Students + Solid Edge = Edgelings

By SusanCinadr

At the Solid Edge ST4 Event (yes, I am still writing about it even though it happened two weeks ago!), Siemens PLM Software announced a (re)new(ed) focus on the Solid Edge academic program. Led by Mike Brown (@mjb258) an industry veteran, the academic program got off to a great start. Roopinder Tara from TenLinks caught up with Mike for an interview at the event as did I. Mike was kind enough to give me some of his thoughts.

For those of you that missed Mike’s presentation, have a look at his plan for the future Solid Edge designers

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Solid Edge Academic Design Contest Winners

On a separate but related note, we awarded design contest prizes at the Solid Edge ST4 Event for students, whom we affectionately refer to as Edgelings. Our student design contest runs year round so if you are a student and want to show off your work, submit it here. Here’s a look at the winners

Zachary Penland, University of Alabama Huntsville
Winning Design: Headphones
Instructors: Troy Skinner, Marcelo Martins

Michael Delp,Bob Jones High School
Winning Image: Circular Saw
Instructors: Jeremy Raper

Michael’s whole family was on hand as he accepted his award. One of our folks caught the moment on film.

Michael Delp and his family celebrate his design contest win at the Solid Edge ST4 Event

Other Happenings in the Solid Edge Academic Community

The SolidEdge @Formula_EESC team in Brazil is scene here testing their assessments of improvements for 2011.

Congrats to the @AuburnEngineers!  They used SolidEdge & placed 2nd at Institute of Navigation robotic lawnmower competition.

Kings High School, outside of Cincinnati, OH was awarded a $10,000 grant from MIT to compete at this year’s EurekaFest for the InvenTeams program.The team’s goal was to design (in Solid Edge) and develop a hydroelectric generator for less than $1,000. The students built the final prototype for less than $500. Special thanks to Siemen’s own Paul Caito whose dedication, time and effort to support the program at Kings is much appreciated. You can expect to hear more about this program in the future!

Kings High School Wins $10,000 Grant From MIT

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