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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.
Artists to fuse science, tech, art in March 5-8 Wright Gallery exhibit

Artists to fuse tech, science in Wright Gallery art exhibit

posted February 12, 2018
“Anna Dumitriu and Alex May: Recent Works,” a multimedia exhibit exploring the nexus of art, science and technology through the transcendent work of these two artists, is set for March 5 – 8 at the Wright Gallery on Texas A&M University’s campus.
Artists’ lectures, workshops eye nexus of art, science, technology

Artists melding tech, science to host workshops, lectures

posted February 12, 2018
Anna Dumitriu and Alex May, acclaimed artists fusing art, science and technology to produce captivating multimedia art, will share their innovative techniques in a series of public lectures, demonstrations and interactive workshops set for March 6 – 8.
Viz seniors use interactive design to connect majors, staff of college

Viz students create interactive design to connect college

posted December 5, 2017
Using magnets, yarn and striking graphic design, three Texas A&M visualization seniors created an interactive exhibit, “We are One,” to demonstrate the connectivity of the College of Architecture family.
Micro-manufacturing initiative earns NSF Convergence Award

Micro-manufacturing initiative earns NSF Convergence Award

posted September 12, 2017
To investigate the viability of micro-manufacturing in the United States, the National Science Foundation tapped Francis Quek, professor of visualization at Texas A&M, as one of 23 recipients of a $100,000 Convergence Award.
Teacher ‘making’ workshop aids study, promotes STEM education

Teacher 'making’ workshop fosters STEM education

posted June 19, 2017
Local elementary school teachers are stocking up on hardware supplies and brainstorming new lesson plans after learning basic programming, electronics and 3-D printing at a three-day workshop hosted June 12–14 by Texas A&M Department of Visualization faculty.
Viz professor receives honorary degree from visual arts college

Fine arts college presents honorary doctorate to viz prof

posted June 6, 2016
For leading a movement to engage art with science in education and research, Carol LaFayette, a visualization professor at Texas A&M University, recently received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia.
Visualization profs NSF-funded STEM-to-STEAM effort prompts Academies to green-light study

Transdisciplinary education getting boost from Viz prof

posted April 12, 2016
The green-lighting of a high-level study investigating the value of integrating arts and humanities into science and technology education is a milestone in the transdisciplinary education movement, said Carol LaFayette, a visualization professor at Texas A&M.
Public helps create topographic maps of emotions on GIS Day

Public helps create topographic maps of emotions

posted November 12, 2015
As part of GIS Day at Texas A&M, the public helped artists, geographers and urban planners map some of the less tangible features of the Bryan/College Station landscape as they work to create a geospatial record of the region’s emotional topography.
Viz profs joined peers seeking solutions at art-science nexus

Viz reps break down art, science barriers at confab

posted September 29, 2015
An upcoming event focused on the nexus of art and science attracted influential leaders from both worlds, including Carol LaFayette, a professor of visualization at Texas A&M University, and head of the Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design.
Beach walking-figures’ creator to lecture at Texas A&M on Nov. 18

Beach walking-figures’ creator to lecture on Nov. 18

posted August 31, 2015
Dutch artist Theo Jansen will discuss Strandbeests, sculptures he makes with PVC pipe and wind-catching sails that resemble giant animals walking on the beach, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 in Rudder Theatre.
Real, virtual sculptures created in kids' camp co-sponsored by IAC

Sculptures made in summer camp sponsored by IAC

posted August 24, 2015
Miniature monsters inhabited real and virtual worlds after their creation by high school-age students in a 2015 summer camp co-sponsored by Texas A&M’s Institute for Applied Creativity.
College faculty, staffers reveal creative pursuits at IAC event

Creative pursuits are revealed at IAC event in Stafford Theater

posted March 27, 2015
Faculty and staff from the Texas A&M College of Architecture discussed their creative pursuits March 10, 2015 in a unique presentation format at a downtown Bryan event co-sponsored by the Institute for Applied Creativity.
Toys, plants provide alternative digital interface for kids, elderly

Viz Lab developing alternative interface for digital interaction

posted March 10, 2015
Instead of using keyboards, mice and screens to interface with digital technology, young children and the elderly are delightfully using stuffed toys and plants developed at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization.