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.

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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