PR: MicroStation Student Design Competition

PR: MicroStation Student Design Competition

Post by Dave Barberi [Bentley » Sat, 09 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Bentley Competition Will Award Students for Designing a Greener World with CAD

Company and Industry Advisors Unveil Environmental Theme for
Fourth Annual MicroStation Student Design Competition

Exton, PA - September 7, 1995 - Bentley Systems, Inc., the leader in
professional computer-aided design products and services to engineers,
architects, drafters, and organizations whose overall success relies on
computer-aided design, today announced the fourth annual MicroStation(R)
Student Design Competition sponsored by the Bentley Academic Program.  This
year's contest, open to high school and college students, will be based on
the theme "Green Design: A Quest for Environmental Solutions."  Students will
submit CAD-based designs during the school year in various engineering and
design fields.  In April, the winning designs will be chosen and prizes,
including an Apple Power Macintosh(TM), will be awarded.

A group of industry advisors and university professors, experts in each
engineering and design field, will judge the competition.  Each advisor
has worked with Bentley to identify environmental issues that students can
expect to encounter as they enter their professional careers.  These experts
include Mark Dietrick and Harry Gordon of the Burt Hill Kosar Rittlemann
architectural firm; John Kincaid of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Russ
Kauffman from Public Service, Electric, and Gas (PSE&G) of New Jersey;
and Bill Higgs from the EG&G engineering consulting firm in Massachusetts.

Besides a grand prize of an Apple Power Macintosh, MicroStation
computer-aided design software, valued at over $9,000, will be awarded to
top finishers in each category and their instructors.  Also, the top three
in each category will receive cash awards.  Entries must be created on
MicroStation which supports the Power Macintosh, Microsoft(R) Windows(TM),
Windows NT(TM), DOS, all popular UNIX platforms, and soon Windows 95.
Designs may include any work performed while enrolled in any degree granting
program at an accredited school in North America since January 1, 1995.  
All entries must be submitted by April 3, 1996.

The Bentley Academic Program

The Bentley Academic Program is committed to making students and schools
successful at CAD in all engineering and design disciplines.  The program
offers professional CAD products and support to academic users through
discounted packages, special classroom licensing, and software grants to
schools. The company also sponsors an annual student design competition,
offers software grants to research projects, and holds special events for
academic users at forums and trade shows throughout the year.

The company and its program place a special emphasis on comprehensive
support for academic users.  Schools who purchase the MicroStation Classroom
License Plan receive two years of subscription to the company's
comprehensive support program (Academic MicroStationCSP(SM)), which includes
direct line technical support, product upgrades and enhancements,
customization training, platform swaps at no charge, and more.  All academic
users receive direct e-mail, FAX, and telephone call-back technical support
from Bentley's Academic Support Services and can communicate with the
company and other users through MicroStation forums on America Online,
CompuServe, and Internet newsgroups.

Bentley's Academic Program has grown to over 40,000 users and offered software
grants valued at over $2M during the past year.  Beneficiaries of grants
include Georgia Institute of Technology, Penn State, University of Washington,
Kent State, the University of *ia and the University of New Zealand.  
Other universities and schools among the over 100 worldwide participants
include Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of California, the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon,
Vanderbilt University, and the University of British Columbia.  

Bentley also participates in a number of educational groups including the
Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), the Interior
Design Educators Council (IDEC), AEC Total Teach, American Society for
Engineering Education (ASEE), and the American Vocational Association (AVA).

More on Bentley

Bentley Systems, Inc. is the leader in professional computer-aided design
products and services to engineering organizations where CAD is
mission-critical.  The company's MicroStation product range is relied upon
by over 200,000 professional users, over 40,000 academic users, and over 600
commercial application developers worldwide in the
architecture/engineering/construction (AEC), geographic information systems
(GIS), and mechanical design markets.  Founded in 1984, Bentley has now
become one of the world's fastest growing software companies.

For more information on the MicroStation Student Design Competition or the
MicroStation range of products, please contact Bentley at 800/BENTLEY, via


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