Siemens donates nearly $430M in software to University of Louisville

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by Brooke Katz

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 4 at 1:26 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A huge donation for the University of Louisville from the software company Siemens PLM is giving millions of dollars in technology to J.B. Speed School of Engineering.
 
The $427 million donation will give students a competitive edge in the workforce. Speed School Dean Neville Pinto said the software has applications also for students in the college of arts and sciences, and eventually even the medical school.

The software will be used throughout the curriculum and should help students increase their capabilities through learning how design, simulation, tooling, manufacturing and disposal are connected and interdependent. The software will also be used on project s like the Speed School Baja team's racing vehicle and small rockets students develop for competitions.

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