Three international organizations recently visited CIVS to explore collaboration opportunities. They found out CIVS research capabilities through existing CIVS collaborators, CIVS publications, or CIVS website. During their visits, CIVS projects and technologies were demonstrated and ideals for potential collaborated projects were discussed in details. The delegates’ organizations included the Universidad Abierta Para Adultos in Santiago, Dominican Republic; Nippon Steel in Japan and the National School of Engineering in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Nippon Steel, Japan
A technical manager from Nippon Steel in Japan visited CIVS to discuss potential collaboration on blast furnace projects. Potential projects include the computational fluid dynamics simulations of blast furnace tuyeres, pulverized coal injection and natural gas co-injection, and the blast furnace hearth.
The National School of Engineering, Yaounde, Cameroon
The delegates of National School of Engineering(ENSP) visited to discuss collaborative ventures including establishing of a virtual reality visualization facility in Yaounde, Cameroon and developing virtual learning modules. They are also interested in sending senior or graduate students to Purdue University Calumet to conduct research projects at CIVS.
Universidad Abierta Para Adultos, Santiago, Dominican Republic
Universidad Abierta Para Adultos(UAPA) visited to create a framework for future collaborations, determine opportunities for MOOC’s with Integrated Virtual Learning in education for the Latin American markets, consider development of a 3+1 initiative with Latin America and the development of a Memorandum of Agreement between Purdue University Calumet’s CIVS, Purdue University’s Center for Global Urban Sustainability and UAPA.