Summary Purdue University Calumet's Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation undergraduate students Hannah Amor, Stephen Builta, and Michael Garcia won first place last week for a student project presentation at the Association for Iron and Steel Technology's AISTech 2014 conference in Indianapolis. "These are essential first steps toward building the research infrastructure necessary to sustain a healthy, innovative advanced manufacturing sector - one that invents, demonstrates, prototypes and produces here, in the U.S." The new steel consortium will work toward long-range industry-wide technical solutions that steelmakers and suppliers can use to increase efficiency, reduce production costs and improve quality, Zhou said. Companies such as ArcelorMittal and U.S. Steel will sit down and identify research projects that would benefit everyone in the U.S. steel industry, which contributes $17.5 billion a year to the economy and is directly and indirectly responsible for 1 million jobs.
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Summary Two courses - "Fraud Investigation" and "Criminology & Legal Issues" - will be offered this fall Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, respectively, beginning Aug. 26. The third course, "Fraud Data Analysis," is scheduled in the spring, followed next summer by "Advanced Fraud Investigation."
Summary After a successful run last year, Purdue University Calumet Director of Intramurals Matt Dudzik decided to bring back a friendly gardening competition. Sullivan and Jarecki's garden was one of eight gardens to be included in the competition. All the gardens are a small 6x8 foot plot located in the front of the Fitness and Recreation Building on campus.
Summary Wayne and eventually Purdue University North Central in expanding access to offer the DNP campus-based program currently available in West Lafayette. . The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved the collaborative program, the first doctoral offering the commission has granted at regional universities.
Summary At a Purdue University-Calumet seminar Tuesday, nearly 100 educators, administrators, and business people will be among those on hand to discuss going beyond the ADA and exploring universal design, the philosophy of building barrier-free environments to promote education for everyone, before people with extra needs even ask for them. Universal design is making sure there are no barriers for everyone to learn, she said. That may include instructors relying on videos with captions, building in extra time for test-taking for students with learning disabilities, or flexible attendance policies for veterans struggling with PTSD.
Summary Northwest Indiana inductees, including their city/town of residence and academic major are: Assem Nasser Alotaibi, of Munster, mechanical engineering technology; Chandler Gill, of Highland, mechanical engineering technology; Michael Pilch, of Schererville, mechanical engineering technology; Nasser Thaar Alqahtani, of Crown Point, mechanical engineering technology; Rashed Mohammed A Almarri, of Hammond, mechanical engineering technology; Robert Deere, of Portage, mechanical engineering technology; Sallal Aldawsari, of Munster, mechanical engineering technology; and Urvashi Gupta, of Hammond, electrical engineering technology. Inductees from northeast Illinois are: Alejandro Madrigal, of Joliet, electrical engineering technology; Chris Spesia, of Manhattan, mechanical engineering technology; Keith Pullen, of Flossmoor, construction management and engineering technology; Kyle Graben, of Palos Park, mechanical engineering technology; and Tavia Smith, of Crete, electrical engineering technology.
Summary Other guest artists included a pianist, a trombonist, a singer and poets -- representing alumni, parents and members of the music community. Pieces that were featured in the exhibit "Believe in the Infinite" at the Hammond Art Center in March were also on display.
Summary More students were scheduled to visit CIVS on Friday. The competition has the theme "Superheroes"; the Boy Scouts chose an Avengers theme, the YWCA a Transformers theme, and the Boys and Girls Club a Wonder Woman theme.
Summary More information is available by contacting PUC Educational Talent Search Director Jimmie Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org or (219) 989-2460. Educational Talent Search is a federally-funded program designed to identify and assist students from first generation, prospective college families and low income/other disadvantaged backgrounds who have demonstrated potential to succeed in higher education.
Summary People in Northwest Indiana may know Purdue University Calumet in Hammond and Purdue North Central in Westville, but will soon know both as Purdue University Northwest. According to a press release from PUC and PNC, the Purdue Board of Trustees on Friday approved Purdue University Northwest as the name of the unified Calumet and North Central campuses.
Summary The merger of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central took another step forward Friday as the board of trustees approved a new name for the combined campuses: Purdue University Northwest. "Because this process will take two or three years before we're truly complete, the expectation is we'll be able to do the vast majority of this simply through attrition," he said. The next step in the unification process to get approval from the Higher Learning Commission, the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
Summary The Jennie Hamilton Endowed Scholarship's namesake is a 2003 PUCt alumna who died in a cycling accident while training for the Ironman Triathlon. The scholarship was created by Hamilton's family and friends to honor her memory and advance her legacy of health, fitness and education.