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Desktop Engineering: Wanted: Students to Design Unmanned Aircraft for Agriculture

By Kenneth Wong On the outset, the challenge for the high school students seems straightforward: design “a UAS (unmanned aircraft system), which may have a fixed wing, rotorcraft, or hybrid design.” But this UAS needs to perform certain mission-critical tasks. It needs to fly over the cornfields of Iowa and pick out areas affected by […]

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What Engineering Students Should Know: The Big Picture

You know you want to be an engineer. You know you want to work in a Fortune 500 company, or maybe an adventurous startup. You know you want to help solve interesting problems and make a difference in people’s lives. What you might not know is how best to do that. Will your future boss […]

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What Engineering Students Should Know: Boston University’s Gerald Fine

When you graduate from engineering school, you should know some model-based systems engineering, says John Mannisto of Whirlpool. Over at Stryker, they’re eager to talk to you if you are passionate about process quality and validation. Joe Graney at Santa Cruz bicycles says understanding PDM systems is “essential.” Overwhelmed? Don’t be. Colleges and universities, and […]

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What Engineering Graduates Should Know: PTC’s Alister Fraser

In the past few weeks, we’ve talked about what companies are looking for in their new engineering hires. Specifically, we’ve shared tips from Santa Cruz Bicycles, Stryker Medical, and Whirlpool. This week, we share what PTC has learned from the 27,000 companies we interact with worldwide. It’s a lot to digest, but Senior Education Program […]

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FIRST Robotics Challenge: Six Weeks from Spec to Test

Imagine you get the specifications for a brand new product, and you have to deliver it six weeks later – tough right? Now imagine you’re a student whose day is filled with classes. That’s the challenge the team from Metamora Township High School in Illinois faced when they signed on to the FIRST Robotics Competition. […]

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The Daily Free News: PTC gives $18.8 mil in-kind donation to BU Engineering Center

Technology company PTC pledged a record-setting in-kind donation of $18.8 million Friday to help Boston University officials develop BU’s new Engineering Product Innovation Center, officials said. The center, which will open in the fall 2013 semester as part of the College of Engineering, will serve as an educational tool related to engineering and manufacturing, said […]

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Real High School Students, Real Design Problems

The world needs design more than ever. In part, because we face new problems, like limited resources in a world where demand just keeps growing. And in part because technology is now opening doors we hadn’t even considered before. Luckily, some rather brilliant young minds are already addressing these challenges. One shining example is the […]

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azorobotics.com: Over 10,000 Students from Around the Globe Test Robotic Skills at 2013 FIRST Championship

This week, more than 10,000 students from around the globe travelled to St. Louis, Mo., to put their engineering skills to the test at the annual FIRST®(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship, held at the Edward Jones Dome. The three-day event, April 24-27, came down to a heart-pounding conclusion Saturday night in […]

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Investors.com: Art, Design Educational Needs Pushing STEM To STEAM

Focusing on art and design is critical for businesses to innovate and gain a competitive advantage, says John Stuart, senior vice president for education at Boston-based software company PTC. PTC develops computer-assisted design software for product design. Clients include Microsoft (MSFT) and agricultural machinery maker Deere (DE). Europe — particularly the Netherlands — is ahead […]

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De Anza College: PTC Creo Delivers a Clear Academic Advantage

Stationed in the heart of Silicon Valley, the CAD program at De Anza College makes sure the local needs for engineering skills are met. With over 10,000 students and professionals under the De Anza CAD course belt, De Anza College stays competitive by creating courses around what the industry is using. That’s why they teach […]

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