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CIVS Aids Push for STEM Education in Girls

July 21, 2014

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 ...

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Students Learn about Hunger in 3-D Designs

July 20, 2014

Taken from Post-Tribune, www.posttrib.suntimes.com. Written by Michael Gonzalez. Published July 19, 2014.

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 ...

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NIST Planning Committee to meet at CIVS

July 18, 2014

The NIST planning committee will meet at the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation on August 6th to refine goals and objectives for the consortium, identify and assess critical challenges in steel manufacturing, identify additional participants from the value chain, discuss and recommend focus group topics of projects, identify members for the Business and ...

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‘Canstruction’ students get help with design from CIVS

July 18, 2014

Taken from the NWI Times website, www.nwitimes.com. Written by Andrew Steele. Published July 17, 2014.

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 ...

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Grant Will Help Steel Industry See and Plan for Years to Come

July 16, 2014

Taken from the Smart Business website, www.sbnonline.com. Written by the Chenn Zhou. Published July 1, 2014.
Taken from the Smart Business Magazine. Written by the Chenn Zhou. Published July 1, 2014. [Opens in New ...

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CIVS Staff Wins Outstanding Poster Award

July 10, 2014

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, ...

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

July 3, 2014

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

July 2, 2014

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 ...

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Universities Announce Support for Canstruction Northwest Indiana

June 25, 2014

Article taken from LaPorteCountyLife.com, June 25 2014, written by staff writer, Lake Area United Way.

Lake Area United Way and United Way of Porter County are pleased to announce key support from Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central.

“We appreciate the financial commitment demonstrated by Chancellors Keon and Dworkin to the ...

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Franciscan, Purdue Cal Center Partner for Project

June 25, 2014

Article taken from The Times, June 25 2014, written by Vanessa Renderman, staff writer. 

When hospital officials wanted to show employees and the community what was happening beyond the construction barriers at the Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital Emergency Department in Dyer, they turned to a high-tech center in Hammond.

The Center for Innovation ...

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Zhou Featured Among Regional ‘Professionals to Watch’

June 24, 2014

Article taken from Purdue Calumet’s The Bridge Newsletter, June 19 2014.

Chenn Zhou, professor of mechanical engineering, director of the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, and associate vice chancellor for research and graduate studies, recently was featured among regional “Professionals to Watch” for her work in advancing CIVS.

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Professionals to Watch: Chenn Zhou

June 11, 2014

From blast furnaces to French poetry, CIVS Director Chenn Zhou and her team are looking at the world in a virtual and innovative way.

Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation is a research center that brings together education and application across a variety of fields and disciplines.

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Enhancement of Steel Industry Safety Training Through Visual Development

June 10, 2014

Article from the AIST Newsletter June 2014 Issue

Purdue University – Calumet

“Enhancement of Steel Industry Safety Training Through Incident Visualization Development”

John Moreland

This project involves developing an animated 3D visualization of a safety incident to be use for safety training. Two engineering undergraduates at Purdue university calumet, Jingsong Zhang and Songyuan Yang, have ...

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CIVS Hosts the Alliance for Regional Development Working Teams’ Quarterly Meeting

June 3, 2014

CIVS hosted the first quarterly follow-up working team meeting for the Alliance for Regional Development on June 3, 2014. The working teams presented their accomplishments and received feedback from Alliance management. CIVS contributes support for the alliance through CIVS Director Dr. Chenn Zhou and Business and Outreach Administrator Doreen Gonzalez-Gaboyan who serve on two of ...

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CIVS Hosts the Alliance for Regional Development

May 20, 2014

CIVS will host the Alliance for Regional Development on June 3, 2014 for one of their general meetings. CIVS contributes support for the alliance through CIVS, Director Dr. Chenn Zhou and Business and Outreach Administrator Doreen Gonzalez-Gaboyan who serve on two of the alliance’s committees.

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National News Highlights CIVS’ NIST Award for Steel Consortium

May 19, 2014

Purdue Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) last week received a $480,000 federal grant to launch a consortium that will benefit the steel industry. The two-year grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was announced May 8. Please see related stories below and click on link for additional details.

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CIVS Director, Invited Lecturer at 23rd Blast Furnace Ironmaking Course

May 19, 2014

CIVS Director, Dr. Chenn Zhou, was one of 24 invited to lecture at the 23rd Blast Furnace Ironmaking Course sponsored by the American Iron and Steel Institute held at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

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Purdue Calumet to Helm Steelmaking Research Group

May 17, 2014

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) – Researchers at Purdue University Calumet – a campus that’s near northwestern Indiana’s massive steel mills – have been chosen to lead a national consortium that will seek ways to make American steelmaking more advanced and efficient. The Hammond school’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation won a $480,000 grant from ...

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Student E-news @ AIST May Newsletter

May 15, 2014

A record total of 160 students from over 30 universities, representing 12 countries, attended AISTech 2014 in Indianapolis, Ind., USA, last week. Engineering students from a variety of educational disciplines attended the conference and were offered complimentary registration, individual travel grants of US$250, and paid session monitor positions.

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Purdue Today: Federal Grant to Support Purdue Calumet Center’s Steel Consortium

May 15, 2014

Purdue Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) last week received a $480,000 federal grant to launch a consortium that will benefit the steel industry.

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