CIVS Students Win in Student Research Days

1st Place

Undergraduate Oral

Joann Holmen, Nan Yan, Fan Zhang Correspondences: Translating Senses from Poetry to Virtual Reality

1st Place

Graduate Poster

Site Guo Virtual Reality System for Solute Transport in Groundwater

3rd Place

Undergraduate Poster

Xianyu Wu, Tianyu Meng Simulation and Virtual Reality Visualization of a Steel Casting Ladle

3rd Place

Undergraduate Oral

Xiaoxi Lou, Cong Zhao CFD Modeling of an Industrial Boiler


Some 194 Purdue University Calumet students will present their research projects during Student Research Days Thursday (3/31) and Friday (4/1) in the Student Union & Library.

This event, open to all Purdue Calumet students, focuses on student research opportunities conducted with faculty mentors on campus.

Presentation viewing is open to the public and will feature 126 student projects from all six academic schools of study at Purdue Calumet. Presentation of the projects consists of a written summary and an oral or poster display.

“Student Research Days aim to promote a culture of research activities beyond the classroom,” Purdue Calumet Professor and Director of Student Research Jin Lu said. “We are glad to see increasing participation over the past few years in student research, which constitutes an integral component of the experiential learning initiative at Purdue Calumet.”

Student Research Days projects are evaluated by faculty judges selected by the Purdue Calumet Research Board based on a written summary and the presentation. Three awards will be presented for each of the following categories: Graduate Oral, Graduate Poster, Undergraduate Oral and Undergraduate Poster.  First, second and third place winners will be awarded $400, $250 and $100, respectively.

Titles of School of Nursing student research projects include: “A Tool for Preventing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections” and “To Prevent, You Must Implement! Pressure Ulcer Prevention.”

Among School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences student projects are: “The Role of Alcohol in the Sexual Satisfaction of Young Adults: A Link between Attachment and Commitment?” and “The Intergenerational Transmission of Marital Expectations and Subsequent Relationship Satisfaction.”

Student projects from the School of Education include “Teacher’s Perspectives.” From the School of Management, students will research on such topics as “Efficiency of Lake County Government” and “The Rise of Plagiarism on College Campuses over the Past 10 Years.”

Projects from the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science include “Data Mining in Water Quality” and “Drilling Rig Mast Structure Analysis.” School of Technology students will present such projects as “Supply Chain Management for a Steak Served in a Restaurant” and “Oxygen Diffusion through Concrete by Electrochemical Methods.”

Purdue University Calumet students stand with professor Chenn Zhou at Student Research Days