Continuous Learning with SOLIDWORKS Certification

Jack Hall CSWA WPI

When WPI faculty member John “Jack” Hall received his PhD from the University of Florida in 1962,  he began a career in vibration analysis and soil mechanics.  Jack has a drive for continuous learning.  After learning SOLIDWORKS during this summer, Jack earned his Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA).

WPI Team Photo 2016

Jack is also co-advisor to the WPI Formula SAE team.


As a fisherman, pilot and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) member, Jack is experimenting with many new ways to use SOLIDWORKS.  Jack teaches Structural Engineering, Dynamics & Signal Analysis, Engineering Experimentation, and advises senior design Master Qualifying Projects (MQPs).

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Displacement

Since finding out about SOLIDWORKS Simulation, Jack is working to incorporate examples into classes and student projects.

SOLIDWORKS SImulation Frequency

Jack is an active ASTM Member, winning the C.A. Hogentogler Award (2014) and Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award (2015, 2016).

Congratulations Jack on achieving CSWA and sharing with the SOLIDWORKS community.  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