How Cornell is training the next engineering generation-for free

Free e-learning through teaching engineering simulation to students around the world

engineering-engineersCornell University’s College of Engineering and ANSYS are training future engineers worldwide to become proficient in engineering simulation solutions.

Through the SimCafe wiki, which was developed in part with National Science Foundation support, students at Cornell and elsewhere are preparing themselves for success by learning to use–for free–the same tools utilized by thousands of engineers in virtually every industry. ANSYS donated the simulation software for the development of the site.

SimCafe has helped integrate simulation into 12 mechanical and aerospace engineering courses at Cornell. Outside of the university, SimCafe has attracted more than 130,000 visitors from more than 150 countries including users from over 170 educational institutions.

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Laura Ascione