Newton, MA —Colleges and universities are breeding grounds for new ideas and breakthroughs, because it's their practice to challenge young minds. Today's student is tomorrow's engineer, or editor, or president.
To recognize that professors and professionals are not alone in making industry waves, Design News and ANSYS Inc. (Canonsburg, PA) have created the College Design Engineering Award. The prize and scholarship join a host of other awards cosponsored by Design News and other industry leaders—comprising the annual Engineering Awards Program.
ANSYS, one of eight sponsoring companies, will generously donate $20,000 for this award. A $10,000 prize will go to the student design team or individual nominated for the greatest engineering achievement in a collegiate setting, in addition to a $10,000 design scholarship given to the winner's school.
"Computer-aided engineering increasingly permeates all engineering disciplines," says Jim Cashman, president and CEO, ANSYS Inc. "We helped to develop the College Design Engineering Award to encourage undergraduates to embrace CAD early in their education. This better prepares them for the challenges of collaborative engineering they are likely to face after graduation."
It could be a few years before students stop reading Design News in their engineering libraries and start getting it delivered to their desks, so Design News is counting on engineers to help spread the word.
"Through the generous support of ANSYS, this new program recognizes the engineers of tomorrow alongside the great minds of today," says Larry Maloney, Design News publisher.
Applications for the College Design Engineering Award must be received by November 13, 2000. Go to www.designnews.com and click on "Be a winner!" for an entry form or visit www.ansys.com for registration.