Purdue Profiles: Chenn Zhou

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Growing up in a family of educators, Chenn Zhou dreamed of someday fulfilling a similar role. Now, as a professor of mechanical engineering, director for engineering outreach and director for the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) at Purdue Calumet, she does this on many levels and in many roles. Her focus as an educator, as a researcher and as an integral part of CIVS is to solve real-world problems. In each of her roles, Zhou does just that through leading, educating and collaborating with students, faculty, staff and members of external organizations and industries.

Purdue Calumet Delivers for U.S. Steel Canada

When the fuel-injection system of its blast furnace failed frequently, U.S. Steel Canada turned to Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation for help. As a result, the corporate steel giant avoided $8.5 million in projected annual expenses.

Purdue University Calumet Center Puts Research on Different Plane

HAMMOND | Even the ribbon cutting was done in the third dimension.

Purdue University Calumet Chancellor Thomas Keon wore 3-D glasses with about 75 audience members Friday morning and watched a simulation of scissors cutting a ribbon signifying the next stage in the growth of one of the university’s smart shops.

Inside Indiana Business Magazine, Highlights CIVS Research Center

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Published in Inside Indiana Business, October 12, 2011 (http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?id=50245) Courtesy of Purdue University Calumet   Purdue University Calumet has completed renovations to its Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation. The school is planning an open house next week to show off the nearly $3 million worth of improvements. The multi-disciplinary research center first opened…
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PUC Shows Off its Problem-Solving Skills

By Chelsea Schneider Kirk cschneider@post-trib.com Apr 7, 2011 10:17AM

A Purdue University Calumet center, specializing in 3-D visualization and simulation research methods, is hoping to expand its business partnerships. The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation helps businesses troubleshoot problems through the creation of virtual models and tools. The center was the subject of Wednesday’s Chancellor’s Breakfast at the college.