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CIVS Stands Out at AISTech 2015

May 8, 2015

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation is representing and recruiting members for the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium at AISTech 2015.

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CIVS Administrative Assistant Wins Award

April 24, 2015

CIVS is very proud to congratulate Linda Robinson for receiving the 2015 Outstanding Operations Technical Employee of the Year. The award was presented at Purdue Calumet’s annual Faculty and Staff service recognition luncheon held on April 24. Linda has served as Administrative Assistant at CIVS since 2010. She is a campus leader, currently serving as ...

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Steel Consortium will be showcased at AISTech 2015 in CIVS Booth #1346

April 22, 2015

The Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) will host a booth at the AISTech 2015 conference at the Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio from May 4th – 6th. This international conference is expected to draw more than 8,000 people along with over 500 exhibiting companies.

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CIVS Aids NWI Counselors

April 19, 2015

HAMMOND | Educators from across Northwest Indiana on Friday donned 3-D glasses at Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation Through Visualization and Simulation as they peered at images of a U.S. Steel Virtual Blast Furnace.

Gary Wirt-Emerson Principal Adrian Richie said this is the industry of the future. These are the kinds of jobs our students ...

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CIVS Wins Big at Student Research Day 2015

April 17, 2015

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation was represented by 26 undergraduate and graduate projects this year, including 2 collaborations, at Student Research Day 2015. Four of those projects won awards:

2nd Place Undergraduate Oral Presentation
Nicole Bandy, Liyuan Gong – “Evaluation of 3D Printing Design and Process”

3rd Place Undergraduate Poster Presentation (College of Business in collaboration ...

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CIVS Students Win Research Awards

April 16, 2015

Eight CIVS students won awards for three research projects at this year’s Purdue University Calumet Student Research Day. 26 CIVS projects were presented in total by 49 students. Award winners were:

2nd Place Undergraduate Oral Presentation
Nicole Bandy, Liyuan Gong – “Evaluation of 3D Printing Design and Process”

3rd Place Undergraduate Oral Presentation
Xiang Liu, Yifan Wang, Xianrui Wang – “Design ...

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Dr. Chenn Q. Zhou Among 10 Innovators Highlighted by the Society of Innovators of NWI

April 8, 2015

Dr. Chenn Zhou, director of the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, was one of ten innovators highlighted by the Society of Innovators of NWI as a part of World Creativity and Innovation Week. 

“Dr. Chenn Q. Zhou is the founding Director for the Center of Innovation through and Simulation (CIVS), Purdue University Calumet. ...

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CIVS Student Wins Steel Video Competition

March 30, 2015

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation graduate student Alrazy Sonet won the $3,000 Grand Prize from the Association for Iron & Steel Technology Foundation “Real Steel” Video Challenge for his video submission titled “Steel: Backbone of the Universe”. Watch the Video.

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Brain Visualization Featured on NPR program

March 27, 2015

A visualization produced in collaboration with CIVS was used in a Science Friday educational video produced by national public radio (NPR). The segment, titled “Face Time”, helps explain how the human brain makes judgements about people by their faces. The featured visualization, titled “Brain Optic Nerve Impulses”, was created by senior design students under guidance ...

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CIVS Students and Staff are Featured in AIST June 2015 Edition

March 27, 2015

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation will be featured in the June 2015 issue of Iron & Steel Magazine. The article, titled “Life Prediction in Industrial Equipment”, details the process through which industrial equipment can be analyzed to find key areas which can be used to improve inspection and maintenance planning to reduce ...

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CIVS to Welcome AIST Plate Rolling Technology Committee

March 6, 2015

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) will host the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Plate Rolling Technology Committee for the second half of a two-day meeting held semiannually by the committee on Thursday March 19th.

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CIVS Researchers Copyright Their Work

March 2, 2015

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation staff were three of ten Purdue researchers to copyright their work in the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Chenn Q. Zhou, director, John Moreland, senior research scientist, and Lucas Phillips, lead 3-D artist, copyrighted a simulation developed for use in classrooms to engage students in the topics of distributive ...

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NWI Becoming an Economic Powerhouse

March 2, 2015

Good morning, Northwest Indiana!

2020 will be another exciting year in Northwest Indiana’s journey to once again become an economic powerhouse, only this time the powerhouse won’t be built at the expense of clean air, clean water, and clean earth. It will be built on the creativity, energy, insights and education of its citizens. People will ...

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Science Olympiad

February 1, 2015

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation’s own Mike Wang and Matt Grahovac presented the many technologies and capabilities available at the center to the participants of the regional Science Olympiad at Purdue University Calumet.

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U. S. Steel Ironmakers Visit CIVS

January 30, 2015

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation helped train engineers, technicians, and operators from the steel industry as a part of the annual U. S. Steel Ironmaking Academy Wednesday. The trainees were exposed to models and simulations of many different facets of the blast furnace including the shaft, pulverized coal injection, the hearth, and the ...

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CIVS and Purdue Calumet featured in Canstruction Video

January 27, 2015

During Summer 2014, CIVS and Purdue University Calumet worked with United Way, Congressman Pete Visclosky, and the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to host a “Canstruction” event, which involved a competition between groups of area youth to build 7-foot structures out of canned goods, which were later donated to the Food Bank. CIVS taught kids about 3D ...

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CIVS Hosts Demonstration in Hope of Encouraging STEM Education

January 12, 2015

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation hosted Boy Scout Troop 276 and demonstrated some of the center’s many technological capabilities on Tuesday, Jan. 13. The demo included an introduction to visualization and simulation, exposure to 3D printing technology and its applications, and video game design. The center hopes to encourage the scouts to ...

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Purdue University Calumet 2014 Year in Review

January 8, 2015

Several unprecedented national achievements, the awarding of its 50,000th degree and preliminary planning to unify with Purdue University North Central highlighted a momentous 2014 for Purdue University Calumet.

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CIVS Research Paper Featured in Iron & Steel Technology

January 8, 2015

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) was one of six papers to be featured in the December 2014 edition of Iron & Steel Technology. The paper used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to study the relationship between iron ore reducibility, coke reactivity, and blast furnace operations.  The paper’s findings will help the iron ...

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PUC Hosts Simulated Learning Experience for Hammond Students

January 5, 2015

Article written by Times Staff and published December 31, 2014 on The Times website.

HAMMOND | Some 85 Hammond High School students and their teachers visited Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) earlier this month to participate in ...

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