Ed Hernandez portrait Ed Hernandez. Image Credit: Tustin High School When Ed Hernandez was twelve, his family packed up and left Mexico for California’s greener pastures. Upon arriving in the United States, Ed had a checklist of tasks to cross off in order to be successful. He needed to learn English.
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SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams Theme Reveal It’s time to announce the theme of the SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams! Participating FIRST teams will be designing a Moon Lander!
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SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams As FRC teams are gearing up for Destination: Deep Space, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS has an interstellar competition to help get them inspired! We are excited to announce the SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams! FIRST Robotics teams within the United States have the chance to work on their creative design and collaboration skills and win a Mega Sponsorship Award of $10,000 from SOLIDWORKS. In addition
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2018 SOLIDWORKS Interns Design Challenge 2018 SOLIDWORKS Interns Design Challenge Interns at the SOLIDWORKS office in Woodland Hills, CA, were tasked with a carnival themed design challenge that really got the ball rolling. The classic carnival game, Roller Bowler, was the inspiration for the challenge: create a device that consistently won the game, landing a ball between the two humps at the end of the Roller Bowler without letting the ball roll back. Two intern teams assembled. Roy, a
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In the SOLIDWORKS community, we are fortunate to meet talented innovators that are making a difference in people’s lives. Many volunteer their time with organizations that do good for others. Last month, I was fortunate to learn about Remap.org.uk that designs and builds equipment to help people live more independently. My friend Sam Cullen from our VAR Solid Solutions UK introduced me to one such innovator, Henry Kirby.
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The Manufacturing Technology Centre at the Coventry – University of Warwick, UK, developed and implemented a Design, Programming and Robotics residential course this past summer. MTC shared their story with SOLIDWORKS. The goal of the course was to design a robotic rowboat using a combination of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and programming skills to solve an engineering challenge. There were 3 main elements to this challenge;
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FIRST Championships FIRST Championships – Detroit April 2018, 405 teams descended on Detroit, MI, and 405 on Houston, TX. Inside two of the largest convention centers in the country, high school students from around the world competed in one of the most exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) events high school students can participate in: the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Out of the 3,660 teams from 27 countries who competed in this year’s FRC, 810 teams,were invited to
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Watching the WPI FSAE team during Tilt Test at FORMULA Michigan makes you hold your breath and celebrate the accomplishments of so many young engineers. The SOLIDWORKS team visits with 1000’s of students this time of year at SAE Collegiate Events, Maker Faire’s, Robotics competitions, graduations and more. It is great to see so many wonderful designs and the products students create for senior capstone projects, the middle school science fairs, and Solar Car teams like CalSol from UC Berkeley.
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Empowering Students to Help Build Successful Careers With SOLIDWORKS® Education Edition 2018-2019, students will learn the design and engineering skills they need to jumpstart their careers. The next generation of engineers and designers must be equipped to solve problems skillfully and efficiently. The SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2018-2019 provides students and educators professional software, local support and a connection to a massive user community to help students take their next career
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Jonah, the Monster Jam(m)er. Jonah, the Monster Jam(m)er. For the past few weeks, members of the R&D department at SOLIDWORKS have been pouring over monster truck designs. They’re now cozy with the designs and dimensions of some of the regulars at Monster Jam, a massive event where monster trucks compete in races and perform freestyle stunts.
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Two bots lift up the POWER UP scale to fight the boss at the FIRST New England District Championship Two bots climb the POWER UP scale to fight the boss at the FIRST New England District Championship “Everyone here in Boston, are you ready?” cried the MC. The crowd clad in rainbow colored t-shirts, repping for their favorite teams in the tournament, responded with a deafening roar. “Three
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Jason Ledon and a blown up print-out of his CSWE certificate. Image courtesy of Jason Ledon. Jason Ledon and a blown up print-out of his CSWE certificate. Image courtesy of Jason Ledon.
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The Cubie Team: Annie, Chinloo, and Sal. Featuring The Cubies and Abhishek Bali The Cubie Team: Annie, Chinloo, and Sal. Featuring The Cubies and Abhishek Bali If you ever have the chance to visit the DASSAULT SYSTEMES campus in Waltham, MA, you’ll initially be greeted with what looks like an ordinary office. Inside the Water Building, pods of cubicles dot the wide, open floor plan.
