News & Events

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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CIVS Administrative Assistant Wins Award

April 24, 2015

CIVS is very proud to congratulate Linda Robinson for receiving the 2015 Outstanding Operations Technical Employee of the Year. The award was presented at Purdue Calumet’s annual Faculty and Staff service recognition luncheon held on April 24. Linda has served as Administrative Assistant at CIVS since 2010. She is a campus leader, currently serving as ...

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Steel Consortium will be showcased at AISTech 2015 in CIVS Booth #1346

April 22, 2015

The Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) will host a booth at the AISTech 2015 conference at the Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio from May 4th – 6th. This international conference is expected to draw more than 8,000 people along with over 500 exhibiting companies.

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CIVS Aids NWI Counselors

April 19, 2015

HAMMOND | Educators from across Northwest Indiana on Friday donned 3-D glasses at Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation Through Visualization and Simulation as they peered at images of a U.S. Steel Virtual Blast Furnace.

Gary Wirt-Emerson Principal Adrian Richie said this is the industry of the future. These are the kinds of jobs our students ...

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CIVS Wins Big at Student Research Day 2015

April 17, 2015

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation was represented by 26 undergraduate and graduate projects this year, including 2 collaborations, at Student Research Day 2015. Four of those projects won awards:

2nd Place Undergraduate Oral Presentation
Nicole Bandy, Liyuan Gong – “Evaluation of 3D Printing Design and Process”

3rd Place Undergraduate Poster Presentation (College of Business in collaboration ...

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CIVS Students Win Research Awards

April 16, 2015

Eight CIVS students won awards for three research projects at this year’s Purdue University Calumet Student Research Day. 26 CIVS projects were presented in total by 49 students. Award winners were:

2nd Place Undergraduate Oral Presentation
Nicole Bandy, Liyuan Gong – “Evaluation of 3D Printing Design and Process”

3rd Place Undergraduate Oral Presentation
Xiang Liu, Yifan Wang, ...

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Dr. Chenn Q. Zhou Among 10 Innovators Highlighted by the Society of Innovators of NWI

April 8, 2015

Dr. Chenn Zhou, director of the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, was one of ten innovators highlighted by the Society of Innovators of NWI as a part of World Creativity and Innovation Week. 

“Dr. Chenn Q. Zhou is the founding Director for the Center of Innovation through and Simulation (CIVS), Purdue University Calumet. ...

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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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