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Viz prof broadens portrayal of women in art with fellowship

Artist countering 'male gaze' portrayal of women in art

posted May 3, 2016
In two upcoming painting series, recently honored Texas A&M Art Fellow Felice House, assistant professor of visualization, will counter the centuries-old Western art tradition of portraying women through a “male gaze.”
Teens blog about their home  county in ongoing TTC project

Teens blog about their home county in TTC initiative

posted March 25, 2016
Two teenage residents of Liberty County, Texas are posting ideas about improving their home county in a multimedia blog, one of a set of ongoing Texas Target Communities initiatives aimed at helping residents of the rural area northeast of Houston shape their futures.
Children create STEM-related projects in NSF-funded study

Children create STEM related items in NSF funded study

posted February 18, 2016
Plastic cup robots that walk on Popsicle sticks were among numerous innovative science projects demonstrated by third- fourth- and fifth-grade student-scientists at a Jan. 14, 2016 showcase orchestrated by Francis Quek, professor of visualization at Texas A&M.
Students visualize data to solve problems at Build Day contest

Students visualize data, win prizes at Build Day contest

posted February 2, 2016
Discussions of race, rights and inclusivity throughout the Brazos Valley abounded at the Feb. 5 – 6, 2016 Open Data Build Day competition in which citizen teams vied for prize money by mining and manipulating census data to create spatially illustrated solutions for diversity-related challenges.
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.
'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.”
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.
Variety of art to be showcased in 2015-16 Wright Gallery season

Variety highlights Wright Gallery 2015-16 lineup

posted October 5, 2015
Through next summer Wright Gallery patrons will experience drawings of increasingly inundated landscapes, a room-sized architectural installation, art protesting sexism, and exhibits featuring residential home designs and Texas landscape photography.
Planning, sociology faculty lead students in summer 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.
Conference sponsored by college diversity council wins APA award

Dialogo conference earns APA award

posted March 13, 2015
Dialogo on the Border, a 2013 conference about urban Texas-Mexico border issues sponsored in part by the diversity council at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, has been recognized with an achievement award from the American Planning Association.
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.
Wright Gallery exhibit depicts effects of domestic violence

Domestic violence’s effects exhibited in Wright Gallery

posted October 9, 2014
Artist Earnie Sherow uses images of domestic violence to spark debate and promote domestic tranquility in “Spoiled and Unspoiled,” an exhibit running Oct. 13 – Nov. 12, 2014 in the Wright Gallery at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Study eyes influence of STEM activities on children for underrepresented groups

Study eyes how STEM activities influence kids

posted September 30, 2014
Elementary school children are performing fun tasks designed to stoke their interest in science, technology, engineering and math and perhaps place them on a technology-oriented career path as part of a study led by Francis Quek, professor of visualization.