CIVS Visits Wrigley to Create 3D Facility Model


CIVS students and staff visited the Wrigley Engineering Technology Center in Chicago, IL to have discussions and collect data for an upcoming project to create 3D models and flythrough animations of a planned facility including gum making line, warehouse, and offices.

CIVS hosts NIST planning committee meeting

Group photo of the NIST planning committee members

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation hosted the NIST Planning Committee meeting Wednesday. 25 industry leaders and CIVS staff met to discuss the major tasks, goals, expected outcomes, and timelines for the creation of the Advanced Simulation and Visualization for Steel Optimization Consortium. The committee identified potential members, discussed ideas for organizational structures,…
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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.

CIVS Aids Push for STEM Education in Girls

Two girls from Munster Mints pose as Mike Wang scanned their images into the computer

CIVS hosted the Munster Mints service unit to encourage STEM participation by demonstrating how advanced technologies can help solve real-world problems as a part of Munster Mints Day Camp along with Purdue University Calumet on July 21. There was be 4 groups of 18 to 25 girls, grades 4 through 8 visiting CIVS throughout the day. Each group of girl scouts participated in a 3D Immersive theater presentation, a 3D scanning and printing demonstration and had a chance to experience Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality via Google Glasses and Oculus Rift.

Students Learn about Hunger in 3-D Designs

Taken from Post-Tribune, Written by Michael Gonzalez. Published July 19, 2014. [Opens in New Window] HAMMOND — With a remote control in hand, Jack Moreland made the seven-foot, three-dimensional structure of food cans and boxes twirl and drop, expand and contract, even taking a viewer through the structure. “We can see what it will…
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