December 14, 2014
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 ...read more ... Most Influential Over 50: Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine
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.read more ... CIVS Applying $480,000 Federal Grant to Benefit Steel Industry
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.read more ... Purdue Calumet CIVS Hosting Simulated Learning Experience for Hammond High Students
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 ...read more ... Steelmakers Look to Purdue Cal for Innovation
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.read more ... Griffith Students Partner with PUC to Create Video Games
November 7, 2014
Seventeen local high schools from Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland Region were represented and over 200 students attended this successful seminar.read more ... CIVS Opens Its Doors to Students from 17 Local High Schools
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.read more ... CIVS Stands Out at Faculty Research Day 2014
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” ...read more ... Leveraging the Power of Visualization to Advance Steel Manufacturing
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 ...read more ... CIVS Helps Munster High Schoolers Design Educational Tool
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.read more ... CIVS Visits Wrigley to Create 3D Facility Model
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, ...read more ... CIVS hosts NIST planning committee meeting
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 ...read more ... The Brains for Business - Campuses take the lead in encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship
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 ...read more ... CIVS Aids Push for STEM Education in Girls
July 20, 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 ...read more ... Students Learn about Hunger in 3-D Designs
July 18, 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 ...read more ... 'Canstruction' students get help with design from CIVS
July 16, 2014
Taken from the Smart Business website, www.sbnonline.com. Written by the Chenn Zhou. Published July 1, 2014.
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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, ...read more ... CIVS Staff Wins Outstanding Poster Award
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 ...read more ... CIVS partners with Lake Area and Porter County United Way on “Canstruction” project
July 2, 2014
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 ...read more ... Tweens 'Canstruct' Superhero Structures
June 25, 2014
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 ...read more ... Universities Announce Support for Canstruction Northwest Indiana
June 25, 2014
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 ...read more ... Franciscan, Purdue Cal Center Partner for Project
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 ...read more ... Zhou Featured Among Regional ‘Professionals to Watch’
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.read more ... Professionals to Watch: Chenn Zhou
June 10, 2014
Article from the AIST Newsletter June 2014 Issue
Purdue University – Calumet
“Enhancement of Steel Industry Safety Training Through Incident Visualization Development”
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 ...read more ... Enhancement of Steel Industry Safety Training Through Visual Development
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 ...read more ... CIVS Hosts the Alliance for Regional Development Working Teams’ Quarterly Meeting
May 20, 2014
CIVS will host the Alliance for Regional Development on June 3, 2014 for one of their general meetings. 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 the alliance’s committees.read more ... CIVS Hosts the Alliance for Regional Development
May 19, 2014
Purdue Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) last week received a $480,000 federal grant to launch a consortium that will benefit the steel industry. The two-year grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was announced May 8. Please see related stories below and click on link for additional details.
Anchorage ...read more ... National News Highlights CIVS' NIST Award for Steel Consortium
May 19, 2014
CIVS Director, Dr. Chenn Zhou, was one of 24 invited to lecture at the 23rd Blast Furnace Ironmaking Course sponsored by the American Iron and Steel Institute held at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.
The topic of Dr. Zhou’s lecture was Blast Furnace Modeling and Visualization. The conference was well attended with 98 attendees from 5read more ... CIVS Director, Invited Lecturer at 23rd Blast Furnace Ironmaking Course May 17, 2014 HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) – Researchers at Purdue University Calumet – a campus that’s near northwestern Indiana’s massive steel mills – have been chosen to lead a national consortium that will seek ways to make American steelmaking more advanced and efficient. The Hammond school’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation won a $480,000 grant from ... May 15, 2014 A record total of 160 students from over 30 universities, representing 12 countries, attended AISTech 2014 in Indianapolis, Ind., USA, last week. Engineering students from a variety of educational disciplines attended the conference and were offered complimentary registration, individual travel grants of US$250, and paid session monitor positions.
