Tweens ‘Canstruct’ Superhero Structures

Students gather in the atrium of Ivy Tech Community College in Valparaiso Friday as they prepare for Canstruction Design Camp. Lake Area United Way and United Way of Porter County in cooperation with U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky came together to host a Superheroes Against Hunger "canstruction" competition. The competitors are middle school students from Lake and Porter counties, and will use the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to design and build structures made entirely out of canned food. Picture by John Luke, The Times

Article taken from NWI.com, July 2, 2014, written by Andrew Steele, Times Correspondent. About 120 middle-schoolers from Lake and Porter counties assembled Friday at Ivy Tech for a summer project that will test their math and science skills and help feed the hungry. The Superheroes Against Hunger “canstruction” competition is hosted by Lake Area United…
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Universities Announce Support for Canstruction Northwest Indiana

Article taken from LaPorteCountyLife.com, June 25 2014, written by staff writer, Lake Area United Way. Lake Area United Way and United Way of Porter County are pleased to announce key support from Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central. “We appreciate the financial commitment demonstrated by Chancellors Keon and Dworkin to the Canstruction project….
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Franciscan, Purdue Cal Center Partner for Project

Article taken from The Times, June 25 2014, written by Vanessa Renderman, staff writer.  When hospital officials wanted to show employees and the community what was happening beyond the construction barriers at the Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital Emergency Department in Dyer, they turned to a high-tech center in Hammond. The Center for Innovation Through…
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Zhou Featured Among Regional ‘Professionals to Watch’

Article taken from Purdue Calumet’s The Bridge Newsletter, June 19 2014. [Opens in New Window] Chenn Zhou, professor of mechanical engineering, director of the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, and associate vice chancellor for research and graduate studies, recently was featured among regional “Professionals to Watch” for her work in advancing CIVS. Zhou…
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National News Highlights CIVS’ NIST Award for Steel Consortium

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Purdue Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) last week received a $480,000 federal grant to launch a consortium that will benefit the steel industry. The two-year grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was announced May 8. Please see related stories below and click on link for additional details….
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