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Schools and universities all over the world have closed due to COVID-19, and to say the transition to online learning has happened quickly is an understatement. Almost overnight, educational institutions have had to reimagine what teaching looks like through the lens of a virtual environment and likewise, teachers have borne the brunt of the responsibility […]
It all started with Heather Beebe’s skull—her 3D printed skull, that is. Beebe was a pre-med student collaborating with Eric Wooldridge, professor and head of the additive manufacturing program at Somerset Community College (SCC)in Kentucky. Together, they worked to3D print an actual MRI scan of Beebe’s skull, with the goal of helping to illustrate innovative […]
University of Bristol engineering student combines his love of mountain biking with a curiosity about generative design to offer A.I.-powered solutions to a cycling company in the UK. The story begins with a fortuitous meeting in a garden shed over a cup of tea. Engineering student Ben Boxer contacted Joe McEwan—an accomplished engineer who was in the process of turning his hobby of designing […]
Twice a year, the Autodesk Foundation invites Autodesk employees to apply their expertise through Pro Bono Team Consulting Projects to support nonprofits and startups addressing social and environmental challenges. Learn about a pro-bono project at a girl’s school in Rwanda that helped solved a real-world problem. Read the full article here.
The widening skills gap. Automation. A pandemic. How can we continue to create opportunities for workers in an ever-changing world? Autodesk believes in nurturing the mindset for continuous learning and providing opportunities to demonstrate and validate skills to help achieve career goals. Read the full article here.
In an effort to help bridge the opportunity gap, Boston-based Digital Ready is launching “Year 13,” a new program for Boston public high school graduates. In partnership with Wentworth Institute of Technology, and with support from the Barr Foundation and City Councilor Michael Flaherty, this initiative will provide a no-cost, accelerated pathway into college and future career paths related to architecture, engineering, […]
The World Economic Forum estimates 1 billion people will need to be reskilled by 2030. This global skills gap represents a looming crisis across all industries we serve. To address this challenge, Autodesk is developing lifelong learning solutions to help workers keep pace by learning new skills and earning professional credentials that will create opportunity for the […]
At Autodesk, we believe that a diverse workforce leads to more innovative products, solutions, and experiences for our customers. To help bolster the pipeline of future designers, engineers and creators, we’re looking closely at how we can more directly engage with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Read the full article here.