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Altair Selects Two Engineering Students for Two-Year Paid Summer Internship Program

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Jennifer Korail
Airfoil Public Relations for Altair

Students will work with Altair’s HyperWorks and ProductDesign businesses to gain hands-on learning and employment opportunities

TROY, Mich., April 30, 2012 – Engineering students from universities in South Carolina and Utah have been selected as the latest participants in Altair Engineering’s paid, two-summer internship program. The initiative is part of Altair’s ongoing internship program that cycles new students into the organization annually to earn real-world experience.

Austin Culberson, a mechanical engineering student at Clemson University, and Pavel Yurevich, who is studying mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University, will be employed for three months this summer at Altair headquarters in Troy, Mich., working in the HyperWorks support organization with industry customers, project management teams, sales teams and several Altair business units. During the summer of 2013 they will work in Altair’s ProductDesign division, learning how computer simulation is applied to the design process, and how Altair ProductDesign combines its domain expertise and HyperWorks technology to develop innovative, minimum-weight design solutions.

Culberson is from Kingsport, Tenn., and Yurevich is a native of Minsk, Belarus, residing in Provo, Utah. They were chosen for the program after Altair conducted extensive resume reviews, telephone interviews and on-site campus interviews of finalist candidates. The students will work closely with experts throughout Altair, which is known globally for its high-tech CAE software and consulting services for engineering, computing and business analytics.

“This internship will provide me with real-world applications to my education through the use of modern technology, thus enabling me to be better prepared for the future of engineering,” said Culberson. “I look forward to learning Altair's world-class engineering modeling software and gaining experience from the company’s achievements with the military and defense sectors and then having the opportunity to combine my engineering knowledge with the software to see real engineering results.”

“With each interaction I've become more excited to be a part of Altair and its innovative culture,” said Yurevich. “It will be an eye-opening experience, during which I'll be able to use and evaluate what I've learned in the classroom, familiarize myself with all the current trends in engineering, and apply real-life experience to the theoretical knowledge gained through my regular coursework. The experience will allow me to learn not only how to work as an engineer, but also how engineering firms typically interact with their clients. This will help refine my interests in finite element analysis, composite materials and topology optimization, and will create a solid foundation for my future career. I am ready to experience the complexity and thrill of being an engineer and move from the idealistic conditions of a classroom to a focus on solving real world problems.”

Altair developed the summer internship program to acquaint students with the fundamentals of CAE, a rapidly expanding discipline required for creating simulations used in various industries for designing and perfecting everything from automobiles and airplanes to washing machines and golf clubs.

“Altair is thrilled to have Pavel and Austin on our teams for the next two summers,” said David Schmueser, Ph.D., Altair’s university business development manager-US. “America needs thousands of knowledgeable engineers to fill open positions with businesses and government agencies. Our goal is to help our interns gain valuable hands-on experience to foster their professional growth.”

After completing their internships, the students will be evaluated for possible fulltime employment at Altair or on site with one of Altair’s industry-leading customers or partners. The internship program complements Altair’s longstanding support for the educational community with programs that provide collaboration tools and access to the company’s technology and engineering expertise.

About HyperWorks
HyperWorks, a platform for innovation, is a comprehensive simulation solution for rapid design exploration and decision-making. HyperWorks provides a tightly integrated suite of best-in-class tools for all facets of the simulation process: modeling, analysis, optimization, visualization, reporting and collaborative knowledge management. Leveraging a revolutionary pay-per-usage licensing model, HyperWorks delivers maximum value and flexibility for customers worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.altairhyperworks.com. Join Altair and hundreds of other industry experts at the 2012 HyperWorks Technology Conference in Detroit May 15-17, 2012. Visit www.altairhtc.com/na for details.

About Altair ProductDesign
Altair ProductDesign is a global, multi-disciplinary product development consultancy of more than 500 designers, engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering Inc., this organization is best known for its market leadership in combining its engineering expertise with computer aided engineering (CAE) technology to deliver innovation and automate processes. Altair ProductDesign firmly advocates a user-centered, team-based design approach, and utilizes proprietary simulation and optimization technologies (such as Altair HyperWorks) to help clients bring innovative, profitable products to market on a tighter, more efficient time-scale. To learn more, please visit www.altairproductdesign.com and www.altairenlighten.com.

About Altair
Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held, with more than 1,500 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 26-year track record for high-end software and consulting services for engineering, high-performance computing and enterprise analytics, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, visit www.altair.com and www.simulatetoinnovate.com.

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