Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Autodesk Introduces Free Sustainability Resources for Engineering Students, Educators

Autodesk releases free sustainability resources - Autodesk Sustainability Workshop - to students and instructors as part of their continued efforts to provide young designers with the technology. 

The resources will allow them to enhance their skills by providing them the technology and knowledge to realize their design concepts that pushes green building in the country.

A leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk has unveiled the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop - an online portal of educational content providing mechanical engineering students and teachers with the resources they need to practice sustainable design. The Sustainability workshop teaches students how to apply sustainability strategies to real-world design. It features lessons that illustrate the principles and practice of sustainable design, such as Whole Systems Design and Lightweighting.  The tools and resources on the Workshop are free* of charge and available to anyone interested in learning about sustainable design.
Sustainable design is a profound and business-altering factor in today’s global economy, crosscutting almost every industry that today’s students are graduating into...Our challenge is to train new engineers to think differently, and more broadly, about their special responsibility as drivers of sustainable behavior," says Joe Astroth, Ph.D., Autodesk chief education officer.
Featuring online videos, presentations, tips, tools and tutorials, the Workshop applies the principles of sustainability to real-world design and engineering challenges, such as optimizing a design for more efficient use of energ
y, water and materials. In addition, educators and students can download free* On digital technology, Digital Prototyping software from the Autodesk Education Community, to explore and test the concepts and lessons learned through the Workshop.
This Workshop provides students with inspiration, technical depth on implementation, and innovative sustainable design strategies. I’m looking forward to collaborating further with Autodesk, as well as students, to continue developing new sustainable design tools and resources as this industry focus continues to grow,” said Jeremy Faludi, a lecturer for the Joint Program in Design at Stanford University and collaborator on the Workshop. 
Autodesk continues to collaborate with faculty and education organizations to provide curricula, tools and resources to better prepare students for careers in architecture, engineering and digital arts. The Autodesk Education Community has grown to more than 1.3 million members in 145 countries since 2006.

Check more details about Autodesk Sustainability Workshop here.

Indeed, the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop educates students on how to apply sustainability strategies to real-world design.

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