Chris Dosen, Cherokee Trial HS, achieves Certified SolidWorks Expert (CSWE) with a Perfect Score!

Chris Dosen CSWE
The highest certification a SolidWorks customer can obtain is Certified SolidWorks Expert (CSWE).  The latest CSWE is Christopher Dosen and he did it with a perfect score.  

 Chris Dosen CSWE Cherokee Trail High School


There are 1300 CSWE’s in the world.  There are 29 CSWE’s in Colorado.   The SolidWorks Certification Center keeps track of certified users for CSWA, CSWP and CSWE.

 Chris Dosen SolidWorks CSWE scivis_orbits

Chris is a graduating high school senior from Cherokee Trail High School in Aurora, Colorado, USA.  While his classmates were thinking about AP exams, SAT’s and ACT’s (the standardized exams to get into college), Chris had an additional plan.  He set his goal to be the first high school student in the world to achieve CSWE.

With the help Ben Nuebel,  pre-engineering and technology education teacher, at Cherokee Trail HS, Chris began to rigorously  prepare for this exam reserved for advanced professional engineers and designers. 

Cherokee Trail is a CSWA Provider.  Chris took and passed both the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA ) and Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP) exams.  On his own, Chris took and passed the three specialty prerequisite exams and just last month passed CSWE with a perfect score.

But there is more.   Chris also joined the Technology Student Association (TSA) and began to learn not only about design but also about manufacturing.  Later this month, Chris will represent Colorado in the national TSA finals.

Chris will be going to California Institute of Technology (CalTech) in the fall.  On behalf of the SolidWorks community, we congratulation Chris on achieving CSWE and look forward in seeing great designs with SolidWorks at Cal Tech.  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