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Siemens Donates Cash, Equipment, and Software for New Lawrence Tech Lab


Siemens Corp., the United States subsidiary of the German industrial
automation giant Siemens AG, has given $75,000 in cash, hardware and
software to Lawrence Technological University. The university will use
the donation to equip a new laboratory for its industrial engineering

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Lawrence Technological University Dr. Badih Jawad, Chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Dr. Ahad Ali, IE Director; Dr. Maria Vaz, Provost; Dr. Nabil Grace, Dean, College of Engineering, Raj Batra, President, Siemens Digital Factory Division, U.S. and Donald Reimer, Professor. (Photo: Business Wire)

The donation will take place in a March 13 noon event on the LTU campus,
and a March 14 formal presentation at noon at the Manufacturing in
America conference and exhibition at Ford Field in Detroit.

Industrial engineering deals with the optimization of complex processes
and systems. Industrial engineers work to eliminate wasted time, money,
energy and materials. LTU offers fully accredited bachelor's and
master's degree programs in industrial engineering.

"Like Lawrence Technological University, we see the great potential
growth in high-tech manufacturing jobs in the United States," said Raj
Batra, president, Siemens Digital Factory, U.S. "And we also see the
need to close the skills gaps and make a positive impact on workforce
development. We are honored that our contribution will allow the school
to open its first Industrial Engineering Lab to prepare students for the
technology they will encounter in real manufacturing environments."

Batra is a 1990 LTU graduate, with a bachelor's degree in electrical
engineering. He received the university's Alumni Achievement Award in
May 2017.

Batra said the donation is part of an ongoing effort by Siemens to
address the growing workforce skills gap, as well as provide new
pathways to the middle class in manufacturing employment.

The donation is the latest step in a longstanding relationship between
Siemens and LTU. Since 2013, LTU has received two in-kind software
grants from Siemens PLM Software commercially valued at more than $200
million. The university now uses NX™ software for computer-aided design,
manufacturing and engineering; Teamcenter®, the world's most widely used
digital lifecycle management software; the Tecnomatix® portfolio of
digital manufacturing software; and Solid Edge® software, a hybrid two-
and three-dimensional CAD system.

"This generous gift from Siemens is yet another example of Lawrence
Tech's longtime motto, ‘Theory and Practice,'" said LTU President
Virinder Moudgil. "Our students will use the equipment and software from
Siemens in the tasks industrial engineers undertake every day in the
workplace, combining classroom theory with real-world practice."

Added Ahad Ali, associate professor and director of LTU's Bachelor and
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering programs: "Siemens'
donations will help establish an industrial engineering and
manufacturing lab at LTU's campus, and help establish a semi-automated
mini assembly line using Siemens Digital Factory tools. It will be a
great learning experience for our students, and help prepare a skilled
workforce in the industrial and manufacturing sectors."

Manufacturing in America is a two-day forum designed to show students
the high-tech future of manufacturing. It includes a Student Zone, where
ninth through 12th graders from Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties will
participate in hands-on workshops with state-of- the-art equipment.
Manufacturing in America is presented by Siemens and Electro-Matic
Products Inc.

Siemens participates with hundreds of educational institutions across
the country through the Siemens Cooperates with Education (SCE) program,
in which schools partner with Siemens on leading edge industrial
technologies in their classrooms, research projects and workforce
development initiatives.

Siemens Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse
focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization.
One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient,
resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems
for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With
approximately 372,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported
worldwide revenue of $92.0 billion in fiscal 2017. Siemens in the USA
reported revenue of $23.3 billion, including $5.0 billion in exports,
and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and
Puerto Rico.

Lawrence Technological University,,
is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100
programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and
Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists
Lawrence Tech among the nation's top 100 universities for the salaries
of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top
tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class
sizes and a real-world, hands-on, "theory and practice" education with
an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech's 107-acre campus
include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.

Note: Teamcenter, Solid Edge, NX and Tecnomatix are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software
Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.

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