CIVS Students Win 4 Awards at 2015 Purdue Calumet Student Research Day


P4A1CIVS Students presented 26 undergraduate and graduate projects at the 2015 Purdue University Calumet Student Research Day. Four projects went on to win awards in both graduate and undergraduate poster and oral presentation categories as listed below.

  • 2nd Place Undergraduate Oral Presentation
    Nicole Bandy, Liyuan Gong – “Evaluation of 3D Printing Design and Process”

Student Successes – Richard Zakrzewski


P3A4CIVS Student, Richard Zakrzewski started school at Purdue University Calumet in 2011, and graduate with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in May, 2015.  In his junior year, Richard joined CIVS, working on Flood Modelling Simulation for an NSF project.   Later, he went on to work on a Geographic Information System (GIS) project, titled “Interactive GIS Tool for Regional Planning and Economic Development,” collaborating with the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) and the Alliance for Regional Development.  Richard recently presented his GIS work to Indiana Governor Mike Pence, during the Governor’s visit to CIVS.  Among other activities, Richard was also a member in the student chapter of ASCE, the American Society of Civil Engineers.  Recently, he was hired at the Indiana Department of Transportation Laporte District, as a Construction Manager in Training. 

Engineering Summer Camp


P3A245 area middle school and high school students visited CIVS on June 1 and June 8 as part of the 2015 Engineering Summer Camp hosted by Engineering Departments. The students were excited to learn about computer simulation and 3D visualizaton in the Immersive Theater, and did hands-on exercises. The students had hands-on experience to learn how to calculate flows, use head-mounted virtual reality devices, and prepare a model for 3D printing. The CIVS experience motivated students to pursue studies in STEM areas.

CIVS Engages High School Counselors

P3A1The Center of Workforce Innovations collaborated with CIVS to host the Northwest Indiana Counselor Day, held on April 17. During this event, counselors from schools all across Northwest Indiana visited CIVS. They were given an in-depth demonstration of many of the exciting projects and technologies and their impacts to industry, education, and society. This helps counselors guide students into STEM career paths for the critically needed workforce.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence Experiences 3D Simulation & Visualization at CIVS

Governor Pence
Indiana Governor Mike Pence visited Northwest Indiana on Thursday, June 4th. The governor said that he “was particularly impressed by CIVS… This is a great example of a great university campus, but also a campus that is lending great strength and collaboration to industry all across the region… These programs help assure the state’s future.”