By Noor Yussuf–
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, the University of Louisville announced that the J.B Speed School of Engineering had received a software donation worth $424 million from Siemens PLM Software.
The PLM software will help students learn with modern technology. “The PLM software provides our students a platform by which we can teach our students in an integrated way, the basics of product development,” said Neville Pinto, dean of J.P. Speed School of Engineering in a released statement.The generous donation is “product lifecycle management (PLM) software that aids in design, lifecycle management and manufacturing and will allow students to see how design, simulation, tooling, manufacturing and disposal are connected and interdependent,” according to UofL Today.
The gift will allow students to gain experience with first hand technology, according to a video released by the university. Scott Heneisen, a representative from Siemens PLM Software Inc. said, “The students will be better prepared for today’s highly competitive manufacturing jobs requiring full knowledge of technologies and tools.”
Other institutions that have partnered with Siemens and will receive the software including “Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, University of Virginia and Auburn University,” UofL Today reported.