Purdue Northwest’s CIVS Team Earns Grand Prize Award at Steel Industry Conference

June 26, 2018

Grad Student Kyle Toth Presents Prize Winning Steel Industry Video

Graduate research assistant Kyle Toth led the student team from Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation that produced a grand prize-winning video awarded at AISTech 2018, the steel industry’s premiere international technology conference.

Association for Iron & Steel Technology recognizes student video

A student engineering team from Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) received the grand prize award in the 2018 International “Real Steel” Marketing Video Challenge, sponsored by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation.

The team’s captain, Kyle Toth, is a graduate research assistant who received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from PNW in 2016 and he is currently pursuing a master’s degree, in addition to serving as president of PNW’s student Material Advantage Chapter. CIVS Senior Research Scientist John Moreland was also part of the video production team.

The competition challenged students to research the steel industry and produce a three-minute video educating viewers on advanced technologies in steelmaking.

CIVS Director Chenn Zhou, Ph.D., said, “We’re very proud to have our CIVS team recognized on such a prestigious stage for their effort, which we also feel reflects on the quality and approach our CIVS teams bring to projects across the board.”

The CIVS team’s winning video was shown at AISTech 2018, the steel industry’s premiere international technology conference and exposition, held in Philadelphia in May. More than 7,000 industry leaders and technical professionals attended the three-day event. In addition, Toth was accepted into the graduate student poster competition.

View the winning video here.

Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation

Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) is an interdisciplinary applied research center that combines advanced simulation techniques with 3D visualization and virtual reality technologies to produce innovative solutions in response to real-world industrial, research, and community challenges. Further information about CIVS is available here.