Quoted from the article Purdue Calumet 2011 year in review:
Innovation, visualization, hospitality and more
“Two cutting edge, academic and outreach campus facilities—the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and the Hospitality and Tourism Management Building, which houses the Purdue University Calumet White Lodging Center for Hospitality and Tourism Management—opened this fall.”
“The $2.7 million CIVS provides welcome expansion and increased capability from its previous campus home. Focusing on innovation, application and education, CIVS combines simulation and visualization technologies with high performance computing to solve challenging problems affecting business, industry and society.”
“The new, 6,300 square feet, multi-disciplinary research center, an expansion to the Powers Education Building, features simulation and visualization laboratories, an immersive theater for advance research projects and 3-D virtual classroom instruction. The facility allows users to immerse themselves in a virtual reality environment by using models that provide real world visualization and understanding of any structure, system or phenomenon being studied.”
“By applying CIVS resources, students learn experientially while assisting faculty and staff to help industries increase production, improve quality and reduce costs.”
Article courtesy of Purdue Calumet Insight Winter 2012 Online.