Student Design Competition

By Shivani Joshi

You’ve heard it time and time again in your courses, “the skills you pick up in college will help guide you in your future careers”. We’re all striving for the best, so why not start with the best PCB software tools? PADS Professional Student Edition provides students the only fully-integrated PCB design solution and now you can put your skills to the test with a Student Design Competition!

This design competition gives you the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of software used by some of the world’s most successful technology companies and organizations. With easy to follow resources and training videos, you’ll find yourself learning professional skills to excel in the PCB world, regardless of whether you’ve designed tons of boards or if this is your first time getting your hands in the PCB design process. What a great chance to pack that resume! Design and analysis skills are excellent abilities that most recruiters are looking for. It shows you know how to problem solve and work through real-life engineering projects.

Reuse a class project, plan ahead for senior design, or design something new altogether! Using PADS Professional Student Edition, go through the entire PCB design process – schematic capture, layout, analysis, and even 3D – and show off your PCB design knowledge and engineering skills. Give it a shot by entering the PADS Professional Student Design Competition today!

Submit a design created in PADS Professional Student Edition for your opportunity to win an Oculus Quest!  Also, the Top-10 ranked student designs will receive a “PCB Design Excellence” certificate signed by the Senior Vice President of the Electronic Board System division of Mentor, a Siemens Business.


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