May 17, 2014
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) – Researchers at Purdue University Calumet – a campus that’s near northwestern Indiana’s massive steel mills – have been chosen to lead a national consortium that will seek ways to make American steelmaking more advanced and efficient. The Hammond school’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation won a $480,000 grant from ...read more ... Purdue Calumet to Helm Steelmaking Research Group
May 15, 2014
A record total of 160 students from over 30 universities, representing 12 countries, attended AISTech 2014 in Indianapolis, Ind., USA, last week. Engineering students from a variety of educational disciplines attended the conference and were offered complimentary registration, individual travel grants of US$250, and paid session monitor positions.
May 15, 2014
Purdue Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) last week received a $480,000 federal grant to launch a consortium that will benefit the steel industry.read more ... Purdue Today: Federal Grant to Support Purdue Calumet Center's Steel Consortium
May 14, 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 ...read more ... Professionals to Watch: Chenn Zhou
May 13, 2014
HAMMOND | Partnerships are beneficial in many ways, and a unique affiliation between Purdue University Calumet and the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology (HAST) was the basis for a recent showcase of STEM-related student projects.
Working with ...read more ... PUC Partnership Gives HAST Students a Chance to Shine
May 9, 2014
The following announcement was sent as an email via Purdue Calumet Announce:
We received word today that our Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) has been awarded a $480,000 grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to launch a consortium to benefit the steel industry.
More specifically, the consortium will work toward developing ...read more ... Purdue Calumet Announce: CIVS Awarded $480,000 Federal Grant
May 8, 2014
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today awarded 19 advanced manufacturing technology planning grants totaling $9 million to new or existing industry-driven consortia to develop technology roadmaps aimed at strengthening U.S. manufacturing and innovation performance across industries.read more ... NIST Awards 19 Advanced Manufacturing Technology Planning Grants
May 8, 2014
CIVS had strong participation in the 2014 AISTech conference held by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology. In addition to hosting a booth at the conference, CIVS students won first place in the student competition, and presented a variety of technical papers and posters.read more ... CIVS Participates in AISTech 2014 Conference
May 7, 2014
CIVS undergraduate students, Hannah Amor, Stephen Builta and Michael Garcia, won 1st Place at the 2014 AISTech (Association for Iron and Steel Technology) Conference, Undergraduate Student Project Presentation Contest with students from University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign and the University of Toronto taking 2nd and 3rd Place. The competition was held on Monday, May 5 in ...read more ... CIVS Students Take 1st Place at AISTech 2014 Steel Conference
May 1, 2014
Article written by Carmen McCollum, NWITimes.com. HAMMOND | Eight Hammond Academy of Science and Technology seniors showcased STEM-related projects Tuesday at the Purdue University Calumet Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation.read more ... HAST Students Showcase Projects
April 29, 2014
Four groups of Seniors from the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology made final presentations for their year-long Project Lead the Way projects at CIVS on Tuesday, April 29. The audience included representatives from HAST, Purdue Calumet, government organizations, and family members of the students.read more ... Collaboration with CIVS Leads to Successful Project Lead The Way Presentations
April 11, 2014
Three international organizations recently visited CIVS to explore collaboration opportunities. They found out CIVS research capabilities through existing CIVS collaborators, CIVS publications, or CIVS website. During their visits, CIVS projects and technologies were demonstrated and ideals for potential collaborated projects were discussed in details. The delegates’ organizations included the Universidad Abierta Para Adultos in Santiago, ...read more ... Three International Organizations Visit CIVS to Discuss Potential Collaborations
April 9, 2014
“Process Optimization and Cost Savings for U.S. Steel Provided by the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation” was the title of the keynote address given by Jamie Lash, a U.S. Steel engineer, Chenn Zhou, CIVS director, and Bin Wu, CIVS research engineer. Representatives from over 300 steel industry companies were present for the ...read more ... CIVS and U.S. Steel Give Keynote for AIST Midwest Chapter meeting
April 4, 2014
Over 160 students from Block Middle School, part of the Educational Talent Search program, visited CIVS on Friday and enjoyed a 3D demonstration presented by CIVS’ Matt Cross, an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student. CIVS’ ...read more ... CIVS Demonstrates Technologies for Educational Talent Search Students
April 4, 2014
In a decade, Northwest Indiana could have a lakefront lined with a high-rises, a convention center and a restaurant with sweeping views.
