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Professor Earns Certified Professional Status for Software Product

Jeffrey D. MatherA faculty member in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s drafting and computer aided design department recently passed an eight-hour examination to become a Certified SolidWorks Professional.

Jeffrey D. Mather became one of 23 professionals in Pennsylvania to earn Certified SolidWorks Professional status when he took the test during the SolidWorks World 2007 User Conference and Exposition Feb. 3-7 in New Orleans. SolidWorks produces computer aided design software.

Mather holds a doctorate and a master’s degree from East Tennessee State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Mather is active in training other professionals and was recruited to write tutorials to foster the introduction of three-dimensional design techniques in high school and community colleges as part of a National Science Foundation grant.

He is an Autodesk Inventor Certified Expert and has written tutorials for educators on the latest techniques for creating complex shapes using SolidWorks and Autodesk software products. The tutorials are available on Mather’s Penn College Web site.

For more information about the computer aided drafting technology and computer aided product design majors, as well as other academic programs offered by Penn College’s School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies, call (570) 327-4520 or visit theschool’s Web site.

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