SOLIDWORKS World – Innovation in Education


SOLIDWORKS World 2015 is less than 2 weeks away in Phoenix, Arizona.   We expect over 6000+ attendees.  This is the engineering event not to be missed.  If you cannot attend, we will be streaming General Sessions every day.

We are fortunate to have educators, at all levels,  presenting on a variety of topics showcasing their innovation in the classroom and with their students.  Topics include, US Labor Workforce development, Flipped Classroom with Kinematics, Common Core Standards, Certification, Project based learning, Manufacturing curriculum, SOLIDWORKS Electrical lessons, Physics modeling of the universe, Fab Labs Education and more, Below is a complete list. Marie

SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2015 Education Breakout Sessions
Project-Based Learning and the Common CoreDeveloping curriculum can be challenging for educators—this class helps instructors understand the framework needed for a project-based learning environment and how to develop curriculum that meets the new Common Core standards.

Speaker: Elise Moss, Moss Designs

Time: Tuesday 2:45PM

Room: North 226B

Tips and Tricks on Passing the CSWP ExamThis session will present tips and tricks for passing the CSWP. Hands-on

Speakers:  John Edrington, Bryan Ray,  Purdue University

Time: Monday 10:30AM

Room: North 227B

SOLIDWORKS in Project-Based Learning Turku University of Applied Sciences has used SOLIDWORKS for over 15 years to prepare future engineers to meet work challenges with SOLIDWORKS and EPDM. Examples are presented on work done by engineering teams for reach groups and industry.Speaker:  Jussi Liikkanen, Turku University of Applied Sciences

Time: Tuesday 10:30AM

Room: North 125 A-B

Flipped Classroom for Kinematics Using the SOLIDWORKS Motion  This hands-on session will explain how to use SOLIDWORKS Motion simulation to flip and reinvigorate your vector mechanics (kinematics, dynamics, synthesis of mechanism) classroom.


Speaker:  Miodrag Micic, Cerritos College

Time: Wednesday 2:45PM

Room: North 129 A-B

US Department of Labor DASI Solutions: Industrial Design Technician Apprenticeship To address the shortage of potential employees, DASI Solutions has announced an apprenticeship program recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor. The two-year program focused on SOLIDWORKS will prepare workers for all aspects of industrial design and provide employers with a skilled workforce. Speakers:  David Darbyshire, Annette Norris, DASI Solutions

Time: Monday 2:45PM

Room: North 129 A-B


Implementing SOLIDWORKS in a Manufacturing Curriculum Educators and trainers will learn how to infuse SOLIDWORKS and Solid Design into a manufacturing curriculum or training program. Learn key components of solid design for CNC machining and 3D printing


Speaker:  Dave Zamora, Ztech Manufacturing LLC

Time: Monday 1:30PM

Room: North 221

SOLIDWORKS  (Household) Electrical for Technical Schools  Through project-based learning, this session will explore how SOLIDWORKS Electrical is used in Technical High Schools throughout the Netherlands. Intended for teachers and instructors, attendees will create their own templates and custom symbols, and develop single-line and multiline schematics. Common, easy-to-obtain components for the classroom will be developed into a working model. The connection to 3D SOLIDWORKS will be explored.


Speaker:  Jack van den Broek, CADSMES BV

Time: Monday 1:30PM

Room: North 226B


Secrets of the Universe Revealed: Earth, Moon, Sun, the Seasons, and Zodiac This session will use SOLIDWORKS to examine the earth’s orbit around the sun and why we have seasons, and calculate the hours of daylight on any day of the year. We will also use SOLIDWORKS to examine why we sometimes have solar and lunar eclipses, but not often. We will look at the similarities between astrology and astronomy and the signs of the Zodiac


Speaker: Paul Parise,  Convergent Technologies

Time: Monday 4:30PM

Room: North 128 A-B

Fab Futures: Fab Labs in Education and InnovationFab Labs are changing the way educators teach STEM, inspiring next-generation STEM workforce and innovators. The talk will give background on the Fab Lab network in education and innovation, discuss the Mobile Fab Lab (which will be at the event!) as well as discuss formal education implementation.

Speaker:  Sherry Lassiter, The Fab Foundation

Time: Tuesday 2:45PM

Room: North 229

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