Technology Faculty part of CIVS Team

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.

CIVS integrates such cutting edge technologies as simulation, visualization and 3D virtual reality to create virtual worlds for solving challenging, real world problems, promoting economic development, improving productivity and energy usage, and limiting environmental impacts for industrial partners. Since 2009, CIVS has helped industry save more than $30 million in production and efficiency costs, while providing valuable experiential learning opportunities for our students.

“This award provides great recognition for our team,” CIVS Director, Professor and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduates Studies Chenn Zhou said. “I appreciate the dedication and effort all our team members have made. I also am grateful for all the individuals and organizations who have supported CIVS.

Professor Roy Evans, Construction Management and Engineering Technologies, and Professor Ge Jin, Computer Graphics Technology, from the School of Technology served as CIVS Faculty Advisory Committee members for the last 3 years. They worked on internally and externally funded projects in Stroke Rehabilitation, Facial State Recognition, and Disaster Management and Communication System for Northwest Indiana with CIVS research staff and students.