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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.
CoSci prof’s proposed app would gauge effectiveness of 3-D models

CoSci prof proposes app to rate 3-D building models

posted June 28, 2016
An app proposed in part by Eric Du, Texas A&M assistant professor of construction science, will help construction companies improve their 3-D, immersive building models by comparing their development and performance with models throughout the industry.
Multidisciplinary initiative yields forecasts of more Houston floods

Climate project forsees more flood events in Houston

posted May 4, 2016
Extreme rainfall events in Houston like the April 18, 2016 deluge will become more frequent in the future according to a study conducted for the Resilience and Climate Change Cooperative Project, an interdisciplinary research initiative at Texas A&M.
As Glasscock Fellow prof preps book on U.S. synagogue design

As Glasscock Fellow prof preps book on synagogue design

posted May 3, 2016
Anat Geva, Texas A&M professor of architecture, is planning a book illustrating how freedom of religion, innovations in aesthetics and evolving building technology were expressed in the U.S. synagogue designs of prominent architects in the 1950s and 60s.
Viz prof leading NSF study to interest children in STEM fields

Viz prof heads NSF study leading youth to STEM careers

posted May 3, 2016
Earthquakes destroyed an entire village as guests gathered to witness several cataclysmic scientific simulations staged by students at Bryan’s Neal Elementary School with a help from a team of Texas A&M researchers led by Francis Quek, professor of visualization.
Prof to recommend planning strategies for shrinking cities

Prof to recommend planning strategies for shrinking cities

posted March 28, 2016
Galen Newman, an assistant professor of urban planning at Texas A&M, is developing planning solutions for once-vibrant cities such as Detroit, Buffalo, N.Y., and Youngstown, Ohio, now plagued by growing vacant areas caused by shrinking populations.
Planning researchers develop ‘scorecard’ for hazard plans

Planning researchers develop ‘scorecard’ for hazard plans

posted March 28, 2016
Urban planners can assess whether a community’s hazard plans target its most vulnerable areas with a scorecard developed in part by planning researchers at Texas A&M.
Architecture prof compiles best health facility design principles

Arch prof creates list of top health facility design principles

posted March 28, 2016
A clear client’s vision is one of 12 principles compiled by Kirk Hamilton, interim director of the Texas A&M Center for Health Systems & Design and professor of architecture, that lead to the creation of successful new healthcare facilities.
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.
Ph.D. student’s research poster earns top honor at conference

Ph.D. student’s poster earns top honor at conference

posted March 25, 2016
A poster designed by Ph.D. student Sungmin Lee, illustrating findings by Texas A&M researchers in a study to determine how older pedestrians' fear of falling affects their physical fitness, captured an award from a national research foundation.
Profs evaluating local, regional plans’ effects on vulnerability

Profs evaluating plans' effects on hazard vulnerability

posted February 24, 2016
Phil Berke, professor of urban planning, and Jennifer Horney, Texas A&M associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, are conducting research to raise community resilience to natural disasters.
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.
Student-gathered data aiding coastal vulnerability research

Furr HS students gather data aiding vulnerability study

posted December 14, 2015
A group of students who attend Furr High School, which serves an east Houston industrial area prone to air pollution and flooding, are gathering local environmental data with help from Texas A&M urban planning faculty and graduate students.
Viz profs' visor software could enhance human sight, hearing

Viz professors' visor software to enhance human sight, hearing

posted December 8, 2015
The ability to see and hear beyond the spectrum of human sensitivity could be granted to those who don a Microsoft visor equipped with new software created by Carol LaFayette and Frederick Parke, visualization faculty members at Texas A&M University.
Study finds undersized IT budgets stifle building industry innovation

Survey: Undersized IT budgets stifling building industry

posted December 8, 2015
Undersized technology budgets in the construction industry are responsible for a lack of industry innovation, poor “cloud” security and other problems, according to an annual survey developed in part by two construction science faculty members.