OREANDA-NEWS. September 20, 2016. The Back2School social media contest being run by Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, is offering students in the US and Canada a chance to win a Digi-Key InstaLab kit and other prizes. Students with a valid university or college email address can enter by visiting Digi-Key’s official Back2School contest page.

"Digi-Key is very excited about this new academic year as students at colleges and universities in North America will learn valuable design skills and offer great new innovative ideas that will positively impact and benefit humanity in a number of ways," added Bob Brown, Director of Academic Business Development. "We are dedicated to helping students bring their ideas and concepts to life and contribute to their success. We are pleased to offer this drawing for an InstaLab and other design tools to students who will be able to take advantage of them for years to come."

The InstaLab was created with the intention of providing enough gear to turn an electronics student’s dorm room into their own maker space. The kit includes over 20 different products from many of Digi-Key's trusted supplier partners.

"Digi-Key is a strong supporter of students in their pursuit of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education," said Dave Doherty, President and COO. "We want to equip tomorrow’s engineers with the necessary tools they need to design and create technologies that will significantly impact our connected world."

The Back2School contest features three tiers of prizes including Digi-Key "swag" backpacks, educational kits that feature dev boards, and one InstaLab kit. Participants have from September 6-30 to register with the winners being announced the week of October 3rd. Official details and contest rules are on the Digi-Key website.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service distributor of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than four million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.