CIVS Provides STEM Labs for Local High School Students

Students from the Hammond Academy for Science and Technology learning about three dimensional printing.

HAST students learn about 3D printing.

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) began working with local students from the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology (HAST) today. CIVS is working with the high school through Project Lead the Way to provide opportunities for the students to experience visualization and simulation technologies at the Center.  Through this collaboration,  students will acquire real world experience in the fields of engineering and technology.

Project Lead the Way is a program which provides rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S. The students will work in CIVS twice a week throughout the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. In this program, students will work in teams lead by CIVS graduate research assistants to design and develop solutions to technical problems.  The students will be working on these specific projects; Creation of Virtual Hammond, Development of A Comprehensive Virtual Training Package For Power Plant Boiler, Integration of 3D Printing and Virtual Engineering for Industrial Processes, and Serious Game Development for Wind Energy Education.