The Calumet Region could have improved transportation infrastructure, more advanced manufacturing, top-notch job training programs and a highly skilled workforce.read more ... Innovation Key to Region's Future, Leaders Say
April 3, 2014
The 2014 Northwest Indiana Leader Luncheon was held at the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation Thursday. The attendance soared as more than 100 guests were welcomed through CIVS’ doors. Presentations were given byChenn Q. Zhou, CIVS; Stewart McMillan, Task Force Tips; Mayor Joseph Stahura, City of Whiting; Maggi Spartz, Unity Foundation; Linda Woloshansky, Center of Workforce Innovations; Dr. Peggy ...read more ... CIVS hosts the 2014 Northwest Indiana Leader Luncheon
April 3, 2014
25 CIVS projects were presented by 41 graduate and undergraduate students at the Purdue Calumet 2014 Student Research Day including four award winners:
- Lucas Phillips won 3rd place in Graduate Poster Presentations for Development of a Reference Tool ...read more ... CIVS Students Win Four Awards at Student Research Day
April 2, 2014
CIVS Director, Dr. Chenn Zhou, and Business Development and Outreach Manager, Doreen Gonzalez-Gaboyan, are members of the working groups that will identify initiatives to safeguard the economic future of Chicago’s tri-state region. See article below for additional details.read more ... CIVS Supports Efforts of the Alliance for Regional Development
April 1, 2014
In an economy with amazing high tech companies and global enterprises that emphasize innovation, Northwest Indiana is challenged to encourage our enterprising leaders to embrace more innovation.
The Gerald I. Lamkin Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center with ...read more ... NWI by 2024 – The Imperative for Innovation Over the Next 10 Years
March 24, 2014
Manufacturing has gone through many different changes in recent years, and many of the jobs that used to be a staple of the industry have morphed into something new in modern ...read more ... Surveying the Moden Manufacturing Landscape
March 24, 2014
…Local industry has unprecedented access to new technology, such as the 3-D computer modeling at the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, or ...read more ... Manufacturing a future: Region's economy has been evolving
March 21, 2014
Purdue Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) Director and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies Chenn Zhou, Ph.D., will emphasize the importance of technology at Ivy Tech Community College Northwest’s Society of Innovators’ visionary luncheon which is being held at the center on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. The ...read more ... CIVS Director Presents "The Importance of Technology in 2024"
March 13, 2014
CIVS used 3D and interactive displays to present educational and industrial research capabilities at Purdue University’s Education and Outreach Expo held on March 13 in West Lafayette.read more ... CIVS Showcases Capabilities at Purdue Expo
February 20, 2014
CIVS developed a “Reality University” game which was designed to encourage students to make intelligent choices for continuing their education and pursuing careers. The game demonstrated how gaining skills through high school and college can provide tools to be more successful in their career later in life.read more ... CIVS Develops Game for Reality University Conference
February 18, 2014
Dr. Chenn Zhou presenting to NWI Homeland Security Group for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) at Purdue University Calumet hosted ISWG’s monthly meeting on February 7, 2014. The agenda included presentations by Dr. Chenn Zhou, CIVS Director and Barbara Nicolai, Professor, both of Purdue University Calumet.read more ... CIVS Collaborates with NWI District 1 Homeland Security Information Sharing Working Group (ISWG)
February 17, 2014
The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) at Purdue University Calumet will showcase Hammond Academy of Science and Technology (HAST) student projects for Project Lead the Way on April 29, 2014.read more ... CIVS Showcases HAST Student Work for Project Lead the Way
February 17, 2014
Dr. Chenn Zhou was invited to give a presentation at the 3rd ArcelorMittal CFD and Thermomechanics Days on February 6, 2014. Her topic was “Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)-based virtual design and training“. This was a 3-day web-based seminar including presentations from many organizations from around the world. Dr. Zhou was an invited speaker in the previous two ...read more ... CIVS Director Presents at 3rd ArcelorMittal CFD and Thermomechanics Days 2014
January 13, 2014
January: RDA Transformations: The Movieread more ... 2013 Year in Review for the RDA
The RDA partners with the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation at Purdue University Calumet to released an eight-minute video highlighting the organization’s accomplishments to date.
