Siemens strengthened its relationship with The Pennsylvania State University when it announced that they would grant product lifecycle management (PLM) software to enhance academic and research programs. Students at Penn State will now have access to the same Siemens PLM software used throughout the global manufacturing industry to design, develop and manufacture products in industries including automotive, aerospace, medical devices, machinery, shipbuilding, and high-tech electronics.
The in-kind donation builds upon partnership between Siemens and a U.S. university, which was formalized with the Siemens One strategic alliance launched in 2012. This alliance extends the breadth and depth of the relationship between Siemens and Penn State in healthcare, infrastructure, energy and sustainability.
As software plays an increasing role in the next era of manufacturing, the in-kind grant is designed to support programs at nine Penn State Commonwealth Campuses in the Philadelphia region and throughout Pennsylvania. These campuses will incorporate PLM software into student course work and research related to computer-aided-design, engineering simulation, industrial design, digital manufacturing and manufacturing management. Penn State Great Valley will use the PLM software as it builds a new Engineering Center and Multidisciplinary Engineering Design degree program in conjunction with the Abington and Brandywine campuses. Through this enhanced alliance, students will develop the advanced manufacturing and design skills.
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