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Undergraduates sharpen research skills in summer '15 NSF program

Undergraduates sharpen research skills in program

posted August 31, 2015
Undergraduate students interested in careers as planning or sociology researchers sharpened their research skills in summer 2015 with help from Texas A&M faculty during a 6-week Research Experience for Undergraduates program.
McLaughlin interview featured on Animation Career Review site

Animation site posts viz program dialogue with McLaughlin

posted August 4, 2015
The history and future of visualization education at Texas A&M were two of many topics Tim McLaughlin, head of the Department of Visualization, discussed in an interview posted on the Animation Career Review website.
Students design, build ‘tiny’ homes for Austin homeless

Students display tiny homes on campus

posted May 6, 2015
Miniature residences destined to house the chronically homeless designed and built by Texas A&M environmental design and undergraduate construction science students will be publicly displayed from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. May 14 and 15 at Rudder Plaza.
Texas A&M ranked with top animation schools in nation

Texas A&M named among U.S.’s top animation schools

posted May 4, 2015
Within weeks of gaining prominence among the world’s best game design schools, Texas A&M was ranked as one of the nation’s best animation schools, placing third among public institutions in a 2015 analysis conducted by Animation Career Review, an online career resource for aspiring animators, game designers and digital artists.
Texas Target Communities helping two Texas towns

Two Texas towns helped by Texas Target Communities

posted March 30, 2015
Two small Texas communities are shaping their futures with help from Texas A&M’s Texas Target Communities program, which aids municipalities that lack urban planning resources available to larger cities.
CoSci occupies historic Francis Hall after $10 million renovation

CoSci moves into Francis Hall after $10 million renovation

posted March 26, 2015
The $10 million transformation of historic Francis Hall, the new headquarters for the Department of Construction Science, will be celebrated with a dedication at 12:30 p.m. April 9 in the College Station Hilton followed by an open house at Francis Hall.
Former students’ short film to be screened at film fest in Germany

Former students’ 3-D film to be screened at German film festival

posted March 25, 2015
An award-winning, 3-D short film created by two former Texas A&M visualization students has been selected for screening in a prestigious German film festival.
Texas A&M gains stature among top video game design schools

Viz program gaining rep for video game design education

posted March 24, 2015
Widely known as a fertile training ground for Hollywood special effects professionals, the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University is rapidly gaining stature among the nation’s leading programs in video game design.
Vizzers to unleash creativity at  Viz-a-GoGo 22 May 6-9 in Bryan

Viz-a-GoGo 22 set for May 6-9 in Bryan

posted March 13, 2015
Viz-a-GoGo, the annual showcase of digital wizardry conjured by graduate visualization students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture, will be staged in downtown Bryan May 6-9.
Semester abroad experience called 'profound, life-changing'

For many students semester abroad is life-changing

posted March 2, 2015
For the last 15 years, undergraduate College of Architecture students have spent a mandatory long semester abroad. An article in the Nov. 13, 2014 issue of The Texas A&M Foundation’s Spirit magazine, showcases the value of spending a “semester away.”
Student-built tiny homes destined to house Austin area homeless

Student-built tiny homes destined to house homeless

posted January 29, 2015
Texas A&M students are building build two “tiny houses” — a broad term generally referring to residences 300 square feet or less — that will be donated to a group providing affordable, sustainable housing for disabled, chronically homeless people in Central Texas.
Lecture series explores health environments, facility design in Latin America and the Caribbean

Speakers to discuss health facility design in Latin America

posted January 15, 2015
Leading designers and healthcare administrators from North and South America will discuss Latin American and Caribbean healthcare facility design in the Spring 2015 Architecture for Health Lecture Series at Texas A&M.
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.
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.
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.