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New video game by Viz prof-led firm aiding calculus students

New video game by Viz prof-led firm aids calculus students

posted January 30, 2017
This semester, students in almost 50 universities are getting help with introductory calculus by playing “Variant,” a new video game developed by Triseum, a Bryan video game development company led by André Thomas, a member of the visualization faculty.
Architecture prof earns 2016 Regan Interdisciplinary Prize

Design prof earns interdisciplinary Regan prize in 2016

posted December 14, 2016
For orchestrating transformational educational experiences that facilitate student collaboration with peers and professionals from other disciplines, Ahmed K. Ali, assistant professor of architecture, was chosen to receive the J. Thomas Regan Interdisciplinary Prize.
Former student honored for AIA service with 2016 Kemper Award

Former student earns 2017 Kemper Award for service to AIA

posted December 14, 2016
For significant contributions through service to the American Institute of Architects, including his "uncanny ability to recruit, mentor, and involve others in projects and causes," Ron Skaggs ’65, chairman emeritus of HKS Inc. was honored with the group's 2016 Edward C. Kemper Award.
Nominations for outstanding college alumni due March 1

Nominations for outstanding alumni due March 1, 2017

posted December 13, 2016
Nominations for the 2017 College of Architecture Outstanding Alumni Awards are due by March 1, 2017. “This award recognizes the exemplary leadership, relentless pursuit of excellence, exceptional talents and numerous accomplishments of the recipients,” said Jorge Vanegas, dean of the Texas A&M University College of Architecture. “We strongly encourage those who know a former student deserving of this prestigious honor to nominate him or her.”
Holidays bring opportunity for end-of-year donations to college

Holidays present chance for year-end donations to college

posted December 13, 2016
Former students have multiple end-of-the-year opportunities to remember College of Architecture faculty who've contributed to their success, said Larry Zuber, the university’s development officer for the college.
LAND major’s poinsettia design adorns Starbucks holiday cups

Starbucks’ holiday cups adorned with LAND major's design

posted December 7, 2016
The unveiling of Starbucks’ 2016 holiday cups, an event eagerly anticipated by coffee fans throughout the world, included a cup featuring intricately-drawn poinsettias created by Christina Anderson, an senior landscape architecture student at Texas A&M.
Visualization profs heading STEM study in two colonias schools

Viz profs heading STEM study in two colonias schools

posted December 7, 2016
Six Hispanic high school students residing in South Texas colonias — impoverished, relatively undeveloped villages on the U.S. side of the Texas-Mexico border — are learning engineering basics in a study led by two visualization professors.
Architecture college grads lead 14 companies in 2016 Aggie 100 list

College alums head 14 Aggie 100 firms

posted November 17, 2016
Twenty former students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture lead 14 companies in the 2016 Aggie 100, a list of the fastest-growing firms owned or led by Aggie graduates compiled annually for the Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship.
Textbook on mind-body research co-edited by visualization prof

Viz prof co-edits book of mind/body research reviews

posted November 16, 2016
A new edition of a book touted as an exhaustive overview of the latest research findings in psychophysiology — the scientific study of the interaction between mind and body — was co-edited by Louis Tassinary, professor of visualization at Texas A&M.
ELS 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.
Valley city fiscal plans informed by Ph.D. student-led discussions

Ph.D. student-led talks informing valley fiscal plans

posted November 11, 2016
Small business owners and community leaders in Brownsville, Texas, identified their community’s economic strengths and weaknesses in a series of discussions hosted by Edna Ledesma, a Ph.D. Urban and Regional Sciences student.
Former students’ firm earns top honor from Houston AIA chapter

Former students’ firm earns top honor from Houston AIA

posted November 11, 2016
Described as a “powerhouse” in Houston architecture, studioMET, a design/build firm led by former environmental design students Stephen Andrews and Shawn Gottschalk, earned 2016 Firm of the Year honors from Houston AIA.
LAND prof’s study correlates amount of tree shade with heat-related ambulance calls

LAND prof studies tree shade’s impact during heat waves

posted November 10, 2016
Not only do shady landscapes offer relief from the summer heat, they can also reduce heat-related medical emergencies, according to a study undertaken by Robert Brown, professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M, and four colleagues.
Prof’s new book explores theory and practice of serene urbanism

Prof’s new book explores theory of serene urbanism

posted November 2, 2016
In his new book, Philip Tabb, Texas A&M professor of architecture, explores the theory of serene urbanism and how he brought it to life as the master planner for Serenbe, an environmentally friendly development near Atlanta.
Expert panel discussed impact of  race in community design Nov. 7

Panel discussed impact of race on design Nov. 7

posted November 1, 2016
Four African-American planners and designers discussed how race impacts community development in “Race and Community Design,” a panel discussion Thursday, Nov. 7 in the Technical Reference Center, Langford A.