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Most Influential Over 50: Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine

December 14, 2014

(Excerpt of an article in the Retirement Living, Winter-Spring 2015, Pages 14-19, Written by Jane Bokun)

Purdue Calumet’s Dr. Chenn Zhou is among those honored as outstanding examples of inspirational leadership, innovation and service to others and the region.

Dr. Chenn Zhou, of Purdue University ...

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CIVS Applying $480,000 Federal Grant to Benefit Steel Industry

December 10, 2014

To gain greater insights about how United States steel mills can become more competitive and efficient, Purdue Calumet’s CIVS hosted an information-gathering workshop and planning session Tuesday (12/2) on campus for steel industry insiders.

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Purdue Calumet CIVS Hosting Simulated Learning Experience for Hammond High Students

December 3, 2014

Some 85 Hammond High School students and their teachers are coming to Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) Friday (12/5) to participate in a simulated learning experience designed to advance insights about distributive justice.

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Steelmakers Look to Purdue Cal for Innovation

December 3, 2014

Foreign steelmakers have advantages like cheap labor, government subsidies and newer mills that weren’t built at least a half century ago.

They have gained ground, capturing 28 percent of market share in the United States so far this year, up from 24 percent last year. But the American steel industry innovates.

A national research project at Purdue ...

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Griffith Students Partner with PUC to Create Video Games

November 17, 2014

“Imagine a high school class where students get credit for playing video games all hour,” Griffith High School math teacher Marilyn Brunk said.

It’s not imagination anymore. It’s happening.

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CIVS Opens Its Doors to Students from 17 Local High Schools

November 7, 2014

Seventeen local high schools from Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland Region were represented and over 200 students attended this successful seminar.

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CIVS Stands Out at Faculty Research Day 2014

October 23, 2014

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) was a heavy contributor at Purdue University Calumet’s Faculty Research Day 2014 on Tuesday, October 21st.

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Leveraging the Power of Visualization to Advance Steel Manufacturing

September 23, 2014

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) was featured in an article in the October 2014 issue of Iron & Steel Technology Magazine (Vol. 11, No. 10, pg. 148-153), a publication of the Association of Iron and Steel Technology (AIST). The article is titled “Leveraging the Power of Visualization to Advance Steel Manufacturing” ...

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CIVS Helps Munster High Schoolers Design Educational Tool

August 25, 2014

CIVS hosted 4 students from Munster High School to help them complete a project using 3D visualization and interactive software to develop an educational 3D roller-coaster for high school physics education.

Lydia Zheng, Anthony Zmuda, Bridget Caraher, and Austin Klawitter learned how to create 3D models and develop computer simulations, visiting CIVS twice per week during the summer. They developed a draft roller-coaster using 3dsMax ...

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CIVS Visits Wrigley to Create 3D Facility Model

August 12, 2014

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.

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CIVS hosts NIST planning committee meeting

August 7, 2014

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

August 4, 2014

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 ...

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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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