“As the UC founding director of the Simulation Center (Sim Center), I am extremely pleased to announce that this award will ensure its longevity and provides additional recognition of the Sim Center’s success and contributions to this point,” said Dr. Lim. “I’m especially pleased with the number of our graduates and student participants in the Sim Center who have gone on to outstanding careers and particularly pleased with the number who have joined P&G. Our students are where great engineering truly begins.”
The UC Simulation Center, a collaborative effort between the University of Cincinnati and P&G, opened in 2008. The Center’s collaborative teams of P&G and UC engineers and students have worked on dozens of P&G projects over the years. These collaborations give P&G access to solutions and talent, while providing students opportunities to work on real-time projects. P&G has hired a number of students through the program, with several more going on to work at many of P&G’s suppliers and partners.
“We’re pleased to have received the extraordinary support of the ‘5 plus 5 over 5’ partnership and the C+D award,” said Dr. Brent (Bernie) Rudd, UC Simulation Center operations manager. “I’m delighted to know that our students and graduates, in working with our mentoring and engineering partners at P&G, have a leg up.”
One of these students, who went on to join P&G research staff, worked on novel solutions for P&G to create new math algorithms that were used on highly proprietary solutions for P&G. By working with P&G and UC mentors, this student was able to use them in a non-proprietary fashion so that his work and thesis could be published.