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Design Process students nab top spots in annual idea competition

Design Process students excel in Ideas Challenge

posted June 6, 2014
An idea incentivizing physical fitness, recycling and public transit use and another enhancing fireplace heat distribution, both hatched in a class taught at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, were among the winning entries in a campus idea competition.
Visualization students’ exhibits promote art, science symbiosis

Viz students’ exhibits promote art, science symbiosis at D.C. fest

posted April 30, 2014
Interactive exhibits merging art and science created by Texas A&M visualization students encouraged kids to explore nature, physics and color theory at a booth sponsored by the Institute for Applied Creativity at the Science and Engineering Fest in Washington, D.C.
Creativity institute co-sponsoring ocean pollution exhibit contest

Creativity institute co-hosting pollution exhibit contest

posted January 28, 2014
An all expense-paid trip to the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington D.C., in April awaits the winner of a contest, co-sponsored by the Institute for Applied Creativity, to create a festival exhibit informing kids about plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.
TAMU initiative draws renowned researcher to visualization faculty

Viz program hires renowned scholar

posted December 6, 2013
Francis Quek, who joined the Department of Visualization in the fall 2013 semester as part of an initiative by The Texas A&M System to attract top-notch faculty, will heighten the department’s involvement regarding the interaction between people and technology.
‘Designist’ discussed art’s role in transforming urban, rural sites

'Designist’ discussed changing urban, rural sites at Nov. 6 lecture

posted October 29, 2013
Frances Whitehead, a self-described “designist,” talked about how she combines art and design to help transform distressed urban and rural sites at a Nov. 6 public lecture.
Movement to integrate science, art education gathering STEAM

Initiative fusing arts, technology education gains momentum

posted September 18, 2013
A remarkably diverse coalition including national science, arts and education groups assembled by Carol LaFayette, associate professor of visualization at Texas A&M, is advocating for the inclusion of the arts in science and technical education, an idea gaining traction among educators across the United States.
SEAD conference champions integrating art, science learning

Prof organizes art, science education national confab

posted May 3, 2013
Strategies for incorporating art and design in science and technical education and vice versa were discussed at a May 16 Washington D.C. conference organized by the network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design (SEAD).
OPAS anniversary exhibit bases  designed, fabricated at college

College contributes to exhibit revisiting OPAS productions

posted March 7, 2013
Students designed and fabricated display stands for a Forsyth Galleries photo exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of MSC-OPAS with images from four decades of performing arts venues the organization has shared with Brazos Valley residents.
Grant funds Startup Aggieland student-ran business incubator

Startup Aggieland business incubator gets funding boost

posted March 6, 2013
Entrepreneurial education and opportunities offered to students at Texas A&M will receive a major upgrade from a three year, $300,000 Tier One Program grant from the Office of the Dean of Faculties and the Associate Provost.
Four Texas A&M student teams seek votes in Dell competition

Four student teams seeking votes in Dell innovation contest

posted March 6, 2013
Innovative ideas from four Texas A&M student teams that could revolutionize conditions in the Third World and expand educational opportunities for nontraditional students have reached the semifinal round in a national innovation contest.
NSF network building momentum to blend art and science learning

NSF group melding art, science learning

posted February 6, 2013
The national Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts & Design, headed by Carol LaFayette, associate professor of visualization, is advancing the STEM to STEAM movement: adding art and design components, the "A," to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
Teacher workshop eyed melding arts with math, science curricula

Teacher workshop melds arts with science and math

posted February 1, 2013
Texas educators in grades K-12 gathered to develop curricula incorporating the arts and creative thinking into science, technology engineering and math (STEM) classes during a March 9-10 workshop hosted by Texas A&M’s Institute for Applied Creativity.
Alum foresees clothing of future integrated with technology

Alum sees trend toward wearable technology

posted January 16, 2013
Digital devices in the very near future won’t just be handheld, said a former Texas A&M environmental design student in an online article about technology trends.
Hill: Creativity offers mankind's best hope in an uncertain future

Hill says creativity is the currency of the new millennium

posted December 6, 2012
Except for the zombies, the dystopian futures depicted in popular Hollywood fare are edging closer to fact than fiction, said Texas A&M's resident futurist Rodney Hill, who believes hope for a besieged world can be found in creative solutions.
Voice of America features students' Eco-park design

VOA feature eyes student-designed eco-park concept

posted December 5, 2012
An award-winning eco-park concept aiming at informing the public about the systems bringing food to dinner tables and the waste it produces, developed by students in The Design Process class at Texas A&M, was featured in a Nov. 26 Voice of America newscast.