Category: Academic Leaders


  • 3D print of a student-made air-quality sensor enclosure designed in Fusion 360.

    CU Boulder Impacts Global Engineering with Design Skills

    At the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering (MCGE) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), a dedicated group of faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students are working to make a difference in the detection and measurement of environmental contaminants—in part through design and manufacturing skills. Through the Center’s Global Engineering Certificate Program, students learn interdisciplinary […]


  • Close-up of a college student working on his laptop on campus with other students in the background

    Easing Remote Learning and Empowering Students for Industry 4.0 Careers

    When Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in southeast Florida pivoted to remote learning in 2020, the district handed out more than 100,000 laptops to help students continue their education online. The laptops were enough for students to join virtual classes, but they presented an extra challenge for the Career, Technical, Adult, and Community Education (CTACE) department.  CTACE’s key […]


  • CNC lab at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California. Students and teachers are working with Fusion 360.

    For Industry 4.0 to Succeed, Manufacturing Education Must Transform

    As we move through the early stages of Industry 4.0, a new industrial era categorized by digital transformation, technological advances are ushering in new opportunities for greater productivity, higher profitability, and more sustainable products and services. While these new advances unlock exciting opportunities, we’re also hearing great concern from our Design and Manufacturing customers about […]


  • Human-Centered Craft & Manufacturing at the Glasgow School of Art

    The Glasgow School of Art and the University of Glasgow are globally recognized for undergraduate and graduate programs focused on the art and technique of design engineering—and for pushing the boundaries of experiential education. Since 2015, students in the Master class of Product Design Engineering have participated in a semester-long project to design and make […]


  • Survivor Made

    Bringing Additive Manufacturing to Marginalized Communities in Rural Kentucky

    Somerset Community College (SCC) is uplifting its local community in rural Kentucky, empowering women in the workforce and creating opportunities for marginalized groups. SCC is pushing the boundaries of what a technical education could look like, broadening its impact by bringing additive manufacturing to everyone regardless of their gender, socioeconomic positioning, or background. This year, […]


  • ITE President Award

    How a Top Educator in Singapore Motivates Students Through Small Successes

    Jeff Koh Hock Tong struggled as a student, barely passing his classes and receiving low scores on exams. He was unmotivated, but also lacked a mentor who could give him the individual academic attention he needed. So, thinking school just wasn’t for him, Koh started working part time while studying to retake his exams as […]


  • Manufacturing and Construction

    Closing the Manufacturing and Construction Skills Gap

    Identifying Skill Gaps Digitization in manufacturing and construction, along with an aging cohort that will soon retire, has resulted in a decades-long shortage of skilled workers in these industries. An estimated 4.6 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled in the next decade—the manufacturing and construction skills gap could leave 2.4 million positions unfilled […]


  • Artifical Intelligence

    How Design Can Use AI to Support Sustainability

    Design has its share of innovative technologies to address sustainability issues, including artificial intelligence (AI), which can help determine how to build (and re-build) structures to last longer and use minimal energy. Autodesk is leading the way in AI technologies, partnering with academia to ensure the next generation of designers and engineers are more informed […]


  • Engineering student working with 3D printer

    High School Class Saves District $1 Million using Fusion 360 and 3D Printing

    What do you get when you put educators, student engineers, and an HVAC system together? Up to $1 million in savings. This is what the school district in Beaverton, Oregon estimates they will save after engineering students at Sunset High School found a solution to an ongoing issue with their aging HVAC systems. Volume modular […]


  • Matthew Swabey

    Bechtel Innovation Design Center at Purdue: Transcending Tradition

    With the goal of streamlining designs and processes within the Bechtel ecosystem, Swabey trusts students to run new CNC programs at full speed due to a mistake-proof method referred to as the digital twin method. The process begins by requiring students to import models from other software into Autodesk® Fusion 360® for manufacturing. It is only populated with the models of equipment and tools available in the center and contains tried-and-true manufacturing parameters, effectively creating a digital twin of the essential parts of the machining process.