$27.8M Siemens Software Gift Puts Future Technology in
Students will be able to rapidly
develop three-dimensional solid models for product development and
use state-of-theart industry standard computer software through a
partnership with Siemens, a global powerhouse in electronics and
A $27.8 million in-kind software gift
will provide Rose-Hulman and its students with the latest advanced
hands-on training tools to lead the next generation of engineers
for innovative, high-tech careers. The gift is the largest in-kind
corporate donation in Rose- Hulman history.
Siemens software programs and systems
will be used by students to develop cutting-edge technology for the
U.S. Department of Energy's EcoCAR2: Plugging In to the Future
advanced vehicle development competition.
"This generous gift from Siemens PLM
software definitely takes our students to a new level and surpasses
any design collaboration software currently available on campus,"
said Zac Chambers, associate professor of mechanical engineering
and director of Rose-Hulman's Advanced Transportation Systems
Freshman mechanical engineering
students will use the Siemens Solid Edge modeling software to get
firsthand knowledge about the latest design techniques. Teamcenter
software is a lifecycle management tool allowing students to link
Microsoft Office products to the development of a solid object. Not
only will this process verify if a designed part will fit into the
finished product, but there will be documentation about important
product requirements such as material type and loading condition.
This saves time throughout the product design and development
process, according to Chambers.
"The software provided will complete
the suite of product life management tools and enable our students
to leave Rose-Hulman with experiences on the forefront of industry
product development," said Chambers.
The software grant will include NX
software, the fully integrated computer-aided design, manufacturing
and engineering analysis solution, and Teamcenter software, the
world's most widely used digital lifecycle management solution.
These additions complement Rose-Hulman's long-standing use of
Siemens PLM Software's Solid Edge software, the most complete
mainstream hybrid 2D/3D CAD system.
"Siemens PLM Software provides
Rose-Hulman students access to PLM technology which otherwise would
be out of reach for the academic community, giving students a
distinct advantage by being able to use the same PLM technology
widely used by leading multi-national manufacturing companies
around the globe," says Bill Boswell, senior director of partner
strategy for Siemens PLM Software. "The experience gained in the
use of these tools better prepares students for today's highly
competitive manufacturing jobs requiring full knowledge of modern
technologies and tools."
Siemens is the world's single-source
leader of automation technology products engineered and
manufactured for all industrial sectors. ■