HAMMOND | Eight seniors at the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology are showcasing STEM-related learning projects they have developed over the past academic year at Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation.
Project presentations are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the CIVS theater, located in the Powers Computer Education Building, following a 4:30 p.m. reception and poster showcase.
Learning and working under the direction of PUC engineering graduate students, the HAST students are presenting four hands-on projects as part of their participation in the National Science Foundation-supported Project Lead the Way initiative.
Projects being presented are: “Virtual Downtown Hammond,” “Simulation, Modeling and Visualization of an Industrial Boiler,” “Educational Wind Energy Game App” and “3D Printing Techniques" on the development of a manual for the efficient use of the MakerBot 3D printer.
“Our students love this program, the independence and content of the projects,” HAST Principal Sean Egan said. “Because of this collaboration, HAST has experienced an increase in students applying at PUC and other universities.”