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
July 5, 2016
On July 5, 2016, Students from the Engineering Technology Workshop for High School Students came to the 3D Immersive Theater in CIVS to view presentations on engineering projects. Students gained an overview on how 3D visualization and simulation can be utilized and improve engineering overall.read more ... Engineering Technology Workshop for High School Students
July 1, 2016
Purdue Northwest – Calumet is an Academic Partner of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC). The institute will fuel industry growth nationwide using more than $140 million in public-private investments to develop advanced manufacturing technology and support a workforce and education pipeline. Read the White House Fact Sheet!read more ... PNW-Calumet Academic Partner of SMLC awarded Dept. of Energy's Smart Manufacturing Institute
June 21, 2016
Purdue University Northwest – Calumet Campus hosted a free workshop for middle school and high school teachers, on June 20-24, 2016. The goal of the workshop was to help increase student interaction in the classroom and increase student interest in applied sciences.read more ... Science Teachers Visit Immersive Theater at CIVS
June 9, 2016
The invitation-only forum hosted representatives from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri and Minnesota. In attendance was Indiana Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb.
A welcome was given by Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, Chief Scientist and Executive Director of the Discovery Park and Purdue University President Mitch Daniels. Díaz de la Rubia said “This Innovation Forum will bring together leaders from federal, state and local governments, industry, national labs, academia, and non-governmental organizations to discuss paths forward to accelerate innovation in the region,”.read more ... Regional Clean Energy Innovation Forum at Purdue University
June 7, 2016
On Monday June 6, 2016 the Steel Manufacturing Consortium (SMSVC) held its Semi-Annual project and board meetings at the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) at Purdue University Northwest – Calumet Campus, in Hammond, Indiana. There were over 30 attendees from the nine consortium members representing steel producers and suppliers from the U.S and Canada.read more ... Semi-Annual Project and Board Meetings for Steel Manufacturing Consortium held at CIVS
June 6, 2016
The College of Engineering and Sciences hosted a summer engineering camp at Purdue University Northwest – Calumet Campus during two sessions. The first session, June 6-10, 2016 for middle school students. The second session, June 13-17, 2016 for high school students. The engineering summer camp used hands on interactive activities learning and experimentation.read more ... Engineering Summer Camp at Purdue University Northwest - Calumet Campus
May 31, 2016
CIVS participated in a number of activities at the 2016 Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AISTech) Conference, held in Pittsburgh, PA. CIVS staff and students presented 7 technical papers, 3 posters, and 1 oral presentation.read more ... CIVS Participated in a Number of Activities at AISTech 2016 Conference
April 28, 2016
The Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce highlighted the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) at their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 28, 2016.read more ... Purdue Steel Consortium to generate ideas, keep mills competitive
April 19, 2016
Dr. Chenn Zhou was an invited panelist for a session titled The Revolution in Modeling and Simulation for Engineer for the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the American Association of Engineering Societies’ Convocation of the Professional Engineering Societies on Monday, April 18th in Washington D.C.read more ... Dr. Zhou Panelist for NAE Convocation