As tens of thousands of Texans undergo a long, difficult recovery from Hurricane Harvey, numerous faculty and students initiatives at Texas A&M University are helping individuals and communities learn how to emerge from the damage and mitigate the effects of future disasters.
As Harvey’s record-setting rainfall inundated coastal Texas, expert researchers in natural disaster planning, recovery and sustainability at Texas A&M, through analysis and numerous media interviews, described how land development practices exacerbated the flooding and prescribed actions to mitigate future disasters.
Guests at a the Trash Makeover Challenge, a unique Austin fashion show, posed for selfies and other photos in front of a giant, interactive backdrop fashioned by Texas A&M environmental design students from recyclable cups, bottles, cans and other refuse.
Texas A&M graduate visualization students spent the summer creating four virtual reality games from scratch with guidance from industry experts at Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB, an industry leader in Immersive Entertainment production.
With performances including a hip-hop homage to Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” the Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts’ 2017-18 season is heading for new heights under the direction of Weiling He, associate professor of architecture.
A design for a coastal League City, Texas development that includes natural and engineered solutions to prevent flooding earned its creator, Zixu Qiao ’17, a highly coveted 2017 award from the American Society of Landscape Architecture.
The 19th annual College of Architecture Research Symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” is set for Oct. 23 in the Langford Architecture Center’s Preston Geren Auditorium. It showcases research and creative work by college faculty and doctoral students.