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The Cadence Academic Network is committed to cultivating the next generation of innovators. In order to support this mission, we are actively engaging with universities across the globe to foster the advanced use of Cadence tools in the classroom and lab. With the support from various Cadence business groups, we were able the host a PCB roadshow to select universities in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Patrick Davis, Product Management Director at Cadence, accompanied by Brad Butler, Tagbo Ekwueme-Okoli, and David Haeussler from our Worldwide Field Operations team, spoke with students about how the emergence of technologies is enabling an evolution in PCB design that will change the way engineers will work. This talk was the product of PCB Carolina, where many of our customers heard from Patrick and shared that they are seeking more trained EEs, EETs, and students with both layout and analysis capabilities.
The first stop was North Carolina State University, where nearly 90 students were engaged in learning about the past, present, and a look into the future of PCB designs. Next on the list was Duke University, where we met for lunch with professors and spoke with students.
North Carolina A&T State University’s NSBE chapter hosted Cadence the following day. And we rounded out the trip with a busy day at Clemson University, talking with faculty, touring the facilities, speaking with students, and networking with professors.
Connecting with universities in meaningful ways will help the next generation of engineers to be prepared to launch their careers in the electronics industry. We look forward to continuing to connect with these schools and to broaden our outreach to even more across the globe.
A special thank you to the universities for helping us plan: Bob Evans and Jeff Lima at NCSU, Dr. James Morizio at Duke, Kyandre Roberts at NCA&T, and Dr. Hai Xiao at Clemson.
If you’re looking for ways to deepen connections between industry and academia, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn about the benefits that the Cadence Academic Network makes available to universities.