Munster Engineering Professor Appointed to Iron and Steel Technology Foundation Board

Chenn Zhou, Purdue Calumet professor of mechanical engineering and director of the university’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), has been appointed to the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation Board of Trustees.

Future Engineers from Local Schools Visit PUC & 3D Visualization Center

Alek Shmagranoff, Senior, PUC, demonstrates a 3D Virtual Blast Furnace in the CIVS Immersive Theater

Build a tower out of spaghetti and gumdrops? Then travel inside a 1000-degree furnace unscathed? These are just some of the highlights of the Engineering Open House on Saturday, November 12, 2011, hosted by the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and the Departments of Engineering. One hundred and twenty high school seniors and family members attended this open house, which immediately followed the View Purdue Calumet event. It was a day full of information, hands-on activities, and opportunities to meet university officials, faculty members, and current students.

CIVS Seminar on Virtual Prototyping – Friday, November 11

Ideas generation and product specification are key steps in the product development process, where new product features or product variations for different user segments are developed. Today users want products that can meet their functional requirements as well as their affective needs.

Purdue University Calumet Invites Public to October 21 Open House of Expanded Cutting-Edge Research Center

HAMMOND, Ind. — Since it opened in 2009, Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) has helped save companies more than $30 million in production and operating costs.

It has provided Purdue Calumet students experiential learning opportunities to apply textbook knowledge in real world ways. It also has served effectively as a laboratory for faculty and students to apply research that benefits local industry and advances northwest Indiana.

CIVS Research Improves Energy, Competitiveness, and Environment

AISI TRP_Research_Full Report_2010.tiff

The steel industry’s Technology Roadmap Program (TRP) was a collaborative R&D effort jointly supported by the steel industry and the United States Department of Energy (DOE). The TRP program was designed to develop new technologies to save energy, increase competitiveness, and improve the environment.