News Articles

  • August 11, 2023

    CIVS Demonstration at ArcelorMittal’s Global Health and Safety Day

    On April 28, ArcelorMittal’s Global Health and Safety Day events included a demonstration of a CIVS virtual reality (VR) simulator that lets users experience fire safety scenarios. This simulator includes a real site and scenarios in a virtual environment.  It implements the industry standard PASS method (Pull the pin, Aim at the base of the flame, Squeeze the lever, Sweep back and forth) to extinguish a virtual fire.

  • August 11, 2023

    CIVS Presents Steel Research Results at METEC

    CIVS attended the European Steel Technology and Application Days (ESTAD) conference in Dusseldorf, Germany to present exciting new results in steel research. The 6th European Steel Technology and Application Days (ESTAD) 2023 ran in parallel with the METEC Trade Fair.

  • August 10, 2023

    Student Success Story: John Rosser

    Former CIVS graduate research assistant John Rosser, joined Raytheon Technologies in Tucson, Arizona as a Systems Engineer II.

  • August 4, 2023

    NSF RET Teachers Program Presented at ASEE National Conference

    CIVS Researcher John Moreland presented at the annual American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference in Baltimore, MD on June 28. The research poster focused on the 2022-23 year of the ongoing "Research Experiences for Teachers" program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • July 18, 2023

    U. S. Steel Visits CIVS to Trial New Crane Simulator For Operator Training

    Representatives from United States Steel Gary Works visited CIVS for a demonstration of the ongoing crane training simulator project in June.

  • July 5, 2023

    $7M IVBF Project Highlighted in DOE Review Meeting & Approved for Phase II

    CIVS was selected to provide one of two oral presentations to U.S. Department of Energy peer reviewers on the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office’s ongoing efforts in steelmaking research. Project PI, Research Associate Professor Tyamo Okosun, traveled to Washington D.C. on May 17th, 2023, to summarize efforts and activities in the $7M Integrated Virtual Blast Furnace project during performance period #1.

  • June 27, 2023

    CIVS Research Engineer Elected AIST Safety Committee Vice Chair

    Kyle Toth, Senior Research Engineer at CIVS, was elected Vice Chair of the Safety and Health Technology Committee during the committee’s meeting at AISTech2023.

  • June 19, 2023

    CIVS Hosts NSF RET Teachers for Third Year

    CIVS has kicked off its third year of hosting the NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program on Monday, June 12. The program is hosting STEM teachers from around the region and the country for six weeks as they learn to carry out research using advanced simulation and visualization tools to work on real world problems from industry.

  • June 1, 2023

    RET Teacher Leads Area High School Visit to Promote STEM Opportunities

    CIVS hosted Morton High School Juniors and Sophomores on May 18. The demonstration included simulation and visualization applications as well as hands-on VR experiences.

  • May 25, 2023

    CIVS Present 7 Papers and a Panel Discussion at AISTech 2023

    CIVS Researchers and collaborators delivered various technical papers and participated in a panel session at AISTech 2023 in Detroit, MI, from May 8 to May 11, 2023. AISTech 2023 featured technologies from all over the world that help steel producers to compete more effectively in today’s global market.