SOLIDWORKS World – Education Breakouts Connect Project Based Learning and User Community

SOLIDWORKS World brings together educators, commercial users, and SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (SWUGN) leaders.  One SWUGN leader, Elise Moss, checks all those boxes and more as she presents her SOLIDWORKS World Breakout Session, “Project Based Learning with SOLIDWORKS.”

As an instructor at Laney College, Oakland, CA, Elise’s program focuses on direct learning outcomes with relevant hands-on student projects.

Elise is always thinking about her students as she prepares them for jobs.  Over the years, she sent me beautiful images, tutorials, and videos of what her students have accomplished.   She has also helped to create retraining programs to provide SOLIDWORKS skills to designers who need new opportunities.

Since 2009, she has provided the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate Exam CSWA to her students.  As an early adopter of the SOLIDWORKS Academic Certification Provider Program, Elise’s graduates can be found in our SOLIDWORKS Certification directory.

Elise is the SWUGN leader for Laney College’s SolidWorks User Group.  The user group is open to students at Laney College and members of the SOLIDWORKS community.  Yes there is free pizza.

As an accomplished designer and author, Elise is president of the company, Moss Designs.  Current projects involve developing new automation equipment, including working with large robots.

Elise will be at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 February 4-8, Los Angeles, CA. Thank you Elise for sharing your story and helping so many in the SOLIDWORKS Community.  See you soon.  Marie





Project Based Learning with Solidworks
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