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.
August 5, 2016
On Friday August 5, 2016, Ron Delhaye, a mentor with UPportunity, a nonprofit mentorship program, brought students to visit the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) for brief overview of the CIVS facilities, and the process to create 3D simulations.
While here, students spoke with CIVS staff about 3D Visualization and received free software to get started on 3D Visualization.read more ... UPportunity Students visit CIVS
August 4, 2016
Dr. Chenn Zhou, Director of the Center for Innovation through Visualization And Simulation (CIVS) at Purdue Northwest – Calumet Campus, gave a presentation at the NIPSCO Executive Energy Summit on August 4, 2016, at the Sand Creek Country Club, in Chesterton, IN.
Dr. Zhou quoted from F. Barnard (1921) ” If “a picture is worth a thousand words”, then an interactive simulation is worth a thousand pictures”.
August 4, 2016
Dr. Chenn Zhou, Director of the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), gave a presentation on “Numerical Simulation of Raceway Formation in Blast Furnace”, at the 7th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2016), August 1-4, 2016 in Berkley, CA.
The ICCM is an international conference providing an international forum for exchanging ideas on recent advances in areas related to computational methods, numerical modeling & simulation, as well as their applications in engineering and science.read more ... Dr. Zhou Presents at the 7th International Conference on Computational Methods
August 3, 2016
Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) is taking its commitment to the community to a new reality through its work producing innovative solutions to industrial and research challenges across Indiana and the nation.read more ... Story on CIVS posted on Higher Education Today
July 22, 2016
Engineers from Hatch Ltd. (Toronto, Canada) visited the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation on July 21-22, 2016, to gain more insight on the working of a blast furnace.read more ... Hatch Ltd. Visits CIVS on July 21-22, 2016
July 21, 2016
July 20, 2016
While at the PNW-Calumet Campus, students had the opportunity to visit CIVS to view a presentation, in the 3D Immersive Theater, on an overview of CIVS and health-related projects CIVS has worked on.read more ... PNW Mc Nair - Project Outreach & Prevention Students Visit CIVS
July 19, 2016
The Purdue University Northwest Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and its collaborators have been awarded an $869,180 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program for their project, “Troubleshooting and Safety Simulator for Wind Turbine Technician Education.”
This project will develop and implement a web-based 3-D wind turbine simulator as well as education modules that will help transform teaching practices in community college wind energy programs across the country.read more ... CIVS and Collaborators will Develop Wind Turbine Technician Education
July 15, 2016
On July 15, 2016 U. S. Steel executives Jim Bruno, Senior Vice President – Automotive Solutions (Troy, Michigan); Jim Gray, General Manager, Great Lakes Works (Ecorse, Michigan); Mark Tabler, General Manager, Gary Works (Gary, Indiana); Kevin Zeik, Senior Research Fellow, R&D, and Joe Vehec, Research Consultant, (Munhall, Pennsylvania) visited CIVS to get updates on the progress for the seven consortium projects as well as future collaboration.read more ... U. S. Steel Executives Visit CIVS for Consortium Updates
July 15, 2016
On July 15, 2016, USS executives visited CIVS to get updates on the progress for the seven consortium projects and to discuss future collaboration.read more ... U. S. Steel Executives Visit CIVS for Consortium Updates
July 8, 2016
HAMMOND, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) has been selected to become part of a national manufacturing network designed to fuel industry growth and innovation.
As part of the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (SMII), recently announced by President Obama, the Purdue Northwest CIVS research center joins nearly 200 partners representing academia, industry and non-profits across more than 30 states. The institute’s task is to further the area of advanced manufacturing technology, including a supporting workforce and an education pipeline.read more ... PNW Part of National Manufacturing Initiative