Descartes’ Meditations

Light Stages

This project presents the structure of Renee Descartes’ thinking in the Meditations in the form of a video game that takes students through a maze. The goal is to stay on the path of Descartes’ argument without wandering off down the paths of either empiricism or scholasticism. The game has 20 “gates” or choice points where students must select the successive steps in Descartes’ thinking.

CIVS Facts & 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.

Descartes Meditations

This work is currently in development. For permission to use these simulations in educational settings send a request by email to:hcohen@purduecal.eduPassword-protected versions of this application may be downloaded here:DescartesMeditations.zip (Windows – 53mb)DescartesMeditations_OSX.zip (Mac – 49mb)

CIVS Administrative Assistant Wins Award

Linda Robinson

CIVS 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.

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. Through her efforts and leadership in CIVS, APSAC, and on the unification committee, she helps us shine and inspires others to do the same.”