Most Influential Over 50: NWI Business Quarterly Magazine

Most Influential

Chenn ZhouDr. Chenn Zhou was recognized in Retirement Living Magazine for her many contributions to innovation and technology for the Northwest Indiana region. She was honored as an “outstanding example of inspirational leadership, innovation, and service to others and the region.” The article highlighted a few of her many accomplishments such as winning the Chanute Prize for Team Innovation, a Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana award. Click here for full article.

Innovative Game Teaches Distributive Justice to Hammond High School Students


On December 5th, 2014, a  group of over 80 students from nearby Hammond High School visited CIVS and took part in a unique and innovative classroom gaming experience focused on applying college-level concepts of distributive justice to real events in American history. Students worked together to make decisions on how to rectify the adverse effects of plutonium production during the Cold War, and in doing so sparked passionate and intelligent discussions on how best to distribute benefits and burdens in a society.

Boy Scouts Learn About CIVS Technologies

Boy Scouts

Boy ScoutsBoy Scout Troop 276 from Lansing, Illinois visit CIVS on January 13 as part of a technology related badge. The troop learned about Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Simulation, and 3D Printing at the Center’s Immersive theater. The scouts were later quizzed about what they learned and were rewarded with 3D printed CIVS mementos.

Student Successes – Jiaxin Hu

Jiaxin Hu

Jiaxin HuJiaxin Hu began working with CIVS through his Senior Design Project “Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) of condenser loop at NiSource Bailey Station” which helped NiSource predict the potential issues which caused an unfilled condenser. He then continued as a graduate research assistant at CIVS and worked on applied research projects including “CFD Study of Unit 18 FGD Inlet Duct” which was awarded 1st place in the 2012 Purdue Calumet Student Research Day.

CIVS Research Paper Featured in AIST Publication

Iron and Steel Tech

Iron and Steel Tech

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) was one of six papers to be featured in the December 2014 edition of Iron & Steel Technology. The paper used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to study the relationship between iron ore reducibility, coke reactivity, and blast furnace operations.  The paper’s findings will help the iron and steel industry better understand the processes involved in the blast furnace and the effects that the different components have on those processes.