Most Influential Over 50: Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine

TECHNOLOGY Dr. Chenn Zhou

(Excerpt of an article in the Retirement Living, Winter-Spring 2015, Pages 14-19, Written by Jane Bokun) [Opens in New Window] Purdue Calumet’s Dr. Chenn Zhou is among those honored as outstanding examples of inspirational leadership, innovation and service to others and the region. Dr. Chenn Zhou, of Purdue University Calumet, heads up the Center for…
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CIVS Applying $480,000 Federal Grant to Benefit Steel Industry

Dr. Chenn Zhou presenting at steel workshop held at CIVS on December 2, 2014

To gain greater insights about how United States steel mills can become more competitive and efficient, Purdue Calumet’s CIVS hosted an information-gathering workshop and planning session Tuesday (12/2) on campus for steel industry insiders.

Purdue Calumet CIVS Hosting Simulated Learning Experience for Hammond High Students

Some 85 Hammond High School students and their teachers are coming to Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) Friday (12/5) to participate in a simulated learning experience designed to advance insights about distributive justice.

Steelmakers Look to Purdue Cal for Innovation

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Foreign steelmakers have advantages like cheap labor, government subsidies and newer mills that weren’t built at least a half century ago.

They have gained ground, capturing 28 percent of market share in the United States so far this year, up from 24 percent last year. But the American steel industry innovates.

A national research project at Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, or CIVS, aims to give U.S. steelmakers a technological advantage in an increasingly glutted global market that some say has 500 million tons of overcapacity.

Griffith Students Partner with PUC to Create Video Games

CIVS researcher Lucas Phillips demonstrates how to use a 3D printer to the high school students.

“Imagine a high school class where students get credit for playing video games all hour,” Griffith High School math teacher Marilyn Brunk said.

It’s not imagination anymore. It’s happening.