This morning, the Siemens Corporation announced their donation of a $440 million grant to Youngstown State University (YSU).
Siemens is providing $440 million in state-of-the-art product lifecycle management software and training to the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at YSU. The software will be used to educate students and prepare them for careers in fields ranging from robotics design to computer-aided engineering to additive manufacturing through collaboration with the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
Eric Spiegel, Siemens president and CEO, was born and raised in Youngstown and said he was "very excited to make an impact" on his hometown. "The next industrial revolution in this country will be advanced manufacturing. This software will be a key driver in that revolution," Spiegel said.
Eric Spiegel, president and chief executive officer of Siemens Corp., speaks at Thursday’s news conference at YSU | Credit: YSU
"Northeast Ohio is at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, and Siemens' generous contribution to YSU will enhance its efforts to furnish participants with the skills needed by employers to fill these high-tech jobs and solidify Youngstown's position as a leader in innovation," said U.S. Senator Rob Portman.
"Ensuring that America's workers are equipped with the skills required to obtain jobs currently open in the market is critical to getting our economy back on the right track, and I applaud YSU for their efforts to enhance worker retraining. This Congress, I introduced the bipartisan CAREER Act to address inefficiency and redundancy in federal job training programs in order to create more opportunities for Ohio's workforce and incentivize better performance among training providers."
PLM software allows companies to manage the entire lifecycle of a product efficiently and cost-effectively, from ideation, design and manufacture, through service and disposal. Computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE), product data management (PDM) and digital manufacturing converge through PLM technology. NASA used the software to develop the Mars rover Curiosity. Calloway uses it to design golf clubs. And Space X, a private space exploration company in California, has used Siemens' PLM software to develop its Falcon rocket and Dragon space capsule.
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