Peter Zink

Director, Education Engagement , PTC

Dr. Peter A. Zink earned his doctorate from Boston University in Materials Science and Engineering, and later joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University where he taught for over eight years. At BU, he designed and built a flexible automated manufacturing cell to give students an opportunity to work with CNC machines, collaborative robots, and other manufacturing systems. In his role at PTC, Dr. Zink works with K-12 and higher education institutions around the globe, enabling them to adopt PTCs product development technologies.

Session Track:

Monday, May 15 1:20 PM - 1:50 PM 207

CA1328B - Onshape's Education Program: Changing the Workforce of the Future

Not so long ago, Onshape was in a limited number of classrooms of educators. Today, Onshape is changing the way teachers teach and students learn design on every continent except Antarctica. Students of all ages are embracing the new generation of agile product development that Onshape enables. Whether designing robots or rockets, the next-generation workforce is choosing Onshape to bring their ideas to life. In this presentation, we will provide an overview of the Onshape Education program, highlight specific case studies and resources, and discuss the implications for employers and how they can get involved in supporting the development of this future workforce.

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