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Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 - 11:54 am

Chancellor’s Message

dear friends,

Chancellor Cohen

In this issue, we have chosen to focus on three ideas that define Purdue University Calumet:

  • Faculty expertise
  • Partnerships & Outreach
  • Experiential learning

Previously, we have shared with you numerous accounts about our faculty’s scholarly activities, teaching excellence and commitments to service. But in this issue, you can hear from them personally – literally.

One of the benefits of online publishing is the ability to turn messages into spoken words. We have invited seven of our professors from different disciplines to respond to some of the most challenging and perplexing issues facing our society. In brief interviews, they share their opinions and even offer a thoughtful projection or two of what we might anticipate in the future.

The other primary feature of this issue spotlights one of the most exciting new advancements on our campus. The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) serves, not only as a learning laboratory for engineering students, but also as a resource for local industries to troubleshoot problems that impede their productivity and effectiveness.

The CIVS uses visualization and simulation to identify problems, challenges and difficulties and, subsequently, addresses them from the “inside” – as in the simulated inside of a steel manufacturer’s blast furnace, an oil refinery’s wash water system and an energy company’s boiler.

The outreach opportunity to partner productively with industry also draws on faculty experts and student engineers, the latter of whom learn experientially through their hands-on involvement in real, industrial world projects.

In this issue – and day to day – faculty expertise, partnerships & outreach, and experiential learning go a long way in shaping Purdue University Calumet’s 21st century image.


Sincerely,

Chancellor Cohen\'s signature

Howard Cohen,
Chancellor