News & Events

PUC Engineering Graduate Student Wins Steel Industry Video Prize

August 27, 2015

Article taken from the NWI Times website, published August 27th, 2015.

A video presentation created by a Purdue University Calumet engineering graduate student and research assistant at the university’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation earned the grand prize at a recent international ...

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Steel Consortium Eager to Grow and Contribute to Improved Competitiveness

August 21, 2015

Article taken from the Purdue University Calumet website, published August 20th, 2015.

After a year of organizing and planning, the national Steel Manufacturing Simulation & Visualization Consortium, based in Northwest Indiana, is ready to move forward to help American steel producers compete more favorably ...

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CIVS Student Takes Part in NSF Research Experience Program

August 18, 2015

P4A1CIVS student, Arturo Saavedra was selected from a pool of students nationwide to take part in a summer program hosted at Purdue Calumet to provide research experiences for undergraduates. The program focused on providing real world research experience to students working on wireless communication systems. Students ...

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2015 READY NWI Career Camp

August 7, 2015

Many professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related career fields in Northwest Indiana will be retiring in the near future creating a large employment gap that would jeopardize the region’s economic strength. Ready NWI and the Works Council of Northwest Indiana have created the READY NWI Career Camp in order to raise awareness ...

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Gallery: NWI READY Career Camp

August 6, 2015

Here are images from the first three days of the NWI READY Career Camp currently being held at CIVS

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Pointing the Way to Tomorrow’s Technology Careers

August 5, 2015

Tomorrow’s engineers, technicians and scientists gathered Monday as the 2015 READY NWI Career Camp kicked off at Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation.

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CIVS Hosts Ready NWI Career Camp

July 29, 2015

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation is hosting the future engineers, technicians, and scientists of Northwest Indiana for the 2015 READY NWI Career Camp from August 3rd through August 7th at Purdue University Calumet. (Photo Gallery)

CIVS will be using interactive and innovative simulations to educate the students and inspire them to follow a ...

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Visclosky Tours CIVS at Purdue University Calumet During Canstruction Virtual Camp

July 21, 2015

On July 20, Congressman Pete Visclosky joined Lisa Daugherty, CEO and President of Lake Area United Way, and Dr. Chenn Zhou, Executive Director at the Center for Visualization through Simulation (CIVS), in the launch of the newly designed Canstruction 3D-Design Software.

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Canstruction Teams Use CIVS’ Innovative Software

July 16, 2015

Canstruction is under way. Six teams competing in the Canstruction event met at the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation to finalize plans for their structures. The teams’ ideas were displayed in a 3D in order to help the teams visualize their final designs. They were then able to propose changes and additions to ...

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Yes, we can STEM hunger in NWI

July 13, 2015

Article written by Tim Sanders, director of the Northwest Indiana Engagement Office for Purdue University, taken from the Times website, published July 11th, 2015.

IVY_1848Canstruction NWI – Superheroes Against Hunger is a one-of-a-kind fun and ...

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Metal Bulletin Article: Collaborating for the Common Good

June 26, 2015

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) was featured in an article in the June 2015 issue of Metal Bulletin Magazine (pg. 58-63). The article is titled “Collaborating for the Common Good” and highlights the Steel Manufacturing Visualization and Simulation Consortium.

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Canstruction Students from Lake and Porter Counties Will Help Feed the Hungry

June 26, 2015

VALPARAISO | A contest that inspires students in the learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and helps feed the hungry, kicked off Friday at Ivy Tech.

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Canstruction Coach Training Session Held at CIVS

June 17, 2015

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), in partnership with United Way of Lake and Porter Counties, held a training session for coaches of this year’s “Canstruction” competition. The coaches will lead teams of children to design and build themed structures using unopened cans of food, which will then be donated to local ...

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Arturo Saavedra Selected as One of Ten Nationwide

June 13, 2015

CIVS Undergraduate Research Assistant Arturo Saavedra has been selected as one of ten undergraduate students nationwide who will participate in a nine-week research program sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Arturo will experience the development of a research project from beginning to end and be mentored by PUC faculty.

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Purdue Cal’s New Steel Consortium Tackling Pilot Products

June 12, 2015

Article written by Joseph S. Pete, taken from the Times website published June 12th, 2015.

HAMMOND| A high-tech virtual reality laboratory at Purdue University Calumet is pursuing pilot research projects on behalf of U.S. steelmakers who are hoping for a technological edge in an ...

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Governor Visit Featured on Lakeshore Report

June 8, 2015

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Governor Sees Many Dimensions of Purdue Cal

June 5, 2015

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet students, faculty and administrators updated Gov. Mike Pence on how programs originating from the campus benefit the region, the state and the world during his whirlwind visit Thursday afternoon.

The presentation at the Center for Innovation Through Visualization and Simulation by PUC engineering graduates and faculty immediately followed the governor’s tour ...

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CIVS Staff Among 5 Outstanding Employees Recognized Campus-Wide

June 3, 2015

Linda Robinson, CIVS administrative assistant, was among 5 of 681 Purdue Calumet employees who were recognized for their outstanding service to the university during the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Linda has been at CIVS since October of 2010 and has been essential to its operation since.

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CIVS Tour Part of READY NWI Initiative to Increase CTE Awareness

May 22, 2015

In April Northwest Indiana educators toured Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation Through Visualization and Simulation as part of READY NWI and Region 1 Works Council’s ongoing initiative to increase Career and Technical Education (CTE) awareness.

Twenty eight educators and guidance counselors toured CIVS to gain a better understanding of how the center’s technology and resources ...

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CIVS Stands Out at AISTech 2015

May 8, 2015

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) continued making impacts by attending AISTech 2015 in Cleveland Ohio and winning the grand prize in the “Real Steel” Video Challenge. The center also hosted a booth which highlighted several new technologies, had 2 Graduate Student Poster Contest entries and submitted 7 technical papers.

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