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Academy gets South Texas youth to consider study, careers in construction management

Academy introduces Valley youth to building careers

posted October 11, 2016
More than 200 students from predominantly Hispanic Rio Grande Valley Texas high schools spent a week learning about possible career paths while attending the summer 2016 Texas A&M Construction Management Academy.
Students's memorial designs honor fallen Aggies in Iraq, Afghanistan

Studio's Mideast war memorial designs honor fallen Aggies

posted October 11, 2016
Last summer, first-year Texas A&M environmental design students designed several concepts for a memorial honoring 30 former students who lost their lives while fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Hazard researchers eye disaster effects on food distribution links

HRRC eying how disasters influence food distribution

posted October 11, 2016
Texas A&M University researchers are collaborating on an NSF initiative aimed at identifying links between the U.S. food distribution system and the nation’s energy, water and transportation networks that are most likely to be disrupted in a natural disaster.
Environmental researchers' outreach initiatives seek life enhancing solutions

Texas A&M research transforming urban school, community

posted October 11, 2016
After each heavy rain last spring on the streets of an impoverished, east Houston industrial neighborhood, students from nearby Furr High School trained by Texas A&M graduate planning students mapped and tested the toxicity of storm floodwaters.
LAND prof, educators recommend updates to licensing examination

LAND prof, group recommend changes to licensing exam

posted October 4, 2016
A group of leading landscape architecture educators including Texas A&M professor Ming-Han Li recommended three new trends in the field for inclusion in a licensure test developed by the Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards.
CoSci students studying abroad build skyscraper replica in 4 days

CoSci students in UK build skyscraper replica in 4 days

posted October 4, 2016
Turning construction theory into practice, Texas A&M construction science students studying abroad in the United Kingdom in summer 2016 built a scaled-down version of The Gherkin, an iconic London skyscraper, in less than 5 days.
Students creating master plans, designs for youth therapy center

Students creating master plans, designs for youth center

posted September 20, 2016
Administrators aiming to elevate treatment at the Phoenix Center, a central Texas facility that provides mental health therapy to children, are advising design students at Texas A&M who are creating architectural and master plan concepts for a new center facility on a 92-acre site.
Students created video games  in 48 hours at Chillennium 2016

Students created video games in 48 hours at game jam

posted September 7, 2016
More than 200 students from 12 universities created video games from scratch in just 48 hours at Chillennium 2016, a game-building competition, or “game jam,” Sept. 23-25, 2016, hosted by the Texas A&M Department of Visualization.
Lecturers to discuss design impact of healthcare approach that seeks improvements for all populations

Lecturers to discuss design impact of new healthcare concept

posted September 7, 2016
Healthcare facility architects and administrators will address the design implications of population health, an approach aimed at improving healthcare outcomes for all population groups, during the Fall 2016 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
Preservationist tapped as interim head of architecture department

Noted preservationist named interim head of architecture dept.

posted September 1, 2016
Bob Warden, a Texas A&M professor of architecture who headed numerous research projects at historic sites as the director of Texas A&M’s Center for Heritage Conservation, has been named interim head of the university’s Department of Architecture.
The Atlantic publishes Q&A with Newman on shrinking cities study

The Atlantic Q&A with Newman eyes shrinking cities

posted September 1, 2016
Once-vibrant Rust Belt cities are using scattershot approaches to grapple with growing areas of vacancy caused by population decline, said Galen Newman, assistant professor of urban planning at Texas A&M, in a July 20, 2016 article in The Atlantic.
Viz prof to learn if creative tech projects aid seniors' well-being

Viz prof to learn if art/tech projects aid seniors’ well-being

posted July 22, 2016
Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Texas A&M assistant professor of visualization, is seeking to discover if art projects improve older adults' well-being in a series of seniors’ art workshops at assisted living homes and a local art gallery.
Students design, build structure to house farmers’ market in Bryan

Shelter for farmers’ market designed, built by students

posted July 22, 2016
For farmers who gather under tents in downtown Bryan every Saturday morning to sell their locally grown fruits and vegetables at the Brazos Valley Farmers Market, a group of students have designed and built a more stylish and permanent vending space.
LAND students’ master plans turn historic block into city destination

LAND students’ plans turn historic block into new destination

posted July 21, 2016
Three master plans by graduate landscape architecture students at Texas A&M turn a historic but mostly empty block near downtown Bryan, Texas into a new Brazos Valley destination.
LAND students garner first prize  in Houston bridge design contest

LAND students earn top prize in Houston bridge design contest

posted July 21, 2016
A stylish bridge design created by landscape architecture students crossing Interstate 10 in Houston’s thriving Energy Corridor District garnered first place honors in a design competition hosted by the district.