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“I love to be able to take a person’s dream and write it down in pictures for them to see. With SOLIDWORKS they can see all aspects of their design and have a video to show how to use it. I have learned so much about the versatility and the expansive ability in creating all sorts of models in SOLIDWORKS. It truly is an amazing program.”
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) 2017 is here! January 7, 2017 marked the kickoff of the exciting design and build competition season. SOLIDWORKS is a FRC Crown Sponsor.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
“Simple things seem to derive the most pleasure from everyone” – Corporal Willy The very first time we tried doing a 3D carving, we took just two pieces of scrap wood and glued them together.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 months ago
Richard first came up with the idea of constructing a bridge using fettuccine pasta, while pushing a shopping cart alongside his wife, Carmy, at a supermarket. As Carla stopped in the aisle stacked with a variety of pastas, Richard carefully observed the different types of pastas, appreciating the uniformity inside of the packaging. He recalls thinking, “To try and make something like that would be very difficult to say the least.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 months ago
We know him as Corporal Willy – Richard Williams, who is an engineer by passion and has dedicated his life to teaching in STEM education. From creating a bridge with fettuccine pasta and Elmer’s Wood Glue, to building a 9.25 ounces stool out of cardboard that went on to set a new world record that was tested at UNLV’s Labs, Richard makes science fun and exciting for children to pique their interests in engineering, architecture and other technologies. Besides being a SolidWorks instructor at
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 months ago
As an educator, you play a vital role in shaping the next generation of engineering and design professionals. SOLIDWORKS® can help you build your teaching skills for this critical role. SOLIDWORKS offers an exam and certification for educators — the SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator Exam.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
9 months ago
If you teach SOLIDWORKS or conduct academic research and are looking to enhance your engineering design knowledge and solve more challenges, then register to attend SOLIDWORKS World 2016. The world’s largest gathering of SOLIDWORKS users will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX, from January 31st to February 3rd in Dallas, TX. Register now so you can get the special educator discount.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
Last week I found myself Wenceslaus Square, city center of Prague, Czech Republic. The Velvet Revolution of November/December 1989 created a new country with students ready to compete on a global stage. Josep Maley and Veronika Kubínová SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller, 3E Praha Engineering, drove us to Kolin Technical High School where we got to see the world class accomplishments of their students.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) had its 77th annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, last week. I’ve been to ITEEA for a numbers of years, but this year something was different. Yes, Milwaukee is a great city.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
Image Credit: HUPSF Computers (2), Harvard University Archives. Tomorrow, Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Science will be hosting author Walter Issacson’s in a discussion about his new book The Innovators – How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. He will also be leading a panel discussion on women in computing.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
The Big Bridge. If you are creating a freshman engineering experience or a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) lesson with brainstorming, designing, testing, redesigning, hands-on building and ofcourse making certain students and instructors have fun, then the Big Bridge could be your next project. The Big Bridge project, developed by Richard “Corporal Willy” Williams was center stage at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, last month, when groups of boys and girls built the Big Bridge.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
Are you a student or educator interested in using SOLIDWORKS this summer to learn what it has to offer, or get ahead of the game for next year? Try our FREE download of SOLIDWORKS Student Engineering Kit for the summer!
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
Are you a student or educator interested in using SOLIDWORKS this summer to learn what it has to offer, or get ahead of the game for next year? Try our FREE download of SOLIDWORKS Student Engineering Kit for the summer!
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
Are you a student or educator interested in using SOLIDWORKS this summer to learn what it has to offer, or get ahead of the game for next year? Try our FREE download of SOLIDWORKS Student Engineering Kit for the summer!
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
Are you a student or educator interested in using SOLIDWORKS this summer to learn what it has to offer, or get ahead of the game for next year? Try our FREE download of SOLIDWORKS Student Engineering Kit for the summer!
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
Support. Teachers need support and training. Our education Value Added Resellers (VARs) around the world support SolidWorks educators. When I was in the classroom everyday, I received boxes of “free” software.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
The new SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2014-2105 Instructor’s Guide and Student Guides brings a series of Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) competencies front and center to help teachers in their day to day lesson plans. SOLIDWORKS is a great tool to make STEM topics relevant through fun visualization of physics and algebra. STEM Competencies in SOLIDWORKS Lessons AppendixC-STEM
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
The 321 Science program creates simple videos about space for your students, videos such as Asteroid Fact vs Fiction. You can find the complete playlist here.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
The best in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) was celebrated at the FIRST Robotics 2014 Championship in St Louis. Teams FRC 469, FRC 254,FRC 2848 and FRC 74 were crowned champions in this engineering celebration. I have known Team 469 Las Guerrillas, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan for a long time. Since 1999, Team 469 has been an inspiration to all.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
In a tough job market, CAD certification is becoming a required credential for that first interview. The Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam tests a designer’s knowledge in the fundamentals of engineering design using SolidWorks. The CSWA exam is the first of eleven SolidWorks certification exams designers take for life-long learning.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
First Robotics Championship (FRC) qualifying events exploded with excitement this weekend as high school teams prepared for their place in the District Events and the FRC World Championship in April. Yesterday I opened the WPI District Qualifying Event in Worcester, MA in front of 40 teams from New England. Earning a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute – WPI has given me the opportunity to work with students all over the world.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
I found new engineering role models as I work on my new goal to increase the number of women engineers and designers in the SolidWorks Community. They are the Girls of Steel, a FRC FIRST Robotics high school team from Pittsburgh, PA, USA. The Girls of Steel not only have a mission to build great robots but also to support women and children’s involvement in STEM (Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology) fields.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
My dream became a reality when I was center stage at SolidWorks World speaking with Max Lizarraga and Jerry Miranda from Mt Sac Community College, sharing their story with the SolidWorks community. A story of providing students the best in SolidWorks skills, SolidWorks certification, interaction with the local SolidWorks Users Group and the SolidWorks community for jobs was my dream when I took the position at SolidWorks. Thanks to a dedicated SolidWorks Education team, SolidWorks Certification
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
Inspiration. That is just one of the reasons the Holy Cows FRC 1538, FIRST Robotics team will be featured in the Partner Pavilion at SolidWorks World in San Diego. The Holy Cows team and mentors truly are changing the world. I got a chance to talk with the Holy Cows about the team and why they chose SolidWorks.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago