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CoSci students’ presentations impress industry professionals

Presentations from CoSci students impress builders

posted December 15, 2014
Three groups of 14 fourth-year construction science students from Texas A&M University made a “positive and powerful” impression on construction industry executives with Dec. 2 presentations detailing schedules and safety protocols for the construction of a natural gas refinery on the Texas Gulf Coast.
TAMU team refines software to help visually impaired readers

TAMU researchers refine iPad software to aid sight impaired

posted December 3, 2014
Refinements improving the experience of visually impaired people using iPads as reading devices were developed by Francis Quek, Texas A&M professor of visualization, and Yasmine N. El-Glaly, assistant professor of computer science at Port Said University in Egypt.
Design, LAND students to unveil outpatient, sports facility designs

Students to unveil outpatient, sports facility designs

posted December 3, 2014
Design concepts created by Texas A&M architecture and landscape architecture students for a new outpatient and sports medicine facility in the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children will be unveiled Dec. 3 and 5 in College Station and Dec. 8 in Dallas.
AIA Fellow Duffy Stanley ’48 dies, leaving notable legacy in El Paso

FAIA Stanley ’48 leaves impressive legacy in El Paso

posted November 26, 2014
Duffy Stanley, 91, who earned a bachelor of architecture degree at Texas A&M in 1948, passed away Sept. 27, 2014 after decades of shaping the El Paso, Texas region with his design, planning and preservation efforts.
Center for Teaching Excellence taps prof as Montague scholar

Teaching excellence nets prof Montague scholar recognition

posted November 26, 2014
For active, constructive engagement with his students, Jun-Hyun Kim, an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University, was named a 2014-15 Montague – Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar.
‘Mystery of Art’ exhibits features college prof’s art at Wright Gallery

Wright Gallery show explores ‘Mystery of Art’ through Dec. 20

posted November 14, 2014
“Mystery of Art,” an exhibit featuring drawings and paintings by Russell Reid ‘89, runs through Dec. 20 at the Wright Gallery on the second floor of building A in the Langford Architecture Center. A reception for Reid will be held at the gallery 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18.
GIS software developer to keynote Texas A&M’s GIS Day celebration

GIS software head to keynote Texas A&M GIS Day celebration

posted November 14, 2014
Clint Brown ’78, director of software products at Esri, the world’s leading developer of geographic information system applications, will keynote Texas A&M’s GIS Day festivities 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Memorial Student Center Room 2300E.
CoSci prof, students aiming to build world’s tallest Lego tower

CoSci prof, students aim to build world’s tallest Lego tower

posted November 12, 2014
John Nichols, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science, is seeking $12,000 to build the world’s tallest freestanding Lego structure, which will be 150-foot tall and composed of 70,000 Lego blocks.
Students sketch portrayals of 19th century Native American history

Students sketch portrayals of Native American history

posted November 11, 2014
Students in a fall 2014 figure drawing class led by Robert Schiffhauer, associate professor of architecture, created sketches from reenactments in a dark period of 19th century Native American life.
Students explore moviemaking animation software in workshop

LIVE Lab workshop explores high-end animation software

posted November 11, 2014
Visualization students created computer-animated objects with Houdini, the same software used to make blockbuster movies such as “Frozen,” at an Oct. 17-19, 2014 workshop hosted by Texas A&M’s Learning Interactive Visualization Experience Lab.
Students push boundaries of design in spring 2014 studio

Studio concepts push design boundaries

posted November 11, 2014
Texas A&M environmental design students pushed beyond the boundaries of traditional design, digitally formulating objects aimed at reconceptualizing building forms in a spring 2014 studio led by Gabriel Esquivel, Texas A&M associate professor of architecture.
Doctoral student earns awards for organizing 'Dialogo on the Border'

Doctoral student honored for 'Dialogo on Border' planning

posted November 10, 2014
Edna Ledesma, a doctoral student in the Urban and Regional Sciences program at Texas A&M, earned two awards at a state planning conference for her role organizing Dialogo on the Border, an April 2013 conference in Brownsville, Texas.
Wright Gallery '14-15 exhibitions showcase seven acclaimed artists

Wright Gallery 2014-15 lineup features seven noted artists

posted November 10, 2014
Exhibits showcasing a the work of seven accomplished artists will run through spring 2015 at the College of Architecture’s Wright Gallery, located on the second floor of Langford Building A at Texas A&M University's College Station campus.
Houston's 610 Loop tops TTI list of state’s congested roadways

Houston's 610 Loop tops TTI list of state’s congested roadways

posted November 4, 2014
The Interstate 610 west loop in Houston has secured the dubious honor of the most congested roadway in Texas in an annual Texas A&M Transportation Institute study of congestion in almost 1800 roadways throughout the state.
Donated nature preserve serves university as 'living' classroom

Donated nature area will serve LAUP as 'living' classroom

posted November 4, 2014
A nature preserve near campus, gifted to the university by the late David E. Schob, a beloved history professor, will serve as a “living” classroom supporting landscape architecture and park and tourism sciences students' design and research projects.