SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., March 17 ANSYS, Inc.(Nasdaq: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologiesdesigned to optimize product development processes, today announced it is asponsor of the Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibit at the Carnegie Museum ofNatural History in Pittsburgh. This is the first permanent exhibit in theworld to feature scientifically accurate, immersive environments that arecomposed of original fossil specimens. It is unique in that the dinosaurs areposed in active, engaging stances based on modern scientific conceptions,rather than the long-held notion of lumbering, tail-dragging, cold-blooded,lizard-like creatures.
ANSYS is sponsoring the dinosaur exhibit as part of its corporatecitizenship program. The Company honors a commitment to make "community" anarea of focus, a way for it to improve and enrich life in the locales whereemployees reside and work. ANSYS has a long history of making annualcontributions toward community resources, and the museum dinosaur exhibit isthe latest example. "We are pleased to be in a position to give back to ourcommunity," said Jim Cashman, president and CEO of ANSYS, Inc. "The museum isa source of pride for Pittsburgh, as it is the city's largest and most far-reaching cultural organization as well as a showcase and educationalexperience for the many people who come to visit." In celebration of thesponsor agreement, ANSYS hosted a "Night at the Museum" so its employees andtheir families could learn first-hand the significance of the exhibit.
"Dinosaurs in Their Time gives the museum's world-class fossil collectiona home worthy of its immense scientific importance," said Dr. Zhe-Xi Luo,acting co-director and associate director of science and research at theCarnegie Museum of Natural History. "It is through the generosity of companieslike ANSYS that we are able to create something truly unique, educational andinspiring. Everyone at the museum is proud that this world-class collection ofreal dinosaur fossils is now presented to the public in the most accurate andmost inspirational exhibit."
Of the 19 free-standing dinosaur skeletons on exhibit in Dinosaurs inTheir Time, 15 of them consist almost entirely of real fossil bones. Themuseum is home to one of the world's best fossil collections, including theworld's greatest collection of dinosaurs from the Jurassic Age.
About Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Carnegie Museum of Natural History is one of the six largest naturalhistory museums in the nation, with more than 20 million specimens from allareas of natural history and anthropology. It is heralded as one of the bestplaces in the world to see and learn about dinosaurs; the spectacular fossilcollection is largely credited to Andrew Carnegie's fascination with dinosaursnear the turn of the 20th century, which inspired him to financepaleontological digs in several western states for more than two decades. Themuseum promotes stewardship of earth and its life; builds strategiccollections to preserve evidence of that knowledge; and engages the public inthe excitement of scientific discovery about the evolutionary, environmentaland cultural processes that shape the diversity of our world and itsinhabitants.
About ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineeringsimulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designersacross a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the developmentof open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directlyon the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost-conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing andvalidation. The Company and its global network of channel partners providesales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg,Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 40 strategic