‘Canstruction’ students get help with design from CIVS

Summer Molitor, center, 11, and Kennedy Silberhorn, left, 10, from the Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Lake view a 3-D computer model of their structure to be built entirely out of canned food during the Superheros Against Hunger Canstruction event at Purdue University Calumet's Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation in Hammond. At the end of the event, all food will be donated to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

Taken from the NWI Times website, www.nwitimes.com. Written by Andrew Steele. Published July 17, 2014. [Opens in New Window] HAMMOND | Middle schoolers from throughout Northwest Indiana have gathered at Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Visualization and Simulation to get a realistic look at the designs they’ve created for the “Canstruction” The project has the…
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Grant Will Help Steel Industry See and Plan for Years to Come

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Taken from the Smart Business website, www.sbnonline.com. Written by the Chenn Zhou. Published July 1, 2014. [Opens in New Window] Taken from the Smart Business Magazine. Written by the Chenn Zhou. Published July 1, 2014. [Opens in New Window] No one has ever seen how iron ore is turned into liquid metal inside a blast…
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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.

CIVS partners with Lake Area and Porter County United Way on “Canstruction” project

CIVS is working with Lake Area and Porter County United Way to help teams of kids utilize advanced 3D technologies to design and visualize a variety of super-hero themed structures that will be built entirely out of full cans of food. The designs will be built at a Canstruction® event to be held at Southlake Mall…
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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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