NI Offers Free Academic Resources CD for Engineering and Science Teachers

5/19/2004 - Engineering and science professors and teaching professionals now can use the free National Instruments Academic Resources CD to access tutorials, courseware and experiments for implementing measurement and automation products into their classrooms or laboratories.

The new NI Academic Resources CD features courseware, which includes modifiable lecture slides, instructor notes, lab write-ups for engineering students and virtual instrument programming solutions. The courseware includes an introduction to the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment and covers topics such as circuits, mechatronics and instrumentation. Select courseware is available in multiple languages including English, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Russian.

The Academic Resources CD also comes with experiments for several disciplines such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, biomedical engineering and chemical engineering. The individual experiment modules can supplement existing textbook and lecture materials. In addition, professors can take advantage of self-paced training courses for students with the CD’s interactive tutorials and archived Web seminars that encompass topics such as LabVIEW, data acquisition, machine vision and control design. The CD also contains a library of ASEE and IEEE papers that describe how professors and students have integrated LabVIEW in research and teaching applications.

Teaching professionals can request a free copy of the CD and explore the latest NI technology for academia at

About National Instruments
National Instruments ( is a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation – a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists approach measurement and automation. Leveraging the PC and its related technologies, virtual instrumentation increases productivity and lowers costs through easy-to-integrate software, such as the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, and modular hardware, such as PXI modules for data acquisition, instrument control and machine vision. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,100 employees and direct operations in 40 countries. In 2003, the company sold products to more than 25,000 companies in 90 countries. For the past five years, FORTUNE magazine named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Readers may obtain investment information from the company’s investor relations department by calling (512) 683-5090, by sending e-mail to or by visiting

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