|Published on:||April 8th, 2019|
|With:||Eric Miller, Ted Harris, Tom Chadwick, Sina Ghods, & Alex Grishin|
In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by PADT’s Ted Harris, Tom Chadwick, Sina Ghods, and Alex Grishin, for a round-table discussion on their experience and history with simulation, including what has changed since they started using it and what they’re most impressed and excited by, followed by some prediction and discussion on what the future may hold for the world of numerical simulation.
Thank you again for those of you who have made the past 25 years something to remember, and to those of you who have come to know PADT more recently, we look forward to what the next 25 will bring.
If you have any questions, comments, or would like to suggest a topic for the next episode, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org we would love to hear from you!
It is not often that 350+ people get together in a parking lot to talk about Engineering, bouncy houses, economic development, and eat Bar-B-Que. On March 21st, all three of those things and more happened at PADT’s party to celebrate our 25th anniversary. What a fantastic crowd. What a great roster of speakers. We could not have asked for better people to come to our event.
We want to offer special thanks to those twelve speakers:
The highlight of the event were four student teams that PADT supports in one way or another. Lego robots, 3D Printed prosthetic hands, FIRST Robots, and a formula SAE car were on display and were very popular. Every time we have these teams come and show their stuff, we are reminded that the future does have hope. We also hope that at the 30th, 35th, and 40th anniversary celebrations some of those students will be wearing PADT shirts.
For fun there were two bouncy houses, face painting, temporary tattoos, and two cornhole sets. And as always, PADT’s 3D Printing demo room was open for everyone to see the cool things our customers and we are printing every day.
The best part of the whole day was simply thanking our employees and customers for 25 Fantastic years. Please enjoy some images from the event below.
As always, if you have any questions or want to know more about PADT, simply contact us.
It has been an incredible journey with so many people playing key roles.
Please read our thoughts on this momentous event in the press release below.
You can help us celebrate by coming to our party! Learn more at www.padtinc.com/padt25.
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How do you turn a political defeat into a big win, you look at your options, decide where you want to go, and you do it. That is what a group of valley visionaries did in the early 1980’s when the state decided that only the University of Arizona could should have an agriculture program. That left Arizona State University with a large working farm that needed to be taken down. They could have sold the land for quick profit. But instead they looked at options that would provide the most long-term benefit to the school, the state, and the local community.
The result, thirty years ago, was the ASU Research Park. Located just west of the 101 Loop between Warner and Elliot roads, the Park is now a vibrant and thriving hot-spot of technical innovation and realization. This is not an incubator where people try to be successful in technology, this is where people who are successful with technology come to get stuff done.
PADT is pleased to own a building in the Park, the PADT Innovation Center, where our headquarters are located along with three other business that lease space from us. We have found the park to be a supportive place, centrally located, with great facilities for our employees.
The event was marked with a breakfast gathering of tenants, Tempe officials, Park board members, and representatives from ASU. Dr. Michael Crow, the President of ASU gave a great speech on how the park in particular helped move ASU towards being a true research university. He stressed that unlike in most places, ASU didn’t plan and study and move slowly. They wanted to become a research university and if you want to be a research university, you need a research park. So they built a research park, and in the end, a very successful one.
Some interesting facts about the park:
The mayor of Tempe, Mark Mitchel, was also on hand to share with the audience the strong impact that the park and ASU have had on the city and how the ASU Research Park is a true university-city initiative. In fact, Mr. Mitchel’s father, Harry Mitchel, was the mayor of Tempe thirty years ago and was one of the visionaries that helped make the park happen.
This aerial view, taken a few months ago, shows the new GoDaddy tech center being built in the lower right hand corner. The PADT innovation center is the upside-down check mark in the upper right corner. PADT customers ViaSat and Amkor are both starting construction in the park right now.
To learn more, read the official press release: ASU Research Park Celebrates 30 Years – Press Release, or visit the park’s website: asuresearchpark.com.
What would you like to share with the world about PADT? A story? An observation? Even a criticism. We want to know what people think about this company with the funny FLA name.
Please leave your thoughts in the comments below, we can’t wait to hear from everyone.
This is the first of many blog/social media posts that we will be sending out as we reflect and celebrate the past 20 years. All will be tagged with #padt20.