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Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE)

Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) links GM, Autodesk, HP, Oracle, Siemens PLM Software, and their global operations, to support strategically selected academic institutions worldwide to develop the automotive product lifecycle management (PLM) team of the future. PLM, as it relates to PACE, is an integrated, parametrics-based approach to all aspects of a product's life-from its design inception, through manufacturing, marketing, distribution and maintenance, and finally into recycling and disposal.


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UC PACE program is actively participating in PACE competition every year. UC PACE program is the first (and only) educational institution in Ohio to receive the$420,687,132 in-kind contribution which represents the largest ever given to any university. Such recognition is only presented to strategically selected academic institutions worldwide. UC PACE was selected to receive this in-kind contribution on the strength of its internationally recognized design programs as well as its nationally ranked programs in engineering, along with its research expertise, which places the university among the top 25 public research universities in the United States. UC is one of only 21 U.S. universities to receive software and hardware from PACE in the last eight years.


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Sam Anand

Professor, Director - Siemens PLM Simulation Technology Center , CEAS - Mechanical Eng

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Research and Teaching Interests: Intelligent Design, Manufacturing Systems Optimization, Modelling and Optimization of Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Augmented Reality