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UMD receives $750 million in software

UMD receives $750 million in software

The University of Maryland, College Park plans to announce Tuesday the receipt of a software grant valued at $750 million from a division of Siemens Corp. — the largest donation of its kind for both the electrical engineering giant and the state's flagship university.

The software — used for product design, manufacturing and management — has already helped NASA develop the Mars rover "Curiosity" and helped the Callaway Golf Co. improve its clubs. At the university, it will enhance school entries in racing and robotics competitions, but also give engineering students and staff the streamlined ability to create the machines they dream up, some of which could save...