students. Competitive events are developed to challenge students in computer science, engineering, IT, business and environmental science disciplines.
The Avnet Tech Games are open to all students enrolled in an Arizona college / university / tech school.
Since its inception, more than 2,800 students and nearly 250 faculty members from 95 colleges have participated in the Avnet Tech Games. Nearly $330,000 has been awarded in student scholarships and faculty honorariums.
How Students Benefit
Thousands of students will graduate and apply for the same jobs, but the ones who get the best jobs have one thing in common: experience outside the classroom. Having the Avnet Tech Games on a resume can be the difference that can land the job that will launch a career.
Students learn skills that will prepare them for success in real-world positions. They also have the opportunity to participate in a networking hour, which exposes them to industry experts in a relaxed social setting where they can ask questions and obtain insight into their STEM-related profession.
Become a Faculty Sponsor
Faculty members can help set their students apart from everyone else by giving them the chance to participate in the ATG. First-place team members each win a $1,000 scholarship. Each faculty member submitting a team or teams that participate in the onsite competition on game day receive a $200 honorarium. Faculty members receive an additional $300 honorarium for each winning team they sponsor.
The Avnet Tech Games provides participating faculty members with the opportunity to integrate real-world experience into their current curriculum, showcase the knowledge their students have gained in the classroom and gain recognition for successful teaching practices.