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UMass Amherst Receives In-kind Software Grant from Siemens PLM with a Commercial Value of Nearly $2.3 Million

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for e-Design in the College of Engineering announced that it has received an in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, with a commercial value of nearly $2.3 million.

Ramanujam Becomes 500th Member of MIE LinkedIn Page

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department is celebrating doctoral candidate Lakshmi Ramanujam, whose faculty advisor is Yahya Modarres-Sadeghi, as the 500th person to sign up for MIE’s LinkedIn page. Ramanujam earned his Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from SASTRA University in Thanjavur, India. He is doing his graduate research on wind-induced oscillations of open-grown excurrent evergreen trees. In addition to his heavy workload as a doctoral student, he also follows several blogs on science and research.

Peters Gift to Benefit Career Services and DPO

UMass Amherst alumni Charles and Karen Peters of Weston, Massachusetts have pledged $100,000 over four years, to be divided evenly between the university’s College of Engineering and the Isenberg School of Management. The gift is officially named the “Charles and Karen Peters ’87 Engineering and Management Student Support Fund.” In the College of Engineering, this gift will support the Career Planning and Student Development Center and the Diversity Programs Office, enabling both programs to provide workshops, networking, and experiential learning for undergraduate engineering students.

Team Zoom Mass Inflates MPG with Incredible Shrinking Car

On June 7 and 8, the streamlined, three-wheel car built by the UMass Amherst Supermileage Vehicle (SMV) Team, which calls itself Zoom Mass, rolled smoothly through the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Supermileage® competition in Marshall, Michigan with a car shell made of shrink wrap and an emergency engine getting a tightfisted 843 mpg and running mainly on true grit, improvisation, and elbow grease.

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