In-Kind Software Grant from Siemens PLM Supports Student Success

The UWM College of Engineering & Applied Science announced it received an in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software, with a commercial value of more than $24 million. The in-kind grant gives students access to the same technology that companies around the world depend on every day 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 frequently recruited candidates for advanced technology jobs.

siemensSiemens PLM Software is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services. The in-kind grant was provided by the Siemens PLM Software’s academic program that delivers PLM software for schools at every academic level. The in-kind grant for UW-Milwaukee includes Siemens PLM Software’s Tecnomatix® portfolio, the industry-leading digital manufacturing software.

“We are excited to work with Siemens PLM Software to provide industry-leading technology in the classroom,” said Brett Peters, dean of the College of Engineering & Applied Science. “This partnership enables us to meet the needs of employers and prepare students for these significant high-paying STEM careers. This software will be broadly applicable across the College of Engineering & Applied Science.”

Naira Campbell-Kyureghyan, professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, was instrumental in securing the in-kind grant. “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,” she said.

“Siemens PLM Software is committed to providing students with the opportunity to learn on the PLM tools used by many leading manufacturers and technology companies,” said Dora Smith, global director of Academic Partner Programs at Siemens PLM Software. “Through our academic partnership with UW-Milwaukee, we are empowering the next generation of engineers.”

Note: Tecnomatix is a trademark or registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.