December 31, 2013
Chenn Zhou, professor of mechanical engineering, director of the university’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation and Munster resident, delivered the keynote address at the Baosteel BAC 2013 academic steel conference in Shanghai, China.read more ... Purdue University Calumet 2013 year in review
December 11, 2013
A Purdue University professor and her students have partnered with local emergency responders to develop a state-of-the-art system for managing disasters using the 2008 Munster flood as a model.read more ... PUC Team Unveils High-Tech Disaster Management System
November 22, 2013
Research Engineer Bin Wu was key-note speaker at the International Surface Inspection Summit on Tuesday, October 22 at the Avalon in Merrillville, Indiana. Wu spoke on life prediction in industrial equipment.
Other topics covered at the event were:…read more ... CIVS Research Engineer Speaks at the International Surface Inspection Summit
November 22, 2013
About 200 students from the region learned about careers in the local steel industry during a high school engineering seminar Thursday at Purdue University Calumet.read more ... Seminar Offers Students Peek at Engineering Career
October 17, 2013
The Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation Board of Trustees, made up of steel industry leaders, held their semi-annual meeting at CIVS on Oct. 16, 2013. This was the first time the board has met at a non-conference location.
During their visit, CIVS staff and students presented an overview of steel-related projects in the ...read more ... AIST's Board of Trustees hold their semi-annual meeting at CIVS
September 27, 2013
Alverno Clinical Laboratory in Hammond has joined a growing list of employers to benefit from a partnership with Purdue University Calumet’s cutting edge Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation.read more ... Purdue Calumet Partnering with Hammond Lab
September 27, 2013
In today’s world, job-bound college students may be better prepared than their predecessors. Throughout the last decade, the traditional route of college students finding internships and working as an intern has morphed into a new type of learning experience.read more ... A Win-Win Arrangement
September 26, 2013
Utilizing the Center for Innovation through Visualization & Simulation (CIVS), high school students from the Hammond Academy for Science Technology (HAST) are gaining unique learning experiences during their twice- weekly visits to campus. Working with Purdue Calumet students at CIVS, the HAST students’ focus is a four-part, program that is part of the national, “Project ...read more ... HAST High School Students Learn at CIVS
September 23, 2013
A trio of Purdue University Calumet students were instrumental in developing virtual designs and 3-D models that were used both to create space solutions for a local company and in a microbiology class curriculum.read more ... Purdue Aids Local Company
September 23, 2013
Dale R. Kahn was part of the planning and design team that built Alverno Clinical Laboratory which first opened in 1999. Kahn accepted the role as Central Laboratory Director for Alverno in 2002. At that time, the laboratory consisted of a central laboratory facility in Northwest Indiana and six hospital laboratories from the Franciscan Alliance ...read more ... CIVS Medical Testing Partner to Speak at G2 Intelligence Conference
September 19, 2013
The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) hosted the United States Steel Corporation Iron-making Academy on Wednesday.read more ... CIVS Simulations Help Train U.S. Steel’s Engineers
September 18, 2013
Through its Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), Purdue University Calumet is partnering with Alverno Clinical Laboratory to advance training and optimization projects at the Hammond-based medical lab.read more ... Purdue Calumet CIVS Technology Sculpts Future for Alverno Laboratory
September 10, 2013
The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) began working with local students from the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology (HAST) today. The Center is working with the high school through Project Lead the Way to provide opportunities for the students to experience visualization and simulation technologies at the Center.read more ... CIVS Provides STEM Labs for Local High School Students
September 6, 2013
Chenn Zhou, director of Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, delivered the keynote address at the Baosteel BAC 2013 academic steel conference in Shanghai, China June 6.read more ... CIVS Director, Professor Offers Keynote Address at International Steel Conference
August 30, 2013
The Boy Scouts recently took an educational trip to Purdue Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS).read more ... Boy Scout Troup 276 Visits CIVS
August 20, 2013
