Texas Company Donates Software Worth $58.9 Million to Hampton University
The Texas-based UGS Corp., a maker of product lifecycle management software and services, has awarded a software grant valued at $58.9 million to the Hampton University School of Engineering and Technology. The software, used by engineers and technicians at firms around the world, will allow Hampton students to become familiar with standard industry software. Product lifecycle management software, or PLM, helps coordinate the lifecycle of a product from concept, through production, delivery, maintenance and retirement.
“The software from UGS gives our engineering and architecture students access to world-class tools to design, model, analyze and simulate structures as well as design and simulate assembly lines,” says Dr. Eric J. Sheppard, dean of Hampton’s School of Engineering and Technology.
According to Sheppard, Hampton architecture students will be able to replicate and analyze kinetic structures, while engineering students will have access to computer-aided design systems in their courses. Sheppard says the programs and applications the grant will provide will allow Hampton students to hone their skills on the same software they will be using after graduation.
“This in-kind contribution is another example of the confidence that the nation’s leaders in business, government, education, science and technology have in Hampton University’s outstanding programs,” says Dr. William R. Harvey, president of the university. “Engineering and architecture students need to learn to create, analyze and develop designs, and now our students have a great resource to develop challenging designs.”
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