Seven schools receive Siemens equipment award

Grants focus on manufacturing education development
By Bob Vavra November 23, 2009

Siemens has awarded in-kind donations of automation equipment and software to seven schools as part of its Siemens Automation Cooperates with Education (SCE) program. Designed to help jump-start or upgrade technical programs and curriculum with leading edge Siemens automation technologies, more than 60 universities, colleges, trade schools and high schools were nominated for the SCE Educational Development Award by Siemens distributors across the country.

The award recipients are:

 

o Alexandria Technical College, Alexandria, MN
o Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
o University of Nevada, Las Vegas
o Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, MI
o Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
o Western Colorado Community College, Grand Junction, CO
o College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA

"Education continues to be a priority at Siemens in the United States and across the globe, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics," said Raj Batra, president, Industry Automation Division, Siemens Industry, Inc. "Through our partnerships with the winning schools, Siemens is able to support educational programs that are training the workforce of tomorrow."

The selected schools were able to choose from two technology packages, one based on the Simatic S7-200 platform and the other based on the Simatic S7-300 platform. Additionally, Siemens will provide training on the new equipment for instructors from the recipient institutions.

The recipient schools will also become education partners with Siemens. Education partners are schools who have made investments in their degree or certificate programs to include Siemens automation technologies. Partner schools receive access to additional resources, support services and discounts on Siemens automation components and software.

For more information about becoming a Siemens Education Partner, visit: www.siemens.com/sce .