CIVS Facts and Impacts

CIVS’s multidisciplinary research projects are having substantial economic and intellectual impacts on
local and global communities as well as providing great research opportunities for Purdue Calumet
faculty and students. Following are highlights since 2009.

Civil Engineering Professor Researches Groundwater with CIVS

Chandramouli Viswanathan

Chandramouli ViswanathanDr. Chandramouli Viswanathan has been collaborating with CIVS for his groundwater related civil engineering research since the Center was founded in 2009. Combining hydrology simulations of groundwater contamination and flooding data with interactive and immersive technologies at CIVS, the research has resulted in multiple innovative 3D educational modules. The current collaboration is creating a tool to examine effects of contamination in the event of an underground fuel pipeline failure.

CIVS and Purdue Calumet featured in Canstruction Video

During Summer 2014, CIVS and Purdue University Calumet worked with United Way, Congressman Pete Visclosky, and the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to host a “Canstruction” event, which involved a competition between groups of area youth to build 7-foot structures out of canned goods, which were later donated to the Food Bank. CIVS taught kids about 3D…
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Purdue Calumet Fosters Innovation Through Real-World Experience

CIVS Director, Chenn Zhou

Article written by Ebony Chappel, published online at http://www.indianaminoritybusinessmagazine.com on October 24, 2014 [Opens in New Window] The vast, complex field of energy consists not only of those who produce it, but also of those who consume and are responsible for the creation and maintenance of suitable methods and conduits through which consumers receive it….
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Most Influential Over 50: Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine

TECHNOLOGY Dr. Chenn Zhou

(Excerpt of an article in the Retirement Living, Winter-Spring 2015, Pages 14-19, Written by Jane Bokun) [Opens in New Window] Purdue Calumet’s Dr. Chenn Zhou is among those honored as outstanding examples of inspirational leadership, innovation and service to others and the region. Dr. Chenn Zhou, of Purdue University Calumet, heads up the Center for…
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