The Brains for Business – Campuses take the lead in encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship

Chenn Zhou, Ph. D., director of Purdue Calumet's CIVS standing in the Immersive Theater

Education and entrepreneurship. It’s a winning combination that’s only going to become more prominent in years to come. Institutions of higher education are teaching students the skills they need to start their own small businesses so they earn a livelihood or maybe even become millionaires (think Mark Zuckerberg). And more important, their innovations may make the world a better place. Universities are going way beyond the classroom experience. They’re paving the way for entrepreneurship with experiential learning, innovative programs, financial incentives and crucial support. Whether they help community members create low-tech businesses or engineer opportunities for faculty researchers to partner with students and launch high-tech, bioscience-related startups, it’s all important to the economic development of Northwest Indiana.

Grant Will Help Steel Industry See and Plan for Years to Come

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CIVS Staff Wins Outstanding Poster Award

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CIVS Director Chenn Zhou, Research Engineer Bin Wu, and Postdoctoral Researcher Armin Silaen were part of a team awarded the 2014 International Thermoelectric Society Outstanding Poster Award for their project titled Cost effective topping thermoelectric power generation on coal fired power plants at the 33rd International Conference on Thermoelectrics on July 6-10, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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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Purdue Calumet to Helm Steelmaking Research Group

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) – Researchers at Purdue University Calumet – a campus that’s near northwestern Indiana’s massive steel mills – have been chosen to lead a national consortium that will seek ways to make American steelmaking more advanced and efficient. The Hammond school’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation won a $480,000 grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology as seed money for the push.