How do you go from engineering student to a great design and manufacturing engineer? You start with dedication in your heart and training from SolidWorks Customer, Mr. Yuuichi Minamiyama, GAC Corporation, a global leader in advanced automotive systems.
“Become a Great Engineer “ was the theme at last week’s SolidWorks Japan FSAE seminar.
Students came from 15 FSAE teams:
l Chiba University
l Keio University
l Kogakuin University
l Kokushikan University
l Nihon University
l Nippon Institute of Technology
l Shonan Institute of Technology
l Tohoku University
l Tokai University
l Tokyo City University
l Tokyo University of Science
l Toyohashi University of Technology
l Waseda University
l Yokohama National University
84% of the students were freshman and sophomores with little experience. But these students, with strong motivation, continued to push the instructor for more SolidWorks examples in part modeling, top-down and bottom up assembly modeling, design optimization, and professional presentation.
SolidWorks Japan application engineers helped out as teaching assistants, TAs, bringing their industry experience directly into the large classroom.
When my friend, Junko and I get together, we always talk about FSAE students and what we can do to help them be more successful to start their engineering careers. A great first step is to take a SolidWorks FSAE seminar. For those students who cannot attend SolidWorks Japan training, we have FSAE tutorials through team sponsorship at www.solidworks.com/sae
It takes alot of engineering and dedication to design and manufacture competitive cars like this one from Yokohama National University. Yokohama students also help young campers learn about engineering during SolidWorks Japan Kids Camp.
In December, SolidWorks Japan will host training classes in Tokyo for SolidWorks and SolidWorks Simulation. SolidWorks Japan will also return to Osaka to host advanced training class for more FSAE teams. FSAE Team Faculty advisors can contact SolidWorks Japan office for more information. Marie