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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

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CIVS Research Paper One of Six to be Featured in Global Publication

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 ...

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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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AIST Featured Article: Leveraging the Power of Visualization to Advance Steel Manufacturing

September 23, 2014

Don_Ty_BlastFurnacePCI_revisedThe 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 ...

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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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