Siemens Grants Software and Training to Southern Methodist University

8 May, 2008

In-kind software grant with a commercial value of $5.7 million expected to enrich university's engineering curriculum.

Siemens PLM Software announced an in-kind software grant with a commercial value of $5.7 million to the School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU). The grant is expected to enrich the school's engineering curriculum and facilitate the transfer of Siemens PLM Software's technology to the areas of critical infrastructure lifecycle management throughout Dallas and beyond. The in-kind investment includes engineering software, instructor training, and academic support.

As a result of this partnership with the SMU School of Engineering, Siemens PLM Software's technology will be introduced in the Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing, where students address the development of fully automated systems from design to final product. The grant is provided through the GO PLM (Global Opportunities in Product Lifecycle Management) program.

"We are so grateful for the partnership we're developing with Siemens PLM Software because it enables high-level research and educational opportunities in the SMU School of Engineering. This partnership truly benefits students in the School of Engineering and it enhances our efforts to strengthen and grow our research activity," said SMU president R. Gerald Turner.