Oracle Press Release

Oracle Announces Winners Of 2009 Oracle Academy Global Data Modeling Competition

Redwood Shores, Calif., – May 12, 2009

News Facts

Student teams from Romania earned top honors in the 2009 Oracle Academy Global Data Modeling Competition.
The annual competition, which is open to students from participating Oracle Academy institutions worldwide, invites teams to develop data models that address real-world business challenges.
In 2009, students were asked to create a database that would help a global retailer track and reduce its environmental impact.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Romanian teams have taken the top three honors in the competition. The winning teams, in order, are:
1st Place- Colegiul National de Informatica "Tudor Vianu", Teacher: Rodica Cherciu, Project Name: Rooty Roofs
2nd Place- Colegiul National de Informatica "Tudor Vianu", Teacher: Monica Gradinescu, Project Name: Green Edition
3rd Place - Colegiul National "Gheorghe Sincai", Teacher: Rodica Smintina, Project Name: Eco-Tech
Students from the top three teams will each receive the following prizes:
1st Place: $1,000 USD scholarship and a trip to Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores, California, where they will present their winning entry at the Oracle Academy Instructor Institute
2nd Place: $500 USD scholarship
3rd Place: $250 USD scholarship
The Oracle Academy sponsors the Global Data Modeling Competition to help students develop the business and technology skills required for 21st century careers. Students who participate in the competition practice advanced analytical and technical skills that are in high demand in the global marketplace.
More than 100 teams submitted entries in the 2009 competition. A global team of volunteer experts from industry and education reviewed each entry for business, technical, and communications excellence.

Supporting Quotes

“The Oracle Academy is pleased to recognize the outstanding achievement of the students from the National College of Computer Science Tudor Vianu, Romania," said Clare Dolan, Vice President, Oracle Corporate Citizenship. "These dedicated and innovative scholars stood out among a record number of entries from across the globe."
“The team members demonstrated outstanding imagination, intellectual mobility, and perseverance in developing their data model. We are honored to have received this prize and would like to thank those who have appreciated our team's hard work,” said Rodica Cherciu, Teacher, Colegiul National de Informatica "Tudor Vianu.”

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