Oracle Press Release

Oracle Announces the Winners of the 2010 Oracle Academy Global Data Modeling Competition

Redwood Shores, Calif., – June 30, 2010

News Facts

Student teams from Romania and China earned top honors in the 2010 Oracle Academy Global Data Modeling Competition.
The competition, open to students from participating Oracle Academy institutions worldwide, invited teams to develop data models that address real-world business challenges.
The students were challenged to create a database that would track oceanographic data to support day-to-day business operations.
A global team of volunteer experts from industry and education reviewed each entry for business, technical and communications excellence.
For the fifth consecutive year, Romanian schools were awarded the top two prizes, with China taking third place. The winning entries are as follows:
1st Place: Colegiul National de Informatica "Tudor Vianu"
Teacher: Monica Gradinescu
2nd Place: Colegiul National de Informatica "Tudor Vianu"
Teacher: Corina Ciobanu
3rd Place: Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology
Teacher: Yunfan Lu
Students from the top three teams each received scholarships ranging from $1,000 USD to $250 USD, depending on placement.
Additionally the following teams received an honorable mention:
National College of Computer Science "Tudor Vianu" (Dan Grigoriu), Romania
Temasek Polytechnic Informacs and IT School (How Woan Ling), Singapore
Tudor Vianu National High School of Computer Science (Marcel Homorodean), Romania
Arkansas School for Math, Sciences and the Arts (Daniel Moix), United States
Elsnaria Prep School for Girls (Solaf Ahmed Ashour), Egypt
Moon Area High School (Warren Kooi), United States
Commercial College Vienna 10 (Dr. Ute-Maria Oberreiter), Austria

Supporting Quotes

“The Oracle Academy is pleased to recognize the outstanding achievement of the team from the Colegiul National de Informatica ‘Tudor Vianu’ in Romania," said Brad Saffer, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship at Oracle. "We applaud these dedicated and innovative students who overcame strong competition from their peers globally and displayed the business and technology skills required for success in the 21st century marketplace."
“As we worked on our project, we analyzed and debated each idea. We worked hard to do our best and are honored to have received this prize. We thank Oracle for this opportunity and look forward to future competitions,” said Monica Gradinescu, 1st place winning teacher, Colegiul National de Informatica "Tudor Vianu".

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