SOUTHFIELD — Lawrence Technological University has received an in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software with a commercial value of $210 million.
In-kind grants are contributions of goods and services, in this case software providing LTU students access to the same technology that companies around the world use to develop innovative products in a wide variety of industries,including automotive, aerospace, machinery, shipbuilding, high-tech electronics and many more.
Graduates with this type of software training are highly recruited candidates for advanced technology jobs.
The in-kind grant was provided by the Siemens PLM Software’s academic program that delivers PLM software for schools at every academic level. Siemens PLM Software is a global provider of product lifecycle management software and services.
LTU President Virinder Moudgil said the Siemens grant gives LTU students the opportunity to become conversant with software products that companies worldwide depend on to design some of today’s most sophisticated products.
“By using the same technology in the classroom that is used by companies all over the world to develop a wide variety of products, our students gain important real-world experience during their studies that will serve them well after graduation,” Moudgil said. “A Lawrence Tech education has been distinguished by providing industry-standard software for many years. We are delighted to have the latest version of Siemens PLM Software to aid the scholarly and research experiences of our students and faculty.”
The Siemens PLM Software in-kind grant for LTU includes:
• NX software, a leading integrated solution for computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE).
• Teamcenter portfolio, the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management software.
• Tecnomatix portfolio, the industry-leading digital manufacturing software.
“Siemens PLM Software is dedicated to helping develop the next generation of highly trained and highly qualified engineers and technologists. Our academic partnership with LTU encourages students to pursue careers that will revitalize manufacturing in the U.S. and around the world,” said Dora Smith, global director, Academic Partner Program, Siemens PLM Software.
More at www.ltu.edu.