Learn about simulation technology at business seminar July 28

How to apply simulation and virtual reality techniques to business models is the focus of a free business seminar at Purdue University Calumet Wednesday, July 28.

The 50-minute seminar will be held at 11 a.m. in the university’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), Powers Computer Education Building 108. The program is especially intended for professionals in industries of engineering, biomedical science, health care, social sciences and education, according to Purdue Calumet CIVS Outreach Administrator Doreen Gonzalez-Gaboyan.

Jerry Duncan, manager of University Research & Development Relations at the John Deere Moline Technology Innovation Center, will discuss the use of simulation techniques with 3D visualization and virtual reality technology in the practice of manufacturing at Deere & Company. Duncan will cover how this technology has grown and changed over the past 20 years.

“John Deere is an excellent example of a company that utilizes virtual reality technologies to benefit its business through industrial-university collaborations,” Purdue Calumet Professor and Director of the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation Chenn Zhou said. “This is also a great opportunity to visit the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation at Purdue Calumet, where other 3D, virtual reality examples of collaborated projects between CIVS and local industries can be demonstrated after the seminar.”

Due to limited seating, prospective attendees are asked to RSVP by July 26 by phoning 219/989-2765 or e-mailing civs@calumet.purdue.edu.