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Simio Awards $69,300 Grant to Augusta State University

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 Simio LLC

Simio LLC is a privately held company that is dedicated to delivering leading edge solutions for the design, emulation, and scheduling of complex systems.

Simio LLC was founded in 2005 by a highly experienced team. Founder and CEO of Simio LLC, C. Dennis Pegden, Ph.D., has over three decades experience in simulation and scheduling and has been widely recognized as an industry leader. He led in the development of SLAM (marketed by Pritsker and Associates) and then founded Systems Modeling Corporation. Dennis led the creation of the market-leading simulation products SIMAN® and Arena®, as well as, the finite capacity scheduling product Tempo. Now Simio is a market leading, 4th generation simulation product with patents for flexible object design and scheduling risk analysis. Simio object design eliminates text based coding for building models and planners can predict the risk in their detailed production schedules. Simio’s unified model works for both facility design and managing daily operations. To learn more, visit Simio.