Marquette University Receives
Contribution in its
$30 million software grant from UGS enables students to
experience technologies used by leading industry employers
June 21, 2005
PLANO, Texas and MILWAUKEE Marquette University and UGS,
a leading global provider of product lifecycle management
(PLM) software and services, today announced the largest in-kind
contribution ever presented to Marquette University. The NX
PLM software UGS is providing to the university has a market
value of more than $30.5 million.
"Marquette is proud to partner with UGS to deliver to
our students the finest there is to offer in software technology.
This significant and historic contribution will allow Marquette
students from various disciplines to gain the expertise they
need to be leaders in their fields, said Rev. Robert A. Wild,
S.J., president of Marquette University.
The grant, which follows a 2002 UGS software contribution
to Marquette valued at $10.7 million, will enable the university
to enhance its mission of academic excellence, providing students
with state-of-the-art technology, training that mirrors the
professional world and the opportunity to use top quality
software in research. Specifically, the software will be used
for research in Dr. Jim Factor's Geometric Modeling Lab in
the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science,
as well as by students and faculty in Chemistry, Biology and
Engineering. IT Services at Marquette will provide network
service to enable faculty and students across the university
to explore applications of the UGS software in their own research
"Our students will be at the cutting edge of the latest
technology as a result of the opportunity to learn from the
UGS software. And it won't be limited to just one department.
We expect students from across campus in a variety of fields
to be able to gain from the applications of the software,
said Dr. Michael McKinney, dean of the Helen Way Klingler
College of Arts and Science.
"We are proud to team with Marquette's strong academic
leaders and gifted students, said Dave Shook, president of
UGS' Americas central region. "Our expanding partnership
with Marquette will enable us to strengthen the bond between
UGS and our core customers by developing future employees
that have experience with the newest developments in technology
and design. It is crucial that students are trained in industry
standards and gain practical knowledge of today's business
drivers in order to help our clients develop innovative products
and methodologies that improve their businesses.
About GO PLM
UGS' GO PLM initiative leads the industry in the
commercial value of the in-kind grants it provides and brings
together four complementary community involvement programs
focused on academic partnership, regional productivity, youth
and displaced worker development and the PACE (Partners for
the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) program.
GO PLM provides PLM technology to more than 800,000 students
yearly at nearly 8,000 global institutions, where it is used
at every academic level from middle schools to graduate
engineering research programs. For more information on GO
PLM and the partners and programs it supports visit http://www.ugs.com/partners/goplm/
About Marquette University
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY, a Catholic, Jesuit university
located in downtown Milwaukee, the nation's 17th largest city,
provides a wealth of opportunities to explore career interests
and sharpen critical professional and personal skills. U.S.
News & World Report ranked Marquette University
as one of the nation's 50 best college values -- schools "where
students can get the best education for their money."
(Sept. 2001) In embracing the missions of the university and
the College of Engineering, it is the mission of the Department
of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering to offer high quality,
up-to-date, nationally recognized engineering programs, which
prepare students for successful careers.
UGS is a leading global provider of product
lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly
4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide.
Headquartered in Plano,
Texas, UGS' vision is to
enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate
through global innovation networks to deliver world-class
products and services while leveraging UGS's open enterprise
solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform
their process of innovation. For more information on
UGS products and services, visit www.ugs.com.
Office of Public Affairs Contacts
Brigid O'Brien Miller
Director of University Communication
Phone: (414) 288-7445