October 28, 2016
Dr. Chenn Zhou, Director, and John Moreland, Senior Research Computer Scientist, of the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) at Purdue Northwest University, presented projects created and developed by CIVS, including a 3D wind turbine training program. Other projects presented by Dr. Zhou and John Moreland, included safety projects related to the steel industry, the automotive industry, and laboratory environments.read more ... CIVS to Present at National ATE Principal Investigators Conference in Washington D.C.
October 19, 2016
HAMMOND —Nearly 300 teens from Indiana and Illinois high schools had a chance to do hands-on engineering projects Friday at Purdue University Northwest Calumet campus in Hammond.
The students attended the Ninth Annual High School Engineering Seminar at PNW sponsored by the Association for Iron & Steel Midwest Chapter.
9th Annual High School Engineering Seminar, sponsored by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology -Midwest Chapter
October 19, 2016
On Friday, October 21, 2016, Purdue University Northwest will host the 9th Annual High School Engineering Seminar, sponsored by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology -Midwest Chapter (AIST). Approximately 300 high School students, from several Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland high schools, will attend the day at PNW, engaging in hand-on activities related to science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM).read more ... 9th Annual High School Engineering Seminar, sponsored by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology -Midwest Chapter
October 17, 2016
Dr. Chenn Zhou was awarded Best Paper in the Models and Methods Session at the 8th International Conference on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing in Seattle, Washington from October 14-17, 2016. There were nearly 200 experts in the areas of melting, casting, forging, annealing and quenching attending the conference.read more ... Professor Chenn Zhou receives best paper award at 8th International Conference
October 14, 2016
Every Friday, the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation holds a seminar for students, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the 3D Immersive Theater (Powers 115). The target audience is CIVS research engineers and student workers, but the seminars are open to any students in the engineering dept. Friday CIVS seminars will take place till the end of the school year. We look forward to seeing new faces at the Friday CIVS Seminars.
For more information, please contact CIVS at (219) 989-2765 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
October 12, 2016
On October 12, 2016, Dr. Mueller was given the opportunity to view first hand some of the projects CIVS students have been working on. Two of the projects demonstrated were the 3D Interactive traing program of a working blast furnace, a virtual reality safety program for the steel industry.read more ... Dr. Ralph O. Mueller, PNW Provost and Vice Chancellor and Visits CIVS
October 10, 2016
Dr. Chenn Q. Zhou, AIST Foundation Trustee, was interviewed for the October issue of AIST Iron & Steel Technology.read more ... Interview with Chenn Q. Zhou AIST Foundation Trustee
October 6, 2016
Over 40 members of Alverno-Compass Company came to the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation on October 6, 2016 to view an updated virtual tour of the renovations recently done at Alverno. CIVS students created a video that was developed into a two High Definition versions: 2D and 3D. A Virtual Reality and a touchscreen demo were also developed for the project.read more ... Alverno - Compass Group View Presentation at CIVS
October 5, 2016
The ArcelorMittal Energy Health Fair for employees took place at the Deerfield Training Center, in Burns harbor, Indiana, on October 5 and 6, 2016. The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) held a booth at the event to share information about some of the virtual training regarding safety.read more ... CIVS Holds Booth at ArcelorMittal Health and Energy Fair
September 30, 2016
On Friday, September 30th, 2016, The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and The Department of Mechanical & Civil Engineering sponsored a presentation given by Dr. Rama S.R. Gorla on Probabilistic Study of Fluid Structure Interaction in the Immersive Theater.read more ... Dr. Rama S.R. Gorla gives presentation on Probabilistic Study of Fluid Structure Interaction
September 28, 2016
The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation hosts chemistry classes in the 3D Immersive Theater for Purdue Northwest University chemistry students. Giving students a 3D immersive experience of molecules gives students a better understanding of molecules.read more ... PNW Chemistry students Recieve an Immersive 3D Learning Experience
September 26, 2016
As part of the Philosophy Matters Lecture Series, Dr. Howard Cohen, Chancellor Emeritus and professor of philosophy at Purdue University Northwest, gave a lecture Wednesday, September 28, at the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Innovation (CIVS). Dr. Cohen’s gave a lecture to audience of over 100 students, faculty members and members of the public. The focus of the lecture was on Ethics and Immigration.read more ... Philosophy Matters Lecture Series, featuring Chancellor Emeritus, Dr. Howard Cohen, held at CIVS
September 15, 2016
Two members of Purdue University Northwest, John Moreland, Senior Research Scientist for the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and Michelle Block, PhD, RN. for the Nursing Department, have been awarded the Don B. Daily Grant for a 3D interactive safety training program for the Steel Industry, “Interactive Training for Heavy Mobile Equipment Safety: Targeting Safety Attitudes and Beliefs.”read more ... PNW Awarded Don B. Daily Safety Grant for Interactive Safety Training Program
September 10, 2016
On Saturday, 9/10/16, the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) held a retreat for students and staff in preparation for the 2016 – 2017 school year, at Oak Ridge Prairie in Griffith, IN.read more ... CIVS holds Retreat at Oak Ridge Prairie
September 9, 2016
On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, the AIST-IMTC hosted its monthly meeting at Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation. A highlight of the meeting was presentations given by Dr. Chenn Zhou and CIVS students.read more ... AIST Ironmaking Technology Committee Hosts September Meeting at CIVS
August 31, 2016
USS Union safety/training representatives from United States Steel (USS) – Gary Works in Gary, Indiana, came to The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) on 8/31/16 for a presentation on safety projects related to ironmaking and the steel making industry. The 3D Blast Furnace, 3D interactive safety projects, and other projects using the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive were showcased.read more ... CIVS Presents USS -Gary Works with Safety Project Demonstrations
August 25, 2016
Every year, Purdue Northwest University holds Pride Week the first week of of the new school year, to kick off the new school year with games, music, food and fun and learn about some of the resources that PNW has to offer. The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation held a table at the Pride Week Rally. At the table, CIVS students gave demonstrations on a 3D monitor of some of the projects CIVS has worked on. If interested in working at CIVS please send your resume to CIVS@pnw.edu.read more ... CIVS Table at PNW Pride Week
August 24, 2016
At the safety summit, a presentation on Fall Protection Training & Visualization was given by Dr. Chenn Zhou, CIVS Research Engineer, Jichao “Mike” Wang and his fellow industry collaborator, Garett Page, Safety Coordinator for Steel Dynamics, Inc.read more ... CIVS holds Safety Seminar at Steel Dynamics Safety Summit
August 16, 2016
A Bismarck, North Dakota-based company is working with Purdue University Northwest to develop a process for converting waste products from steel mills into iron nuggets.
Carbontec Energy Corp. Chairman John Simmons told The Bismarck Tribune the company is looking for funds to build a $70 million plant in Northwest Indiana. That plant would employ 40 people initially at a 100,000 metric ton-per-year plant near the steel mills in Northwest Indiana.read more ... North Dakota company pursuing iron plant in northern Indiana
August 10, 2016
Bismarck-based Carbontec Energy Corp. is hitting pause on a Jamestown iron plant to pursue a new venture in northern Indiana.
The plant will employ 40 people initially and will be designed for a future expansion to 300,000 metric tons per year, at which point it would provide 100 jobs. Job skill requirements would be similar to those of a coal-fired power plant, Simmons said
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced a $300,000 grant to The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) at Purdue University Northwest, The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Carbontec, to utilize LLNL’s super computers and Purdue’s modeling expertise to optimize the design of the E-Iron Process furnace, which is expected to lower the cost of plant construction and improve energy efficiency.