Metal Bulletin Article: Collaborating for the Common Good

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The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) was featured in an article in the June 2015 issue of Metal Bulletin Magazine (pg. 58-63). The article is titled “Collaborating for the Common Good” and highlights the Steel Manufacturing Visualization and Simulation Consortium.

Canstruction Students from Lake and Porter Counties Will Help Feed the Hungry

Tim Sanders showing one of the types of cans available for the Canstruction event.

VALPARAISO | A contest that inspires students in the learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and helps feed the hungry, kicked off Friday at Ivy Tech.

Canstruction Coach Training Session Held at CIVS


The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), in partnership with United Way of Lake and Porter Counties, held a training session for coaches of this year’s “Canstruction” competition. The coaches will lead teams of children to design and build themed structures using unopened cans of food, which will then be donated to local food pantries.

Nationwide Undergraduate Students Experience CIVS Technologies Undergraduates Grant


P4A310 undergraduate students from across the country visited CIVS as part of an NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) project. The students learned about Simulation and Visualization tools used for advanced research. CIVS is part of the grant lead by principal investigator Dr. Grace Yang and Co-PI Dr. Besma Smida. The objective of the REU program is to inspire students of underrepresented minorities and/or from institutions with limited research opportunities to pursue advanced education and professional careers in computer and information science and engineering.

CIVS Administrative Assistant Wins Award


P4A2CIVS is very proud to congratulate Linda Robinson for receiving the 2015 Outstanding Operations Technical Employee of the Year. The award was presented at Purdue Calumet’s annual Faculty and Staff service recognition luncheon held on April 24. Linda has served as Administrative Assistant at CIVS since 2010. She is a campus leader, currently serving as vice chair of APSAC (Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee) and serving on the University’s unification committee. She will receive a plaque, a parking space, and a monetary award.  An excerpt from her nomination: “Linda is thoughtful, hardworking, and very deserving of this award. She constantly shows motivation and a strong will to help CIVS and the university succeed in our missions.”