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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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Leveraging the Power of Visualization to Advance Steel Manufacturing

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” ...

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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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CIVS Aids Push for STEM Education in Girls

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 ...

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Students Learn about Hunger in 3-D Designs

July 20, 2014

Taken from Post-Tribune, www.posttrib.suntimes.com. Written by Michael Gonzalez. Published July 19, 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 ...

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NIST Planning Committee to meet at CIVS

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 ...

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‘Canstruction’ students get help with design from CIVS

July 18, 2014

Taken from the NWI Times website, www.nwitimes.com. Written by Andrew Steele. Published July 17, 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 ...

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Grant Will Help Steel Industry See and Plan for Years to Come

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 ...

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CIVS Staff Wins Outstanding Poster Award

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, ...

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CIVS partners with Lake Area and Porter County United Way on “Canstruction” project

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 ...

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Tweens ‘Canstruct’ Superhero Structures

July 2, 2014

Article taken from NWI.com, July 2, 2014, written by Andrew Steele, Times Correspondent.

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 ...

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Universities Announce Support for Canstruction Northwest Indiana

June 25, 2014

Article taken from LaPorteCountyLife.com, June 25 2014, written by staff writer, Lake Area United Way.

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 ...

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Franciscan, Purdue Cal Center Partner for Project

June 25, 2014

Article taken from The Times, June 25 2014, written by Vanessa Renderman, staff writer. 

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 ...

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Zhou Featured Among Regional ‘Professionals to Watch’

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 ...

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Professionals to Watch: Chenn Zhou

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.

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Enhancement of Steel Industry Safety Training Through Visual Development

June 10, 2014

Article from the AIST Newsletter June 2014 Issue

Purdue University – Calumet

“Enhancement of Steel Industry Safety Training Through Incident Visualization Development”

John Moreland

This project involves developing an animated 3D visualization of a safety incident to be use for safety training. Two engineering undergraduates at Purdue university calumet, Jingsong Zhang and Songyuan Yang, have ...

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CIVS Hosts the Alliance for Regional Development Working Teams’ Quarterly Meeting

June 3, 2014

CIVS hosted the first quarterly follow-up working team meeting for the Alliance for Regional Development on June 3, 2014. The working teams presented their accomplishments and received feedback from Alliance management. CIVS contributes support for the alliance through CIVS Director Dr. Chenn Zhou and Business and Outreach Administrator Doreen Gonzalez-Gaboyan who serve on two of ...

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