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.”

Nursing Interactive Training Simulator

Nursing Virtual Training

A new protocol is being implemented at a Northwest Indiana Hospital to identify risk for sepsis. To help train their nurses on how to use the protocol, an interactive virtual training module has been developed collaboratively by students from Purdue Calumet Nursing, and the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation.