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Advanced Manufacturing Institute Interns and Associate Engineer Receive Certification

(Manhattan, Kan. February 26, 2007) – Two student interns and an associate engineer at Kansas State University's Advanced Manufacturing Institute are now Certified SolidWorks Professionals.

Earning the designation at the recent SolidWorks World Conference in New Orleans, La., were K-State students Josh Updyke, senior in mechanical engineering, Manhattan, and Rein Herrman, senior in mechanical engineering, Russell, both interns at the Advanced Manufacturing Institute, as well as Stephen Corkill, an associate engineer at the institute.

SolidWorks is a 3-D computer-aided design program. There are approximately 4,000 Certified SolidWorks Professionals worldwide, with eight individuals in Kansas. Only the most qualified and advanced professionals receive the certification. They are at the forefront of SolidWorks Technologies and illustrate a competency that establishes industry standards.

"This certification proves that the interns working at the Advanced Manufacturing Institute are highly skilled and are recognized as professionals," said Brad Kramer, institute director. "This also establishes us as a strong SolidWorks resource for our clients."