Retirement Investment Planning – Finance Educational Visualization and Interactive Tool

3D animation scene design of learning retirement planning concepts

THE PROBLEM People are living longer lives due to improvements in technology, medicine and quality of life. As time goes on, this trend is expected to continue. The government cannot afford the increasing cost of retirement and this need to be taken into account when planning for the future. There are two key issues faced…
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READY NWI Career Camp

A student sits in front of her computer which is displaying the 3D objects she created using a 3D modeling software.

Many professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related career fields in Northwest Indiana will be retiring in the near future creating a large employment gap that would jeopardize the region’s economic strength. Ready NWI and the Works Council of Northwest Indiana have created the READY NWI Career Camp in order to raise awareness about STEM-related career fields and help students understand the steps they will need to take in order to reach those careers in the region.

Plato’s Crito

Fig. 1. Twelve questions about Crito and the laws

Plato’s dialogues about the trial and death of Socrates provide important insights into the Ancient Greek foundations of western philosophy. In the Apology, Plato sets out Socrates defense against the charges that he corrupted the youth of Athens and did not believe in the Gods of that city state. Socrates is tried, convicted and sentenced to death.


3D visualization of a structure made of cans to look like the logo of superhero Green Lantern.

To fight hunger within the local region, United Way created an educational experience where students build structures purely out of canned food. Previously, students would start with sketch paper and colored pencils to create a drawing for the structure. This drawing would be given to CIVS to create a 3D model to show how the structure would look in real life. This method worked initially but had unexpected issues during the building event such as structures falling, cans not stacking properly, and not meeting certain criteria participate in the National Competition level.

Digital Humanities: Simulation for Global Leadership

Another image from the simulation showing business people sitting at a table in conference room.

Global Leadership has become a flourishing topic in the behavioral sciences and in the business environment in modern times. With a globalized society and the use of international transactions becoming a routine for large companies, the need for leaders that know how to influence and inspire different people from different cultures has become indispensable. Virtual training environments are the fastest and safest way to prepare the global leaders of tomorrow.