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MSC.Software Donates Multidiscipline Simulation Software to Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Wed, 09/15/2010 - 4:13am
The Associated Press

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MSC.Software, the leader in multidiscipline simulation (http://www.mscsoftware.com/Solutions/Applications/Multidiscipline.aspx) solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that it has donated 50 simulation software seats to Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.

The simulation technology will better prepare students for industrial jobs by assisting them in solving more complicated and realistic design and engineering problems. Associate Professor of Mechanical engineering Christopher Lee, Ph.D. at Olin College is one of the professors using the software in his undergraduate classes.

Lee believes that MSC.Software's simulation solutions will help Olin College develop stronger and superior educational content. After using the software in courses such as Mechanics of Solids and Structures and Mechanical and Aerospace Systems, Lee plans to integrate MSC.Software's simulation software into many more courses. The knowledge his students gain in multidisciplinary simulation methods and techniques will allow them to hit the ground running when they join industry.

"MSC.Software is a seamless fit to Olin's academic program. It provides a wide spectrum of simulation tools that will enable our students to 'do' in our 'do-learn' approach to engineering education," said Associate Professor Lee from Olin College.

MSC.Software's donation, made through MSC.Software's University Program, includes the company's state-of-the-art multidisciplinary (MD) simulation products, including MD Nastran (http://www.mscsoftware.com/Products/CAE-Tools/MD-Nastran.aspx) , Patran (http://www.mscsoftware.com/Products/CAE-Tools/Patran.aspx) and Marc (http://www.mscsoftware.com/Products/CAE-Tools/Marc-And-Mentat.aspx) that are widely used in a variety of engineering disciplines and industries, particularly in the aerospace, defense, automotive, machinery, energy, and medical fields.

"We are delighted to collaborate with the first US engineering college founded in the 21st century," said Dominic Gallello, President & CEO at MSC.Software. "Olin's unique combination of teaching students engineering, entrepreneurship and leadership prepares very special future members of the engineering workforce. We are proud that our tools can better prepare them with additional skills that the automotive, aerospace and general manufacturing industry is looking for."

About Franklin W. Olin College of EngineeringOpening in 2002, Olin College is located in Needham, Massachusetts. Even with its short history, Olin is regarded as having one of the top engineering programs in the United States. Olin College offers degree programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering. It attempts to separate itself from traditional engineering schools with its focus on project-based and team-based learning. It is also unique in its practice of providing half-tuition scholarships to all of its accepted students.

About MSC.SoftwareMSC.Software is a global leader of multidiscipline simulation solutions that help companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies worldwide to develop better products faster with simulation technology, software, and services. MSC.Software employs 1,000 people in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com (http://www.mscsoftware.com) .

The MSC.Software corporate logo, Simulating Reality, Adams, Dytran, Easy5, Marc, MD Adams, MD Nastran, Patran, Mentat, MSC, MSC.Masterkey, EALU, MSC Nastran, Mvision, SimDesigner, SimManager, and SimXpert are trademarks or registered trademarks of the MSC.Software Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. NASTRAN is a registered trademark of NASA. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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