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United States : VSU wins SIEMENS software grant

June 27, 2014

Virginia State University (VSU) has secured $105.6 million in advanced software from electronics and engineering giant Siemens that will back six technology-focused programs.

The VSU award was included in over $1 billion of in-kind software grants Siemens offered to manufacturing programs at community colleges and universities in Virginia earlier in June.

The VSU software grant will assisst student research in Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics Engineering Technology, Logistics Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology.

The awards were offered at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

Siemens is a founding corporate member of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing while VSU is a founding university partner.

VSU President Keith T. Miller, stated : "This grant allows our students to train on the cutting edge of technology. This software will allow students to see things from a different perspective and discover the possibilities in advanced manufacturing."

He added : "Organizations like Siemens and VSU have to work together to build the synergy we need to compete in a global environment."

President and CEO, Siemens PLM Software, Chuck Grindstaff, said : "The manufacturing industry in America is on the rise and is being transformed by a software revolution that is enhancing productivity, increasing efficiency and speeding time to market.V"

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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