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SOLIDWORKS World is in the hometown of the UCLA Bruin Racing team. We got a big welcome when the entire team got together to take a photo to welcome us to Los Angeles, CA. UCLA Bruin Racing is more than a club, it is a passion for these young engineers in mechanical, electrical, aerospace, chemical, and computer engineering.that work together as a team. It is dedication of the students that run the club like a business, with a management organization that would impress any major corporation all
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SOLIDWORKS World would not be complete without talking about our support for FIRST Robotics, FIRST Inspires. More than robots, FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. SOLIDWORKS is the Modeling Solutions Partner for FIRST, providing the engineering documentation tools, SOLIDWORKS Premium and SOLIDWORKS
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Kyoungchul “KC” Kong is a professor of mechanical engineering at Sogang University, and CEO and founder of SG Robotics. With the help of his team he’s developed various wearable robots to help those in need of assistive technologies. I am honored to interview Professor Kong at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 on stage at Tuesday’s General Session, where he will showcase his latest work, ANGELEGS—a wearable robot system that helps people whose ability to walk has been severely impaired. Last year, members
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Jerry Murray, CAD Design and Mechanical Engineering Technology, Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA will be presenting on success in the classroom on the topic of Pair Programming and Team Based Learning. Jerry brings years of teaching and industry experience to share at SOLIDWORKS World 2018, Feb 4-8 in Los Angeles, CA. Spokane CC offers programs in CAD Design, Mechanical Design Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology. This education breakout shows how “Pair Programming” and “Team
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Only one week till SOLIDWORKS World 2018 – the excitement is building! If you’re a SOLIDWORKS user this is the place to be, elbow to elbow with thousands of designers, engineers, educators, students, researchers and visionaries! Three days of learning, celebrating, and experiencing the evolution of 3D design – up close and in real-time. SWW15 - Student Day Traditionally day three of SOLIDWORKS World is Student Day.
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University of Alberta is a top Canadian university located in Edmonton, Alberta, home to 40000 students in a wide variety of programs. Dr. David S. Nobes, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, presents at SOLIDWORKS World on “Educating Undergraduate Students in Solid Modeling: Success in CSWA.” David will discuss how engineering drafting and design are taught in the University of Alberta undergraduate program, solely based around solid modelling using SOLIDWORKS.
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SOLIDWORKS Dana Hall Career Day 8th Graders from Dana Hall When most of us were kids, Career Day meant impatiently jiggling our legs under our desks, while Tommy Y.’s dad droned on about selling insurance, only to be followed by Laura V.’s mom trying to get us amped up on accounting. On January 12, the 8th grade class at Dana Hall had an entirely different experience. They had, you might say, a 3DEXPERIENCE. Organized and led by User Experience Design Senior Manager Chinloo Lama, the group of
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CAD Certifications: Just How Valuable Are They? Rustin Webster, Assistant Professor, Purdue University and Jeremy Clark, Engineering Manager, Intuitive Research and Technology answer this question at SOLIDWORKS World 2018. Through their research, Rustin and Jeremy went beyond the classroom, where they provide SOLIDWORKS certification to their students, through our SOLIDWORKS Academic Provider Program. Rustin and Jeremy perform their research across 13 states.
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SOLIDWORKS World brings together educators, commercial users, and SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (SWUGN) leaders. One SWUGN leader, Elise Moss, checks all those boxes and more as she presents her SOLIDWORKS World Breakout Session, “Project Based Learning with SOLIDWORKS.” As an instructor at Laney College, Oakland, CA, Elise’s program focuses on direct learning outcomes with relevant hands-on student projects. Elise is always thinking about her students as she prepares them for jobs.
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SOLIDWORKS World 2018 February 4-8, Los Angeles, CA brings educators and researchers to share student success stories at all levels of instructions. We are fortunate this year to have Paul Clinton and Ben Nubel from Engineering Technology teachers from Cherokee Trail High School. Their breakout session, “Design and Fabrication Projects using SOLIDWORKS” will show student examples from engineering to art as they prepare graduates for higher education and job-ready skills for our SOLIDWORKS
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Our SOLIDWORKS customers need employees educated in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills. To prepare for future jobs, our schools need more students to select STEM fields. Through the SolidWorks User Group Network (SWUGN), Richard Doyle, our user group guy, connected Betty Baker, Product Engineer, Ashley Furniture, Arcadia, Wisconsin and James Adkins, Department Head, Computer Aided Drafting Technology, Alamance Community College, Graham, North Carolina to promote STEM
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