Research assistant positions available for research in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) at The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana.read more ... Student Worker Employment Opportunity in CFD
August 13, 2013
Dr. Shi-Chune Yao of Carnegie Mellon University will present a seminar on CMU MEMS Development for Thermal Fluids Micro Systems on Friday, August 16 at 2PM in the CIVS Immersive Theater (Powers 123).read more ... Carnegie Mellon University Professor of Mechanical Engineering Gives Seminar in CIVS
July 31, 2013
Chenn Zhou, director of Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, delivered the keynote address at the Baosteel BAC 2013 academic steel conference in Shanghai, China June 6.read more ... CIVS Director Highlighted in Purdue Calumet Faculty & Staff News Briefs
July 17, 2013
Alverno Clinical Laboratories is working with the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and Professor W. T. Evert Ting from the Purdue Calumet Biology department to develop an interactive 3D microbiology lab.read more ... Alverno Clinical Laboratories utilizes 3D visualization for new Microbiology Innovation Center
July 16, 2013
Top manufacturing officials toured Purdue University Calumet on Tuesday to learn how the school is training next-generation workers for increasingly high-tech factory jobs and what students are doing to improve the bottom line of local companies.read more ... Purdue Cal Shows Off Manufacturing Expertise
June 27, 2013
Dr. Chenn Zhougives keynote speech for Baosteel BAC 2013 academic conference in Shanghai, Chinaread more ... Dr. Chenn Zhou Gives Keynote Speech for Baosteel BAC 2013 Academic Conference in Shanghai, China
May 10, 2013
The Science Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 U.S. research universities that advocate for federal investment in scientific research has named U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, a “Champion of Science.”read more ... CIVS Contributions Noted as Science Coalition names Visclosky a 'Champion of Science'
May 8, 2013
Nicholas Walla, CIVS graduate assistant, won 1st Place at the 2013 AISTech (Association for Iron and Steel Technology) Conference, Graduate Student Poster Competition.read more ... CIVS Student Takes 1st Place at AISTech 2013 Steel Conference
April 15, 2013
This is a place where ideas and complexity come to life on the screen from the beauty of intricate French poetry to the grandeur of a massive blast furnace.
For the uninformed, this could be just another Hollywood production reserved for Friday night pizza except for this important fact. This is “virtual reality” based upon a ...read more ... CIVS Provides Innovative Solutions Beyond Engineering
April 12, 2013
Five CIVS Students earned awards for three projects at the Purdue Calumet Student Research Day held on April 4th.read more ... CIVS Students Earn Three Awards at Research Day
April 8, 2013
Andy Harshaw says steel companies need to promote a culture of continuous improvement. Focusing on the future and being able to foster innovation is critical to the industry’s survival, he believes.read more ... Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
April 8, 2013
Recognized for integrating visualization and simulation technologies to solve real world problems. CIVS has become a model for similar technology centers across the nation by its application-driven approach to discover innovative solutions, resulting in a savings of $30 million to Northwest Indiana businesses and industries.read more ... 2012 - 2013 Co-Recipient of the Chanute Prize for Team Innovation
January 17, 2013
The Regional Development Authority partnered with the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation at Purdue University Calumet to produce an eight-minute video highlighting the organization’s accomplishments to dateread more ... Northwest Indiana RDA uses CIVS to Visualize Regional Transformations
January 17, 2013
A quick and economical way to solve industrial problems is Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), which has become widely accepted in many industries. In CFD modeling, a three-dimensional (3D) computer ‘model’ of process equipment, such as a boiler or furnace, is built from digital drawings of the plant, and the process is simulated using fundamental equations ...read more ... University Uses Cutting-Edge Simulation to Improve Industrial Processes
December 20, 2012
Imagine traveling through a blast furnace, watching as iron ore and coke descend through its chambers toward the bottom where pure molten iron collects. The 1600-degree temperatures obviously make that impossible, but it is possible to take a virtual tour, thanks to Chenn Zhou and her colleagues.read more ... Virtual Innovation
December 10, 2012
Located on the PUC campus, the interdisciplinary 6,300-square-foot research center features a 70-seat theater for advanced research projects and 3-D virtual classrooms. On Nov. 29, the CIVS featured an open house to announce its award, a new master of science degree program, and to showcase the work done there.read more ... Rewarding Innovation
