Seminar Offers Students Peek at Engineering Career

High school students excitedly discussing what they are experiencing on the screen.

About 200 students from the region learned about careers in the local steel industry during a high school engineering seminar Thursday at Purdue University Calumet.

5th Annual AIST Midwest Chapter High School Engineering Seminar

AIST MC HS Seminar Group Photo

The fifth year of the AIST Midwest Chapter High School Engineering Seminar was held on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at Purdue University Calumet. Fifteen high schools attended; 200 students and 17 faculty members. The following High Schools were in attendance: Chesterton, Crown Point, East Chicago Central, Gavit, Griffith, Hammond, Hammond Academy of Science & Technology, Highland, Hobart, Lake Central, Lowell, Marquette, Morton, Munster, and Valparaiso.

CIVS Seminar on Virtual Prototyping – Friday, November 11

Ideas generation and product specification are key steps in the product development process, where new product features or product variations for different user segments are developed. Today users want products that can meet their functional requirements as well as their affective needs.

Guest Speaker: Simulation-Helping Shape Future Caterpillar Products

Synopsis: Virtual Product Development is a critical ingredient in delivering high value products to Caterpillar customers. This keynote talk will provide a snapshot of the current role simulation plays at Caterpillar, and provide a glimpse into the future.

Tools for (Social) Network Analysis Visualization

This seminar will discuss social network analysis as a research methodology that is used in a wide variety of fields from public health, from information technology, to librarianship, to management, and engineering. Based on theory from both mathematics and sociology; social network analysis is used to understand the relations people and organizations have with each other and how those relationships affect the participants, organizations, and society at large.