Indiana Governor Mike Pence visited Northwest Indiana on Thursday, June 4th. The governor said that he “was particularly impressed by CIVS… This is a great example of a great university campus, but also a campus that is lending great strength and collaboration to industry all across the region… These programs help assure the state’s future.”
CIVS staff and students demonstrated projects and technologies including the Virtual Blast Furnace which has been used by the steel industry for troubleshooting, optimization, design, and training, saving millions of dollars and reducing downtime significantly.
A GIS project was also demonstrated which created an interactive tool for regional planning and economic development. In addition, technologies such as augmented reality were demonstrated for education and training. The Governor encouraged CIVS staff and students to “keep up the good work”. The visit was featured in a NWI Times article and in a video on Lakeshore Report.