The last weekend in July marked the end of an era for the PACE Global Annual Forum and for the 3600 participants from 65 institutions across 12 countries who found their passion in the engineering profession throughout the competitions history. Over the last 20 years, this world-class competition has focused on the goal of giving the next generation of automotive engineers and designers a head start on using digital tools and helping schools produce graduates with real-world expertise in design, engineering and manufacturing.
Siemens even brought home an award of our own with Rick Cook, the Mentor Graphics instructor bringing home the Outstanding Training Session award “For Your Preparation and Presentation Of an Outstanding Training Session; For Supporting the PACE Mission in Sharing Your Ideas With PACE Institutions Globally” Congratulations, Rick!
This is the last year for the PACE Annual Forum, but there is a team actively working on a new competition program, called IDEEA, based on the principles and goals set forth by GM and PACE twenty years ago. We’re excited that over half of the PACE partner schools, as well as ISTEC have signed on to this new program and we can’t wait to see how it grows!
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