CIVS Showcases HAST Student Work for Project Lead the Way

HAST_CIVSThe Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) at Purdue University Calumet will showcase Hammond Academy of Science and Technology (HAST) student projects for Project Lead the Way on April 29, 2014.

HAST students have been working with CIVS graduate students for a year on engineering projects giving students hands-on learning experiences through the use of CIVS technology and 3D facilities. Projects include, “Virtual Downtown Hammond”, “Simulation, Modeling, and Visualization of an Industrial Boiler”, “Educational Wind Energy Game App” and “3D Printing Techniques”.

Dr. Sean Egan, Principal at HAST, commented “students love the program, the independence and content of the projects. Because of this collaboration HAST has experienced an increase in students applying at PUC and other universities.” 

“In response to a project goal of increasing student passion for science and technology,” Purdue Calumet Professor and CIVS Director Chenn Zhou said, “We are pleased with the outcomes, and we look forward to future collaboration with HAST.”

David Castillo, a HAST student talks with Mark McLaughlin, Chief of Staff  for City of Hammond about his Virtual Downtown Hammond project which will be presented on April 29th at CIVS

David Castillo, a HAST student talks with Mark McLaughlin, Chief of Staff for City of Hammond about his Virtual Downtown Hammond project which will be presented on April 29th at CIVS