PUC Engineering Graduate Student Wins Steel Industry Video Prize

CIVS Graduate Student Alrazy Sonet standing next to his research poster at student research day this past spring.

Article taken from the NWI Times website, published August 27th, 2015. [Opens in New Window] A video presentation created by a Purdue University Calumet engineering graduate student and research assistant at the university’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation earned the grand prize at a recent international conference. The student, Alrazy Sonet, of Bangladesh,…
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Steel Consortium Eager to Grow and Contribute to Improved Competitiveness

Article taken from the Purdue University Calumet website, published August 20th, 2015. [Opens in New Window] After a year of organizing and planning, the national Steel Manufacturing Simulation & Visualization Consortium, based in Northwest Indiana, is ready to move forward to help American steel producers compete more favorably worldwide.     Driving the consortium is Purdue…
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CIVS Facts & Impacts

CIVS’s multidisciplinary research projects are having substantial economic and intellectual impacts on
local and global communities as well as providing great research opportunities for Purdue Calumet
faculty and students. Following are highlights since 2009.

CIVS Hosts Career Camp to Teach and Motivate Northwest Indiana Students

P4A3CIVS partnered with READY NWI and the Works Council of Northwest Indiana to host a five-day camp for seventh through ninth graders to learn about careers in Northwest Indiana. Students took part in hands-on activities with advanced technology including 3D printing and virtual reality, as well as interactive 3D projects dealing with steel manufacturing, power generation and wind power. Students also interacted with industry professionals from Tri-State Automation, ArcelorMittal, IBEW, and NIPSCO. The companies made presentations, exchanged ideas and information with students and answered questions about careers in industry.

Korean Students Learn Research at CIVS

P4A2A group of four Korean undergraduates from Chonnam National University studied with CIVS for one month this summer, learning about simulation and visualization techniques. The students used computational fluid dynamics software to simulate chemical reactions taking place in a steel industry reheating furnace. They also used visualization software to interact with simulation results in virtual reality. Students also toured facilities at Tri-State Automation and took part in Purdue Calumet’s English Learning Program. The summer program was arranged by the Purdue Calumet Office of International Affairs. CIVS Director, Chenn Zhou, presented lectures in Korea this summer.