A Siemens unit has donated $57 million worth of engineering software to the University of California for its Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) computer research program, BizJournals.com reports. The grant is from Siemens PLM Software in Plano, Texas, north of Dallas. It goes to the university’s CITRIS program, which is set up on four campuses–Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz, and Merced. Shankar Sastry, UC Berkeley’s dean of engineering, said the software will be used in design project courses at the university. The grant also includes some training for instructors and support from the company…

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