ProStar Holdings Inc. (MAPS:TSX.V) announced in a news release that through a newly formed educational partnership, Louisiana Tech University (LTU) will integrate the company's Precision Mapping Solutions™ PointMan into the undergraduate and graduate curricula of the university's engineering department.
As part of the arrangement, ProStar will provide LTU with free educational licenses for ProStar's software and is developing an educational program called PointMan University. The partnership also calls for transfer of information between ProStar and LTU's Trenchless Technology Center (TTC), which conducts research to improve trenchless technologies used to manage infrastructure.
"Working with innovative and disruptive technologies like ProStar's PointMan® is invaluable to the education of the engineering students at Louisiana Tech University. PointMan offers the ability for my students to become familiar with a new and innovative technology that is now seeing adoption by construction firms, engineering and surveying companies, and government agencies," TTC Director Dr. John Matthews said in the release.
Ben Skogen, PointMan project manager at ProStar, stated, "This is a great opportunity to further expand our reach and encourage adoption as we now get the brightest young engineering minds familiar with our solutions before they enter the workforce." The company reported that it has "received expressions of interest from other major universities in North America as well as Europe to enter into a similar educational engagement as Louisiana Tech University." [NLINSERT]
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