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Viz prof’s advocacy culminates in NASEM report supporting STEAM

National Academies champion education merging art, science

posted June 21, 2018
A recent National Academies report championing the integration of science and the arts validates a Texas A&M visualization professor's multi-year National Science Foundation-funded initiative to elevate the role of art and design in STEM fields.
Texas A&M team uses robot to design, build complex structure

TAMU team uses robot to design complex structure

posted June 19, 2018
Working with an industrial scale robot and polystyrene blocks at the renowned Autodesk BUILD Space in Boston, a Texas A&M team is developing a full-scale, light-weight vault structure from interlocking and uniquely dimensioned structural modules.
Student project featured on World Landscape Architecture website

Student's project showcased on international blog

posted June 5, 2018
A Texas A&M student's design proposal for a coastal Texas city’s commercial and residential development, including natural and engineered solutions to prevent flooding, was featured on WLA, an international website showcasing student and professional work.
CoSci prof earns grant to aid firefighters through wayfinding

CoSci prof to make firefighting safer with VR wayfinding

posted May 30, 2018
First responders’ lives depend on their ability to navigate structures during a emergency — a task Jing “Eric” Du, assistant professor of construction science, aims to make easier and safer with wayfinding research funded by a $220,000 NSF grant.
College deans urge participation in 2018  DesignIntelligence survey

DesignIntelligence survey underway; participation urged

posted May 7, 2018
In a letter to current and former students, two College of Architecture deans strongly encourage all who are qualify to participate in the 2018 DesignIntelligence survey that will rank America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools.
Texas A&M again ranked among nation’s top animation schools

Texas A&M ranked with top animation schools in nation

posted May 5, 2018
For the fourth consecutive year, Texas A&M was recognized as one of the nation’s top animation schools, placing third among public institutions, second in the Southwest and first in Texas in lists created by Animation Career Review, a career resource website.
TAMU art academy funds faculty projects for artistic enrichment

TAMU art academy funds faculty artistic enrichment projects

posted May 5, 2018
Humanity’s multilayered relationship with the sun will be further explored by visual artist Krista Steinke, instructional assistant professor of visualization, with a $7,500 grant from the Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts at Texas A&M University.
Viz professor's nature video nets Global Independent Film Award

Viz prof’s nature film earns international indie film honor

posted April 26, 2018
A glimpse into nature’s life cycle captured on video by Carol LaFayette, Texas A&M professor of visualization, earned a prestigious 2018 Global Independent Film Award recognizing excellence in environmental filmmaking.
Motivational viz prof recognized for transformational teaching

Viz prof honored for transformational teaching excellence

posted April 26, 2018
Sherman Finch, an uncompromising Texas A&M visualization educator and artist known for his tough, on target critiques and for passionately compelling students to reach their potential and follow their bliss, earned a Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence award.
Van Zandt takes LAUP dept. helm

Van Zandt takes helm of LAUP department

posted April 11, 2018
Shannon Van Zandt, a distinguished educator, researcher, author and administrator who joined the Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty in 2005, is the new head of the university’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.
Arch prof helping Kazakhstan redefine its cultural identity

Arch professor helps Kazakhstan rebrand its cultural identity

posted April 9, 2018
In the emerging Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, Stephen Caffey, a Texas A&M architecture professor, is advising an artist-led initiative promoting the country’s storied history, cultural diversity and aspirations.
CoSci study abroad students build replicas of iconic buildings in UK

CoSci study abroad students construct building replicas

posted March 19, 2018
Texas A&M construction science students studying abroad in the UK battled chilly, windy, rainy weather as they built scaled-down replicas of two iconic European buildings at Constructionarium, which provides students with a “hands on” building experience.
Interdisciplinary design charrette brings undergraduates together

Space design contest unites students from multiple disciplines

posted March 9, 2018
Multidisciplinary student teams vied to reimagine a space adjacent to the Langford Architecture Center as part of the Feb. 23 – 25 Harold L. Adams Interdisciplinary Charrette for Undergrads, a Texas A&M College of Architecture design competition.
Tech’s building industry impact was subject of March 8 CoSci event

Tech’s impact on builders was focus of March 8 events

posted March 2, 2018
Technology’s growing impact on the building industry was explored March 8, 2018 at the JBKnowledge ConTech Roadshow, a daylong Department of Construction Science event at Texas A&M’s Francis Hall.
Texas A&M ranked with top illustration schools in nation

Texas A&M ranked top Texas illustration school, 18th in U.S.

posted February 27, 2018
Texas A&M is one of the top illustration and drawing schools in the country, according to a new ranking complied by The Art Career Project, an online resource for student and professional artists.