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.read more ... Griffith Students Partner with PUC to Create Video Games
November 7, 2014
Seventeen local high schools from Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland Region were represented and over 200 students attended this successful seminar.read more ... CIVS Opens Its Doors to Students from 17 Local High Schools
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.read more ... CIVS Stands Out at Faculty Research Day 2014
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” ...read more ... Leveraging the Power of Visualization to Advance Steel Manufacturing
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 ...read more ... CIVS Helps Munster High Schoolers Design Educational Tool
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.read more ... CIVS Visits Wrigley to Create 3D Facility Model
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, ...read more ... CIVS hosts NIST planning committee meeting
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 ...read more ... The Brains for Business - Campuses take the lead in encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship
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 ...read more ... CIVS Aids Push for STEM Education in Girls
July 20, 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 ...read more ... Students Learn about Hunger in 3-D Designs
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 ...read more ... NIST Planning Committee to meet at CIVS
July 18, 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 ...read more ... 'Canstruction' students get help with design from CIVS
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 ...
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, ...read more ... CIVS Staff Wins Outstanding Poster Award
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 ...read more ... CIVS partners with Lake Area and Porter County United Way on “Canstruction” project
July 2, 2014
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 ...read more ... Tweens 'Canstruct' Superhero Structures
June 25, 2014
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 ...read more ... Universities Announce Support for Canstruction Northwest Indiana
June 25, 2014
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 ...read more ... Franciscan, Purdue Cal Center Partner for Project
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.
Zhou is ...read more ... Zhou Featured Among Regional ‘Professionals to Watch’
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.read more ... Professionals to Watch: Chenn Zhou