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Siemens CEO Discusses Advanced Manufacturing “Renaissance”

“We need the engineers, we need the innovators, we need the science technology engineering [type of] people to work out there in those plants. We think the time and place is right to bring more manufacturing back to the U.S. We can get students, undergraduates and graduate students, working together to understand those technologies, and that becomes a natural connection back out into the marketplace to work for us,” Siemens president and CEO Eric Spiegel told engineering students at Penn State University.

Spiegel describes advanced manufacturing as “real manufacturing and the virtual manufacturing coming together.” NASA using Siemens software to simulate the Mars Rover landing, for instance, is a prime example.

“Don’t just sit back and expect because you’re smart and you’re going to a good school, people are going to hire you. There are millions of kids around the world, and this has become a global marketplace. You’ve [got to] stand out in some way.”

Source: Centre Daily Times

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