SolidWorks Expands the Science Fair to Amazing Products

Students use SolidWorks to visualize great ideas for Science Fairs and Technology Fairs.   But former high school science fair winner,  Ben Gullak has taken his winning project into amazing products to start his own company, BPG-Werks  in just a few years.   The UNO, an electric scooter, was named one of the top 10 inventions of 2008 by Popular Science magazine.


Last year, at SolidWorks World 2011, Ben presented his BPG shredder.  Before the event started, the BPG shredder was positioned on the stage.  I introduced Ben to  Bernard Charles, President of Dassault Systemes.  When Bernard asked, “how does it work?”, Ben immediately opened his ipad to show beautiful photo realistic images created in SolidWorks.  For some reason – conference centers don’t like it when you start up power vehicles.


Ben has become a great example of what students can do with innovation and creativity. Sometimes you need cool examples for your classroom.   His story is explored in this case study.  Marie


Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard