The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS)
Founded in 2009, the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) is a multidisciplinary center that combines advanced simulation techniques with 3D visualization and virtual-reality technologies.
Welcome from the Director
I am excited to be working with key representatives of the American steel industry to develop and implement innovative technical solutions that help promote efficient steel manufacturing and overcome barriers to industry growth and advancement. The establishment of the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium provides a venue for industry experts and academics to perform collaborative research on the use of advanced methods of simulation and visualization to address efficiency, reliability, process design, product quality, and other aspects of manufacturing, in a pre-competitive environment. Purdue University Northwest has a long history of working with the steel industry, and this consortium is taking our involvement to a new level. The consortium also offers unprecedented opportunities for our students to learn through direct involvement with steel company representatives and to become acquainted with the employment potential of American manufacturing.
CIVS Goals and Objectives
To collaborate with faculty and staff in developing research and education activities in visualization and simulation by:
- Providing technical support to research staff and research assistants
- Providing facilities and seed grants
- Helping with proposal writing including developing ideas, identifying collaborators, identifying funding sources, organizing and reviewing proposals, and providing supporting letters, etc.
- Continuously developing infrastructures and technologies
- Acquiring more external funding and grants for the long-term sustainability of CIVS
- Maintaining a nationally recognized presence
- Providing resources for education, community, and industry outreach
- Providing an experiential learning experience to students