Simio Awards $69,300 Grant to Augusta State University
02/10/2010

Simio, a developer of 3D object-oriented simulation software, has awarded a $69,300 grant to Augusta State University. The university’s Hull College of Business is recognized as a leading school in the region for its Information and Decision Sciences curriculum.

Online PR News – 10-February-2010 – – Sewickley, Pa. – Simio, a developer of 3D object-oriented simulation software, has awarded a $69,300 grant to Augusta State University. The university’s Hull College of Business is recognized as a leading school in the region for its Information and Decision Sciences curriculum.

Augusta State University is now one of over a 100 universities worldwide to join Simio’s academic program, which offers Simio’s 3D modeling software to schools at no charge. Simio Academic Edition is fully capable software with no model size limits and includes discrete and continuous modeling, object library development, and 3D animation.

“The faculty at Augusta State University is committed to providing the best environment for their students to learn simulation,” said Dr. Dennis Pegden, Founder and CEO of Simio. “We are honored to provide them with the best software available to teach their students."

At Augusta State University, Simio will support development of simulation based courses as part of a joint program between the Hull College of Business and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

“To expand and improve our decision sciences offerings in the Hull College, we need to put the best tools in the hands of students and faculty,” said Todd Schultz, Associate Dean for the Hull College. “Simio allows us to deliver professional quality, and state of the practice simulation-based curriculum.”

Students at the school will be able to model systems using intelligent objects and the software’s direct connection to Google’s 3D Warehouse – two features unique to Simio.

The intelligent objects are built by modelers and then may be reused in multiple modeling projects. These objects can be stored in libraries and easily shared. Simio’s connection to Google’s 3D Warehouse gives access to a free online library of thousands of graphic objects – providing students with the ability to solve real-world problems in visually-rich environments.

About Augusta State University
Augusta State University is a unit of the University System of Georgia delivering quality baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in the Augusta, Georgia, region.

About Simio LLC
Simio LLC is a private company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is dedicated to delivering leading edge solutions for the design, emulation, and scheduling of complex systems.