Advancing technology is focus of Purdue Calumet CIVS Student Research Showcase 4/26

More than 40 Purdue University Calumet student research projects that advance cutting edge technology will be displayed at the university’s CIVS Student Research Showcase, Thursday (4/26).

The free presentation takes place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Purdue Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), located in the Powers Computer Education Building. The showcase features hands-on and interactive demonstrations of 3-dimensional and computer simulation projects developed by students within various academic disciplines, including engineering, technologies and liberal arts.

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation is an applied research and data visualization center that combines simulation techniques with 3D modeling and virtual design and learning technologies. Its use has contributed to more than $30 million in cost savings to industry, while also serving as a laboratory for 1,700+ students. More than 100 students have used the CIVS to perform research and develop projects.

Purdue Calumet students have received numerous awards for their research projects. Projects being showcased include: 3D and mixed reality wind turbines, the world’s first virtual blast furnace, projects relating to ocean and stars, and others affecting this region and world.

More information is available by phoning 219/989-2765 or visiting the CIVS website at