CIVS hosted NWI District 1 Homeland Security Information Sharing Working Group (ISWG) monthly meeting on February 7, 2014. Attending the meeting were over 25 emergency response leaders from across the state. During discussion, CIVS and ISWG identified several projects for collaboration that will support and enhance ISWG’s mission to provide essential emergency medical care and patient evacuation during times of natural or man-made disaster, or in time of a national security emergency.
Senior Design students being mentored by CIVS traveled to Crawfordsville, IN in February to visit a Nucor Sheet Mill Group plant.
The students are creating animated visualizations to improve safety training in the steel industry.
A total of 41 CIVS graduate and undergraduate students presented 25 projects at the Purdue University Calumet Student Research Day. Students made both oral and poster presentations on projects including industry sponsored research, virtual education development, and other simulation and visualization research.
CIVS partnered with Dr. Meg Rincker and Dr. Sue Misner from Purdue Calumet, and Katie Hughes from the Hughes Academy of Irish Dance to develop a virtual dance simulator that was used for 400 grade schoolers to teach an Irish Jig! The week-long physical education instruction was part of a pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of virtual, face-to-face, and hybrid instruction.
Reality University was a day-long conference targeted at local students in the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. The event took place at Purdue Calumet on February 7 and featured presentations of various pathways to college degrees. CIVS designed and hosted a game which exposed students to the rewards of college education as related to career choice.