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Student-gathered data aiding coastal vulnerability research

Furr HS students gather data aiding vulnerability study

posted December 14, 2015
A group of students who attend Furr High School, which serves an east Houston industrial area prone to air pollution and flooding, are gathering local environmental data with help from Texas A&M urban planning faculty and graduate students.
Artist debuts large, acrylic art installation in Wright Gallery

Beili Liu debuts large, acrylic art installation

posted December 14, 2015
"Thin Air," a large-scale installation made of approximately 1,000 laser-cut pieces of acrylic by Austin artist Beili Liu will be displayed Jan. 25-March 9, 2016 at the Wright Gallery located in the Langford Architecture Center Building A.
CoSci ugrades its BIM CAVE in new Francis Hall headquarters

New BIM CAVE facilitates students' 3-D visualizations

posted December 14, 2015
Futuristic, immersive journeys through and around virtual 3-D buildings created by Texas A&M construction science students highlighted final reviews for a fall 2015 building information modeling class led by Julian Kang, associate professor of construction science.
CoSci professor to lead summer program for South Texas youth

CoSci prof to lead summer program for South Texas youth

posted December 14, 2015
Students from predominantly Hispanic South Texas high schools have an opportunity to learn about careers in construction management at a free U.S. Department of Education summer program designed and led by Co-Sci professor Edelmiro Escamilla.
College offering new Diversity Certificate for undergraduates

College offering new Diversity Certificate for undergraduates

posted December 14, 2015
Employers looking for graduates with the nuanced cultural knowledge and skills to successfully operate in a diverse world can seek former students who have completed the new Diversity Certificate program offered through the College of Architecture.
Bilbo earns AIC Klinger Award for education, research

Bilbo earns AIC Klinger Award for education, research

posted December 14, 2015
Decades of excellence as an educator and researcher at Texas A&M earned David Bilbo, professor of construction science, the prestigious W.A. Klinger Construction Education Award from the American Institute of Constructors.
Architecture professor named to  list of top-10 HVAC educators

Architecture prof named to list of top HVAC educators

posted December 14, 2015
Teaching excellence, inventiveness, and dedication to sustainability were cited as the top criteria for including Charles Culp, Texas A&M professor of architecture, in an online list of top-10 heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems educators.
Viz profs' visor software could enhance human sight, hearing

Viz professors' visor software to enhance human sight, hearing

posted December 8, 2015
The ability to see and hear beyond the spectrum of human sensitivity could be granted to those who don a Microsoft visor equipped with new software created by Carol LaFayette and Frederick Parke, visualization faculty members at Texas A&M University.
Study finds undersized IT budgets stifle building industry innovation

Survey: Undersized IT budgets stifling building industry

posted December 8, 2015
Undersized technology budgets in the construction industry are responsible for a lack of industry innovation, poor “cloud” security and other problems, according to an annual survey developed in part by two construction science faculty members.
 Play structures created by design students thrill toddlers at daycare

Student-designed playscapes thrill daycare children

posted December 8, 2015
When it’s playtime for children at the St. Thomas Aquinas Child Development Center, they’ll be able to frolic on four new play structures designed and built by students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
CoSci students make site visits during record-breaking field day

Students tour variety of sites across Texas for CoSci field day

posted December 8, 2015
Busses loaded with of upper-level construction science students fanned out across the state Nov. 13, 2015, setting a departmental field day record while providing students with views of the latest construction, material production and manufacturing practices.
CoSci LinkedIn group provides valuable resource for industry

CoSci Dept. LinkedIn to industry, alumni

posted December 8, 2015
A rapidly growing group of professionals from the construction industry and related fields have found a valuable resource in the LinkedIn business networking group managed by the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M University. In the four years since it launched, the group has expanded to almost 2,500 members.
Viz professor earns Montague  honor for teaching excellence

Viz professor earns Montague honor for teaching excellence

posted December 3, 2015
For heading a range of academic activities such as leading student development of natural interactions between people and computers, Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, assistant professor of visualization, was recognized as a Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar.
Competition yields designs for multifaceted community center

Design contest yields multipurpose center for historic city block

posted December 2, 2015
An almost empty lot near downtown Bryan, home to two of the city’s oldest buildings, is transformed into a new, versatile community center in several designs imagined this fall in a Texas A&M graduate architecture student design competition.
'Milky Way’ installation on exhibit through January at Bryan museum

Design prof turns milk jugs into art at Bryan museum

posted December 2, 2015
In “Milky Way,” an art installation crafted from recycled plastic milk jugs, artist Weiling He, an associate professor of architecture at Texas A&M University, demonstrates how “design and labor can transform common household waste — the ugly — into the beautiful.”