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$30m of industrial software donated to Marquette University

MILWAUKEEMarquette University and UGS, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the largest in-kind contribution ever presented to Marquette University, in the form of NX PLM software UGS has provided at a market value it says is more than $30.5 million.

The software will be used for research in Dr. Jim Factor's Geometric Modeling Lab in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, as well as by students and faculty in chemistry, biology and engineering.

The donation, which follows a 2002 UGS software contribution to Marquette valued at $10.7 million, will enable the university to provide students with training that mirrors the professional world and the opportunity to use high-end software in research. IT Services at Marquette will provide network service to enable faculty and students across the university to explore applications of the UGS software in their own research and teaching.

"Our students will be at the cutting edge of the latest technology as a result of the opportunity to learn from the UGS software. And it won't be limited to just one department. We expect students from across campus in a variety of fields to be able to gain from the applications of the software," said Michael McKinney, dean of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Science.

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