Welcome to RIT Geek Trivia Night! Timmy will be your host for tonight.
Huzzah! The Geekiest Campus has been chosen!
This year, for the first time ever, we conducted a national search for the Geekiest Campus. We were looking for the school whose students proudly proclaimed themselves to be geeks and then proved it throughout the academic year. With over hundreds of schools participating, we are proud to announce that the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is ThinkGeek's Geekiest Campus! Praise, swag, and a TG hosted trivia night were heaped upon them for their victory.
RIT students pulled through by submitting the most entries that proved their geek mettle, and one entry stood out above the rest: Congratulations to Ben S. for his winning entry! Check it out below:
"Honestly, I'm surprised that you're even having a contest for this, ThinkGeek. RIT is hands down the nerdiest school in America, if not the world. Even for our size, nerd culture is so deeply ingrained within our university that our old mascot was the Techman, an engineer with a ruler. Intimidating, right? While our mascot has changed over the years, our passion for all things nerdy remains. No single community or organization on campus makes defines us as nerdy, rather, we are a sum greater than our individual parts. To name a few examples, we have one of the largest Humans vs. Zombies (a campus wide nerf battle for survivial) games in the U.S. (a campus wide nerf battle for survivial), with almost 800 students participating in the fall. Our most popular clubs include quidditch, juggling, and the electronic gaming society, each with a massive following of dedicated members. When it comes to expressing our geekiness on an academic front, each spring we host Imagine RIT, an awesome festival that allows the community to get involved our students coolest projects! Without a doubt, RIT is the geekiest campus, so come hang out with us!" - Ben S.
He helped his school earn the title of Geekiest Campus, a $250 gift certificate, and a trivia night along with it! On Thursday, May 8, we traveled to the RIT campus in Rochester, NY to host one of the most epic trivia nights yet.
After a feast of pizza & soda ordered by Timmy, these 150 RIT students are ready for Geek Trivia!
It was crunch time before finals, and we wanted to give 150 RIT students the chance to relax and challenge their minds in a different manner--with geek trivia, of course! These 21 teams gave it their all and did not fail to impress. They made our difficult question round look like a piece of cake! (Mmm, cake.) When it came down to the final Jeopardy wager round, the team that came out in the lead was L2P--a team made of a random group of students who did not know each other, but banded together to participate in trivia and WIN! Each member went home with Portal 2 Messenger Bags & a $75 gift certificate. A job well done to all of the teams! (And good luck with your finals!)
However, it's not over yet.
We still have a runner-up to choose, and we leave it in your hands. We've narrowed it down to two schools: Will it be the Colorado School of Mines or Michigan Technological University? Vote now to choose who will be our runner-up! One random voter will receive a $50 gift certificate, while the student who submitted their school's entry will receive a $50 certificate plus ThinkGeek loot.
We hope to host this contest annually, so perhaps next year your school will claim the title?
P.S. Dear RIT Students: "Billy the Kid," was the right answer. The question was who was the first character they actually picked up (Napoleon is knocked into the wake by the explosion & dragged along!). That is all. We'll let this slide this time, though!