Sad News – Alan Steeves, UBC PACE Integrator

AlanSteevesIt is with deep regret that we share the sad news from the University of British Columbia regarding the passing of Alan Steeves. Alan contributed much to PACE over the years.  He served as the PACE Integrator for UBC since 2001, received the PACE Distinguished Integrator award in 2008, and most recently served as the Papers Committee Chair and CIC Project Competition Lead. His wisdom and humor will be missed by many in the PACE Community. We extend heartfelt sympathy and condolences to his colleagues at UBC, his family, and his friends.

Save the Date! 2015 PACE Annual Forum

CalendarJulyClipartLocation: University of São Paulo campus, São Paulo, Brazil
Conference Dates: July 27-31, 2015
RSMS Project Competition: July 27-28, 2015
PRE-Conference Training: July 20-24, 2015

More details will be posted as they become available at: .

Meet New Engineer Orlando Velez and PACE Team 6’s Weave

OrlandoUPRM_SiemensBlogPostAs Team 6 presented their Personal Assisted Mobility Device (PAMD) at the PACE Annual Forum, lead industrial designer Dominic Dowling called out team captain Orlando Velez.   Read more…


Meet University of São Paulo Future Engineers and PACE Team 2’s CubO

USP_Students_CubO_SiemensBlogPostTatiana Theoto and Elcio Fiordelisio are future engineers at the University of São Paulo. They attended the PACE Annual Forum for the Personal Assisted Mobility Device (PAMD) competition – and described their experience as “mind blowing”.  Read more…

PACE CIC Competition Proposals Due October 17th

The PACE Collaboration and Innovation Challenge (CIC) Project Competition showcases new ideas and mobility related projects by PACE faculty and students using PACE software.  Collaboration is a main focus of the CIC competition, with preference is given to projects that involve two or more PACE institutions. The CIC competition offers an alternative project opportunity to the larger RSMS global collaborative project.

The 2014-2015 CIC project submission deadline is October 17, 2014. Mr. Alan Steeves ( of The University of British Columbia is CIC Project Lead.

Meet future engineer Arjun Ballal

ArjunBallal_SJCE_SiemensBlogPostMeet future engineer Arjun Ballal, a mechanical engineering student at Sri Jayachamarajendra College Of Engineering. In addition to the Personal Assisted Mobility Device (PAMD) competition at the PACE Annual Forum, students present papers and posters on research projects. Arjun presented a paper on an Automated Emergency Braking System for the India market.   Read more…

Course Competition Requests Due October 15th

coursecompn1PACE sponsors student course competitions in appropriate courses within PACE Institution curricula as part of its commitment to encourage students to use digital data, math models, and PACE software in their engineering and industrial design course projects. Faculty members may request PACE sponsorship for the current academic term by submitting the request form to their GM PACE representative.

Siemens Mobility IDEA Contest

Siemens Mobility is holding an IDEA contest around traffic management scenarios. How can we improve traffic flow in a world where every car, bus, pedestrian and bicycle is connected to the network? Some of your students may be interested in adding their ideas from their research on PACE projects. Explore the challenge and add ideas to improve mobility design and engineering. Ideas accepted now through Nov. 2nd.

Information provided by Dora Smith, Director, Online & Social Media, Partner Strategy at Siemens PLM Software.


NMSU Students Share CubO with Turin Community

NMSU_CubO_Turin_square_photo 4The New Mexico State University PACE team took their CubO prototype to a local piazza in downtown Turin after the close of the PACE Annual Forum.

According to Patricia Sullivan, Assistant Dean in the NMSU College of Engineering, “The students shared their prototype with the community and promoted PACE as well. It was well received with lots of questions about the device and the PACE program.”

“E7 Trike” Wins PAMD Road Test Competition


First place in the PACE Portable Assisted Mobility Device (PAMD) Road Test Competition was awarded to Team 7 – “E7 Trike” during the PACE Awards Dinner July 31, 2014 at the Museo dell’Automobile in Turin, Italy.  The team includes students and faculty from Politecnico di Torino, Tongji University, Technion – Israel Instittute of Technology, and ITAM Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico.    

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