National University of Singapore (NUS) is one of the leading engineering institutions in the world. When you walk towards the engineering building you are greeted by its mission, “to nurture engineer-leaders and to address global challenges through research, innovation, inspiration and influence”
It was truly an honor to step onto this campus to visit one of the leading engineering educators of the SOLIDWORKS community, Professor Lee Kim Seng. Professor Lee was introduced to us by his former student, Chevy Kok, Chief Technical Officer, 3D ClassWorks, our Value Added Reseller.
Since 2003, Professor Lee has been using web based techniques in his Engineering Visualization & Modeling course using SOLIDWORKS. Over the years, NUS students have become true leaders in their designs in competitions all over the world. Just this year, the SOLIDWORKS EDU team has seen NUS students perform well at FSAE Michigan, AUVSI Foundation RoboSub and last week at Maritime RobotX.
We got to visit with the Formula SAE teams and engineering students.
You notice walking through the engineering halls of NUS that it is filled with women engineering students – 27% which is high compared to US overall standards in mechanical engineering.
Kunhimohamed Naduvanchery, founder of 3D ClassWorks explained how NUS is now one of the largest providers of the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam to its students – providing a credential that students can take with them for skilled employment. The opportunity to get the job of her dreams with SOLIDWORKS,was even featured in the valedictorian’s speech at this year’s graduation. Chevy continues to return to NUS to volunteer his time to teach courses on advanced SOLIDWORKS Simulation to students.
We toured the NUS High School that also uses SOLIDWORKS. These students and their projects were impressive.
We also got to see the community outreach 3D ClassWorks does in the community by building young students confidence with an outreach sailing program in Singapore harbor, providing children an opportunity to build employable skills such as teamwork, commitment and solving a problem through trial and error.
We appreciate NUS as a customer over all these years and we will continue to work with them for student success. Thank you Professor Lee, Kunhi, and Chevy for sharing with the SOLIDWORKS Community. Marie