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CoSci prof working to diversify electrical construction industry

Prof investigating diversity in electrical construction industry

posted April 28, 2017
As study by Ben Bigelow, Texas A&M assistant professor of construction science, is seeking best practices for attracting and retaining members of traditionally underrepresented groups, namely women and minorities, to the electrical construction industry.
Students’ innovative designs  sweep waste museum contest

Students’ inventive ideas sweep museum design competition

posted February 21, 2017
A conceptual design for a Houston museum skinned with sheet metal refuse from automotive manufacturing and conceived to enhance public awareness on the environmental impact of waste, earned Yingzhe Duan first-place honors in a fall 2016 contest.
ESL developing A/C system that cools with half as much energy

ESL researchers' A/C system cools with half as much energy

posted November 16, 2016
An incredibly efficient evaporative cooling technique that requires half the energy of today’s air conditioning systems isn’t just a concept — it’s currently being tested by the Texas A&M University team that developed it.
Ph.D. student to study savings from home appliance networks

Ph.D. student to study benefits of networked devices

posted March 25, 2016
Sukjoon Oh, a Texas A&M Ph.D. architecture student, is discovering how much consumers can expect to save on their electricity bills in a not-too-distant future when household appliances will be part of a Wi-Fi network.
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.
College researchers investigate ‘smart’ materials in NSF study

College researchers investigate ‘smart’ materials in study

posted October 23, 2015
The characteristics of new “smart” materials that, with further development, could harvest energy, water and air when embedded in a building’s exterior, are the focus of a two-year, $240,000 National Science Foundation study undertaken by TAMU faculty and students.
Research station using renewable energy with former student’s help

Research post using ‘green’ energy with former student’s help

posted August 31, 2015
A research station on Palmyra Atoll, a remote, 680-acre South Pacific wildlife refuge 1,000 miles south of Hawaii, is operating primarily on wind and solar power thanks to efforts by David Sellers ‘02, a former environmental design student at Texas A&M.
Professor earns prestigious award from elite engineering group

Prof earns merit award from elite engineering group

posted February 20, 2015
For outstanding achievements in service and teaching architecture professor Charles Culp received the E.K. Campbell Award of Merit from the Life Members Club of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
Architecture professor garners TEES Center Fellows award

Architecture prof’s achievements earn TEES Fellows honor

posted February 17, 2015
For significantly improving how building energy efficiency is measured and numerous other achievements, Jeff Haberl, professor of architecture at Texas A&M, will receive the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Center Fellows Award.
Timesaving digital daylighting simulation technique developed by Texas A&M research team

Researchers integrate BIM with daylighting simulation technique

posted February 4, 2015
Texas A&M researchers recently developed a new technique that facilitates the simulation and evaluation of daylight effects within a digitally rendered architectural model, significantly reducing the time and skills the process once required.
GIS software developer to keynote Texas A&M’s GIS Day celebration

GIS software head to keynote Texas A&M GIS Day celebration

posted November 14, 2014
Clint Brown ’78, director of software products at Esri, the world’s leading developer of geographic information system applications, will keynote Texas A&M’s GIS Day festivities 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Memorial Student Center Room 2300E.
GIS Day 2014 to  celebrate utility of ubiquitous geospatial tool

GIS Day celebrates utility of ubiquitous geospatial tool

posted October 28, 2014
GIS Day, the worldwide salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and enhance lives, is going to be extra “spatial” this year in Aggieland, where the Texas A&M celebration is expanding to encompass three event-packed days, Nov. 17–19.
Essay spotlights social activism in professor emeritus Fisk's career

Essay highlights professor emeritus’ social activism

posted September 9, 2014
As a leader of numerous projects undertaken in politically charged situations, Pliny Fisk, Texas A&M architecture professor emeritus, continues the legacy of 1960s progressive idealism, asserts Sarah Deyong, associate professor of architecture.
ESL energy tool demonstrates how policy can help clean air

ESL energy tool demonstrates how policy can clean air

posted July 25, 2014
A model for measuring electricity savings and air quality improvements resulting from building code changes, developed by researchers at the Texas A&M Energy Systems Laboratory, was recently cited in a Harvard Law School Environmental Policy Initiative paper.
New plants tested in green roof study atop Langford A building

New plants installed in green roof study atop Langford A

posted June 6, 2014
Cooler weather will soon greet the assortment of greenery atop building A of Texas A&M’s Langford Architecture Center as a research project begun in 2012 to learn what plants will thrive on green roofs and green walls in Texas’ often hostile climate continues.