Canstruction Students from Lake and Porter Counties Will Help Feed the Hungry

Tim Sanders showing one of the types of cans available for the Canstruction event.

VALPARAISO | A contest that inspires students in the learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and helps feed the hungry, kicked off Friday at Ivy Tech.

Canstruction Coach Training Session Held at CIVS


The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), in partnership with United Way of Lake and Porter Counties, held a training session for coaches of this year’s “Canstruction” competition. The coaches will lead teams of children to design and build themed structures using unopened cans of food, which will then be donated to local food pantries.

Arturo Saavedra Selected as One of Ten Nationwide

CIVS Undergraduate Research Assistant Arturo Saavedra has been selected as one of ten undergraduate students nationwide who will participate in a nine-week research program sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Arturo will experience the development of a research project from beginning to end and be mentored by PUC faculty. Article taken from the Portage…
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Purdue Cal’s New Steel Consortium Tackling Pilot Products

Purdue University Calumet Vice Chancellor for Advancement Daniel Hendricks welcomes visitors to the Center for Innovation Through Visualization and Simulation in 2011. The center is now home to a national steel consortium. PHOTO: Kyle Telechan, The Times

Article written by Joseph S. Pete, taken from the Times website published June 12th, 2015. [Opens in New Window] HAMMOND| A high-tech virtual reality laboratory at Purdue University Calumet is pursuing pilot research projects on behalf of U.S. steelmakers who are hoping for a technological edge in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Purdue Cal’s Center…
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