From Siemens PLM Senior Director of Parnet Strategy - Bill Boswell - “As product complexity continues to grow, students who are able to use technology are expected to be highly recruited. We are honored to have listed among our prestigious partners to assist in building the next generation of engineers and support manufacturing revitalization efforts across the country.” The software being integrated includes popular add on applications that are used by some of the largest companies in many different industries around the world. More than half of Industry Week's listed manufacturing companies use Siemens PLM Software - and 80% of automotive, aerospace, machinery, and high-tech companies use the software.
WVU can be added the list of highly nationally-accredited institutions using Siemens PLM Software such as Massachusets Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Virginia Tech, and Auburn University. “In-kind gifts are crucial to the advancement of ’s academic programs and the students. The importance of in-kind giving, especially software, is ever increasing. Students must be able to gain hands-on experience with the resources used in their future careers. Software of this magnitude is cost prohibitive for to purchase, yet it is essential to expose students to this critical component in their education," said Wayne King - President and CEO of the WVU Foundation."