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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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Hammond High AP Students Explore Nuclear Power

January 5, 2015

Article written by Lu Ann Franklin, Times Correspondent, and published January 2, 2015 on The Times website.

HAMMOND | The dawn of the Atomic Age in the 1940s unleashed a power that could be used to destroy and create.

More than 80 Hammond High ...

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Purdue Calumet Fosters Innovation Through Real-World Experience

December 23, 2014

Article written by Ebony Chappel, published online at http://www.indianaminoritybusinessmagazine.com on October 24, 2014

The vast, complex field of energy consists not only of those who produce it, but also of those who consume and are responsible for the creation and maintenance of suitable methods ...

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Tri-state Summit Endeavors to Erase State Lines

December 19, 2014

Article written by Keith Benman, published on December 19, 2014 on the Times website.

A tri-state economic development summit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago attended by 220 people did its level best Friday to erase state borders in a 21-county region for ...

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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 Calumet, heads ...

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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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Steel Consortium Workshop Hosted by CIVS

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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