CIVS provides great experiential learning opportunities for students to solve real world problems. Since Spring 2009, more than 70 Purdue Calumet students have worked on CIVS projects, and more than 1600 students have participated in 3-D virtual learning at CIVS labs. A large number of students have received undergraduate student research grants from the university for CIVS-related projects and some of them have received paper/poster competition awards in the university, regional, and international conferences.