From around the world, fabbers, designers, and makers, are in Toulouse, France, for FAB14 – Fabricating Resilience to showcase and share the latest in digital fabrication and to support the exploding Fab Lab network. For the five years, SOLIDWORKS has supported this event and Fab Labs in Rwanda and Bhutan. With Dassault Systemes, we have created our own Fab Lab at our DS North America HQ with Abhishek Bali who also manages our 3DEXPERIENCE Lab for North America. The Lab, by definition, is the
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SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids introduces children from ages 4 to 14 to the excitement of imagining and designing their own creations. A collection of apps breaks down the design process into bite-sized tools to create, style, design, and engineer a concept and then present and share it with others. Our blog will share fun quick projects children can create and print on their own 2D printer at home or if they have access to a 3D printer. But how do you start creating?
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I recently took a trip to visit some of the schools I work in Montana to discuss their STEM Program. One of the schools I visited called Billings Career Center, a Career, and Technical education-focused school, had an exciting project they worked on with NASA using our STEM in a BOX program. The teacher and his students designed parts in SOLIDWORKS, then 3D printed prototypes, and machined the final versions. They then sent the finished versions to NASA.
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It’s time for the World Cup semi-finals, and what better way to celebrate your favorite team than by making a flag in SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids! Here’s a tutorial demonstrating how to use the Shape It and Style It apps to create England’s flag, and tips for making the coat of arms on Croatia’s flag. We also have a tutorial that will teach you how to make the flags for the teams competing in the previous semi-final match. With Shape It and Style It, you can create France and Belgium’s flags in a
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Summer is here and before you know it children will be saying “I’m bored!” Enter SOLIDWORKS® Apps for Kids. SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids introduces children from ages 4 to 14 to the excitement of imagining and designing your own creations. A collection of apps breaks down the design process into bite-sized tools to create, style, design, and engineer a concept and then present and share it with others.
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Lemelson-MIT EurekaFest Lemelson-MIT EurekaFest SOLIDWORKS had the pleasure of attending Lemelson-MIT’s EurekaFest, where fifteen teams of high school students, educators, and mentors presented their incredible inventions. The Lemelson-MIT program offers grants of up to $10,000 to student teams, called InvenTeams, to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. Students from the SSVD Innovation Center created a system to alert first responders of people in distress in areas without
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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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World champion magician, Jason Latimer and engineering.com have combined forces with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) energy to develop the “Impossible Science Student Challenge.” Jason’s passion for magic and science engages students to use their own creativity to develop the impossible. Engineering.com designed and implemented a virtual Project Board to create and share ideas with teachers, students, and scientists around the globe. Anyone in the world can participate in the
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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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FRC Team 3506, Team YETI FRC Team 3506, Team YETI True story: here at SOLIDWORKS, we’re crazy about FIRST Robotics. What kind of engineering nerds wouldn’t be? Created by Dean Kamen, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics aims to inspire students to become leaders in science and engineering, to teach them important, life affirming skills, such as team work and team building, and become masters of gracious professionalism. It’s a fantastic program, one we at
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FIRST Robotics Istanbul For the first time in Turkey, the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Istanbul Regional brought together 39 high school teams from 18 different cities. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. More than robots, FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM,
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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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SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids is a series of creative, cloud-based apps designed for kids. At SOLIDWORKS World try out fun apps that bring together Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in these connected software applications. If you have kids, teach kids or are a kid at heart, explore SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids, Shape It, Style It, Mech It, Capture It and Print It at SOLIDWORKS World. SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Hands-on Session is Tuesday 10:30AM – 12PM Room 404A SOLIDWORKS Apps Breakout
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5 months ago
Mods is a fabrication platform developed by MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, Dr. Neil Gershenfeld. Mods provides a set of software tools for personal fabrication, intended for use with machines common to Fab Labs, Shawn Liu introduces mods and the integration between mods and SolidWorks. mods and xDesign Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), and became into a collaborative and global network.
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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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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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6 months ago
The 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), FIRST POWER UPSM was announced today at the global kickoff event from Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, NH USA. FRC teams around the world focused in on the power of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) skills and the new robotics competition. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. More than
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Students from the local Olin College of Engineering hosted a SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids paper craft activity Friday, 11/11. Children of employees from the Waltham campus were invited to attend the event. The event began with some puzzling riddles to get the kids’ creative juices flowing. The group broke into teams for the activity, led by the Olin College students.
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