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.

CIVS Students Win Research Awards

Student Research Day 2015 All Winners

Eight CIVS students won awards for three research projects at this year’s Purdue University Calumet Student Research Day. 26 CIVS projects were presented in total by 49 students. Award winners were:

2nd Place Undergraduate Oral Presentation
Nicole Bandy, Liyuan Gong – “Evaluation of 3D Printing Design and Process”

3rd Place Undergraduate Oral Presentation
Xiang Liu, Yifan Wang, Xianrui Wang – “Design of a Virtual Power Plant Boiler Training Program”

3rd Place Graduate Poster Presentation
Qiuyi Wei, Majed Alhelal, Matt Cross – “Selective Catalytic Reduction Flow Model Analysis”

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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