November 30, 2012
Innovation will fuel economic development in the entire Calumet area, and universities are the epicenter for that creativity and economic boost, said Purdue University Calumet Chancellor Thomas Keon at Thursday’s Celebrating Innovation day at the Hammond campus.read more ... Celebrating Innovation at Purdue Calumet
November 26, 2012
The fifth year of the AIST Midwest Chapter High School Engineering Seminar was held on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at Purdue University Calumet. Fifteen high schools attended; 200 students and 17 faculty members. The following High Schools were in attendance: Chesterton, Crown Point, East Chicago Central, Gavit, Griffith, Hammond, Hammond Academy of Science & Technology, Highland, Hobart, Lake Central, ...read more ... 5th Annual AIST Midwest Chapter High School Engineering Seminar
November 25, 2012
“Learning and innovation go hand in hand,” the late physicist and Episcopal priest William Pollard said. “The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.”read more ... PUC Group Earns Local Award for Innovation
November 15, 2012
We are excited to announce a Celebration of Innovation through a number of events at the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), Purdue University Calumet on Thursday, November 29, 2012read more ... Celebration of Innovation on November 29th
November 1, 2012
People who do what they do because they love doing it don’t see themselves as doing anything special. At least that’s the case with the people chosen as Fellows of the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana for 2012.read more ... Honoring Innovation
October 24, 2012
Purdue Calumet’s entire CIVS (Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation) team of faculty, staff, administrators and students last week was named co-recipient of the 2012-13 Chanute Prize for Team Innovation, presented annually by Ivy Tech Community College Northwest and The Society of Innovators.read more ... CIVS receives ‘Innovators’ honor
October 19, 2012
Ivy Tech Community College Northwest and The Society of Innovators announced the 2012-13 Class of Fellows, Chanute Prize recipients and Members to be inducted at the eighth annual Innovators Induction Ceremony tonight at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.read more ... Society of Innovators selects new members, fellows
October 16, 2012
Purdue Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation will serve as a laboratory for enrollees of the new master’s degree in modeling, simulation, and visualization (MSV).read more ... New degree designed to address complex, 21st century workplace challenges
October 15, 2012
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies recently honored 25 faculty and staff members for attracting more than $12 million in externally sponsored grant funding to advance learning and applied research. Faculty and administrators who received grant funding of more than $100,000 per year between July 2010 and June 2012 were ...read more ... Purdue Calumet honors faculty/staff who attracted $12+ million for research
October 10, 2012
Dr. Chenn Zhou, our multi-talented Professor of Engineering serves as Director for the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, along with her additional responsibilities as Director for Engineering Outreach and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies. ―We have three missions that you can summarize in three key words: innovation, application ...read more ... Honorably Mentioned in Purdue Calumet's Kudos Newsletter "CIVS Center Problem Solves"
September 20, 2012
GARY | Ivy Tech Community College Northwest announced the 2012-13 finalist candidates for Fellows and the Chanute Prize for Team Innovation in The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana.read more ... Society of Innovators announces finalists
September 19, 2012
Dr. Chenn Zhou – Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Innovation Center for Visualization and Simulation at Purdue University Calumet (PUC), courtesy of Professor School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University in West Lafayette. Dr. Zhou completed her undergraduate programs (BS) and Masters (MS) at University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China, in 1982 ...read more ... 67th International Congress ABM
September 13, 2012
Md. Taifur Rahman, a native of Dhaka, Bangladesh, took home first place honors last spring from the AISTech 2012 – Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Conference in Atlanta, Ga. The Purdue Calumet graduate student placed highest in the Graduate Student Poster Contest for his research project titled, “Development and Application for Burden Distribution ...read more ... Grad student Taifur Rahman honored in Academic Excellence by Purdue Calumet