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The Secret to Designing Solar Cars
Earlier this week we had a visit at our St. Louis office from Principia College. They brought their solar car that placed third in the American Solar Car Challenge this summer. Students shared stories on solar car racing with employees and customers who were attending a regional user group meeting. It’s no secret you need [more...
Meet Future Engineer Sean Webb
Meet Sean Webb, a first year student at Calhoun Community College. His story is one that highlights how important real-world projects are in STEM education. For Sean the project that did it was Greenpower [more...
Meet Student Engineer Dylan Van Dyne
Meet Dylan Van Dyne, a senior in mechanical engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He’s finishing up this senior semester with work on an interesting personal mobility device [more...
Cal State LA and Siemens PLM Software Collaborate on EcoCAR2
Over on the GreenGarageBlog, the Cal State Los Angeles team shared a blog post and video they produced on their use of NX and Teamcenter on their EcoCAR 2 vehicle. “Siemens PLM Software: At the Core of Cal State LA’s EcoCAR 2 Team Design“ EcoCAR 2 is one of the key projects & competitions we support. Thanks to [more...
Meet Software Engineer Rachel Ruggieri
Happy Engineers Week to all of you current and budding mechanical and software engineers! The theme of this year’s week is “Celebrate Awesome.” So let’s honor some of the awesome engineering brains behind our software and company. Meet computer scientist and software engineer Rachel Ruggieri. Rachel started working at Siemens PLM Software in July 2007 [more...
Podcast with CEO Chuck Grindstaff
Here is the latest podcast in my Chat with Chuck series. Chuck Grindstaff is president and CEO of Siemens PLM Software. This time we cover: new employee growth new inventions like massive model visualization and digital human posturing JT becoming an ISO standard the new 3D Sync editing software an update on LMS integration and last but [more...
Student Engineers Plug In To EcoCAR2 Winter Workshop
Last week we gave shout out for Kid Inventor Day. Today let’s give a shout out to all those student inventors back at school and back at work on real-world design challenges. I especially want to recognize the student engineers at this week’s EcoCAR 2 Winter Workshop in Austin, Texas. They represent 15 universities and are there [more...
Inspiring the Kid Inventor in You
Happy Kid Inventor Day! Last night I asked my son what he would like to invent. He told me software that works on all computers . He gets frustrated when the operating systems of my iPad or his netbook won’t play nice with online Flash-based games. He doesn’t know it but he’s already a fan [more...
For you student and real-life engineers who want some inspiration beyond Mayan math today, I thought I’d share the latest in mathematician Vihart’s fun and educational videos. Check out Snowflakes, Starflakes and Swirlflakes. Vihart makes math concepts like rotational symmetry and prime factorization more fun. BTW, I am not responsible for any lost productivity that [more...
Interview With Dr. Hans Hoyer of the Engineering Education Organization IFEES
We work with many academic organizations around the globe. We recently updated our strategic affiliations web page to note the ones we work closest with. I want to highlight one of those organizations today through a Q&A with one of its leaders. The International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) works to establish effective engineering [more...
Podcast with CEO Chuck Grindstaff
Chuck Grindstaff is president and CEO of Siemens PLM Software. In my latest Chat With Chuck, we covered some interesting ground. Listen in to hear his thoughts on: merging cultures and innovation styles today’s engineering graduates and the job market HD-PLM’s role in enabling innovation and problem solving prospect and customer conversations Download the December [more...
Why Patrick Hillberg Became an Engineer
If you’ve heard the name Patrick Hillberg before, perhaps it’s from the press release we did earlier this year on Oakland University’s (OU) new PLM course. Patrick is designing that course. Siemens PLM Software provided $34 million worth of software last year to Oakland, and another $12 million to OU’s Industrial and Systems Engineering department [more...
Data Highlights Crisis in Manufacturing (Infographic)
Are we on the verge of a crisis in manufacturing? Three circumstances - a global aging workforce, increasing product and process complexity and an education skills gap – are converging right now. Each of these issues individually is a challenge but combined they could create a crisis in manufacturing [more...
Academic Event in the UK
Guest blog post by Anna Garton, GO PLM Academic coordinator for EMEA Last week, we held an academic conference at Loughborough University in the UK. The school’s mechanical and manufacturing engineering department hosted the event. We brought together industry customers and academics from engineering institutions throughout the UK to discuss best practices in filling the [more...
Meet Future Engineer Runze Gao
Runze Gao is a senior at W J Mouat Secondary school in Abbotsford, BC, Canada. He is one our student design contest winners for a battleship designed in Solid Edge softwar [more...
Interview With Rose-Hulman Students on Daniel’s Prothesis
I hope you’ve seen the new Siemens /answers Helping Hand video that came out a couple weeks ago. The views keep growing – about 120,000 as I type this. Since it came out we’ve had a chance to get to know the students behind the design a little better. Jacob Price and Mark Calhoun graduated [more...