CIVS Aids Push for STEM Education in Girls

Two girls from Munster Mints pose as Mike Wang scanned their images into the computer

CIVS hosted the Munster Mints service unit to encourage STEM participation by demonstrating how advanced technologies can help solve real-world problems as a part of Munster Mints Day Camp along with Purdue University Calumet on July 21. There was be 4 groups of 18 to 25 girls, grades 4 through 8 visiting CIVS throughout the day. Each group of girl scouts participated in a 3D Immersive theater presentation, a 3D scanning and printing demonstration and had a chance to experience Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality via Google Glasses and Oculus Rift.

‘Canstruction’ students get help with design from CIVS

Summer Molitor, center, 11, and Kennedy Silberhorn, left, 10, from the Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Lake view a 3-D computer model of their structure to be built entirely out of canned food during the Superheros Against Hunger Canstruction event at Purdue University Calumet's Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation in Hammond. At the end of the event, all food will be donated to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

Taken from the NWI Times website, Written by Andrew Steele. Published July 17, 2014. [Opens in New Window] HAMMOND | Middle schoolers from throughout Northwest Indiana have gathered at Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Visualization and Simulation to get a realistic look at the designs they’ve created for the “Canstruction” The project has the…
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Grant Will Help Steel Industry See and Plan for Years to Come


Taken from the Smart Business website, Written by the Chenn Zhou. Published July 1, 2014. [Opens in New Window] Taken from the Smart Business Magazine. Written by the Chenn Zhou. Published July 1, 2014. [Opens in New Window] No one has ever seen how iron ore is turned into liquid metal inside a blast…
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CIVS Staff Wins Outstanding Poster Award

CIVS Director Chenn Zhou, Research Engineer Bin Wu, and Postdoctoral Researcher Armin Silaen were part of a team awarded the 2014 International Thermoelectric Society Outstanding Poster Award for their project titled Cost effective topping thermoelectric power generation on coal fired power plants at the 33rd International Conference on Thermoelectrics on July 6-10, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

St. Margaret ER

Realistic rendering of the waiting room

Franciscan St. Margaret Health is one of the largest hospitals in Northwest region, where a newly designed emergency room is being constructed to replace the existing ER. During construction, a display will be viewable on site to provide the public with imagery showing what the finished facility will look like. Using architectural drawings and photos of existing equipment, a 3D model of the emergency room and equipment was created and used to generate an animated walk-through of the new space.