CIVS Tour Part of READY NWI Initiative to Increase CTE Awareness

In April Northwest Indiana educators toured Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation Through Visualization and Simulation as part of READY NWI and Region 1 Works Council’s ongoing initiative to increase Career and Technical Education (CTE) awareness.

Twenty eight educators and guidance counselors toured CIVS to gain a better understanding of how the center’s technology and resources are being used to offer new possibilities for education and training leading to possible career paths. “It is amazing to see the work that students are doing in the CIVS center, “said Lindsay Hudak, an Instructional Specialist at Tri-Creek School Corporation. “CIVS opens up opportunities for students to establish strong partnerships with companies where their own project design becomes a reality that leads to an economic benefit for the company.”

CIVS Aids NWI Counselors

CIVS student Neftali Arteaga demonstrates the Oculus Rift to an educator.

HAMMOND | Educators from across Northwest Indiana on Friday donned 3-D glasses at Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation Through Visualization and Simulation as they peered at images of a U.S. Steel Virtual Blast Furnace.

Gary Wirt-Emerson Principal Adrian Richie said this is the industry of the future. These are the kinds of jobs our students will be looking at in the future in Northwest Indiana, he said.

U. S. Steel Ironmakers Visit CIVS

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation helped train engineers, technicians, and operators from the steel industry as a part of the annual U. S. Steel Ironmaking Academy Wednesday. The trainees were exposed to models and simulations of many different facets of the blast furnace including the shaft, pulverized coal injection, the hearth, and the…
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PUC Hosts Simulated Learning Experience for Hammond Students

Article written by Times Staff and published December 31, 2014 on The Times website. [Opens in New Window] HAMMOND | Some 85 Hammond High School students and their teachers visited Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) earlier this month to participate in a simulated learning experience designed to advance insights…
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Hammond High AP Students Explore Nuclear Power

A wide lens shot of the Immersive Theater at the center for innovation showing Chancellor Emeritus Howard Cohen presenting the Distributive Justice project to 19 AP students from Hammond High.

Article written by Lu Ann Franklin, Times Correspondent, and published January 2, 2015 on The Times website. [Opens in New Window] HAMMOND | The dawn of the Atomic Age in the 1940s unleashed a power that could be used to destroy and create. More than 80 Hammond High School students in Advanced Placement English and…
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