The Daily Express

Owens Students Compete in CAD Competition

  Three Owens Community College students took top honors at the College's 1999 Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Competition that featured more than $122,000 in donated software and prizes.

  Twenty-seven contestants competed: 15 in CADKEY and 12 in AutoCAD. First place went to Bill Zeiter of Liberty Center, second place to Jason Jaworski of Elmore, and third place went to Matthew Antoine of Toledo. All three students are Mechanical Engineering Technology Design/Drafting majors at Owens and second-year student CADKEY users.

  Zeiter received a check for $135 from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the current release of CADKEY98 software, Draftpak 98 software, FastSurf 98 software, Mechanical Desktop 3.0 (R14) software and a free SME student membership, with a total value of $9,000.

  Jaworski also received a check for $85 from SME, the current release of CADKEY98 software, Draftpak 98 software, Mechanical Desktop 3.0 (R14) software and a free SME student membership, with a total value of $8,000.

  Antoine also received a check for $35 from SME, the current release of CADKEY98, Draftpak 98 software, Mechanical Desktop 3.0 (R14) software and a free SME student membership, with a total value of $8,000.

  The other 24 competing students also received a variety of prizes.

  Other contributors to the competition were Tech Ed Concepts, the academic distributor for CADKEY, DataCAD and FastSurf products; Baystate Technologies, owners of CADKEY, Draftpak and FastSurf software; and International Thomson Publishing and AutoDesk, owners of AutoCAD software.

  "We appreciate the donations of all the companies who have demonstrated their strong support of the Owens CAD program helping us to create fun and challenging state-of-the-art opportunities like this competition for our students," said Ralph Semrock, assistant professor of mechanical engineering technologies, who coordinated the CAD Competition.



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