‘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, www.nwitimes.com. 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

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Taken from the Smart Business website, www.sbnonline.com. 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

Picture of award won at the ICT2014 PosterCompetition

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.

Professionals to Watch: Chenn Zhou

Portrait of CIVS Director Chenn Zhou

From blast furnaces to French poetry, CIVS Director Chenn Zhou and her team are looking at the world in a virtual and innovative way.

Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation is a research center that brings together education and application across a variety of fields and disciplines.