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Siemens Retired Exec Boosts STEM Program of Youngstown State University [Video]


Siemens retired chief executive officer CEO Eric Spiegel has shown support to the STEM program of Youngstown State University. Youngstown State University (YSU) is located in Mahoney Valley where Spiegel traced his roots.

The Poland Seminary High School alumnus left his hometown during the time when the steel industry as declining. He graduated with honor from Harvard University, with an economics degree. He was granted a scholarship to the Tuck School of Business in Dartmouth College, according to Tribune Chronicle.

He was a consultant to various global companies in the oil, gas, water, and power, chemical, automotive and industrial fields. As chief executive officer of Siemens, he was credited with spearheading the company's growth.

While in Siemens, Spiegel was already an advocate of science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM. His connection with Siemens enabled him to provide educational opportunities in these fields to students in his hometown.

The retired CEO of Siemens was the prime mover of the $440million worth of donation in kind to Youngstown State University. The company donated a state-of-the -art software for product life cycle management. The said donation benefited students taking courses in the fields of science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM), according to Youngstown State University.

The donation-in-kind from Siemens would be vital in preparing students for many jobs of the future such as robotics, computer-aided engineering, defense, and energy and automotive to name a few.

Siemens USA is part of the Siemens AG, a global firm that is recognized as the leading provider of Product Life Cycle Management software. By helping Youngstown State University acquire a PLM, Eric Spiegel looked forward to the university making full use of the software for the good of the students.

Even if he is retired already, Eric Spiegel promised to continue his active involvement in the progress of his hometown. With the help of Siemens, he is quite sure that his vision will be realized.

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