CIVS Student Wins Steel Video Competition

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation graduate student Alrazy Sonet won the $3,000 Grand Prize from the Association for Iron & Steel Technology Foundation “Real Steel” Video Challenge for his video submission titled “Steel: Backbone of the Universe”. Watch the Video.

Brain Visualization Featured on NPR program

A visualization produced in collaboration with CIVS was used in a Science Friday educational video produced by national public radio (NPR). The segment, titled “Face Time”, helps explain how the human brain makes judgements about people by their faces. The featured visualization, titled “Brain Optic Nerve Impulses”, was created by senior design students under guidance from Professors…
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NWI Becoming an Economic Powerhouse

Tim Boyle and P.Scott Bening wearing suits and hard hats in the new Portage plant.

Good morning, Northwest Indiana!

2020 will be another exciting year in Northwest Indiana’s journey to once again become an economic powerhouse, only this time the powerhouse won’t be built at the expense of clean air, clean water, and clean earth. It will be built on the creativity, energy, insights and education of its citizens. People will have renewed respect for not only the environment, but also our diverse people and the value each and every one of us bring to our Region every day.

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.