Innovation, Hard work, and a bit of Duct Tape [Podcast]

The lessons we learn outside the classroom are equally if not more important than the ones we learned inside. I can’t emphasize this enough. We learn how to live life, the most important lesson of all.”


I talk to many SOLIDWORKS users, and they all tell me the same thing: you cannot just learn the software. You must go on the shop floor, and see how things are actually made.

Heath Tims, an Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and a Professor for Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University, understands this. Heath believes in a hands-on AND in-class approach to teaching engineering students. He is also involved in a very successful Eco-Car team, which is an interdisciplinary group of students and faculty working together to design competitive, fuel-efficient cars. The team competes against national and international teams and also helps other Eco-Car teams at area schools.  Heath shares stories from his 17 years of teaching at Louisiana Tech, and his philosophy for preparing these students for success.

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Cliff Medling

Cliff Medling is a Senior Marketing Manager at SolidWorks and the host for the Born to Design Podcast.