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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.
Houston's 610 Loop tops TTI list of state’s congested roadways

Houston's 610 Loop tops TTI list of state’s congested roadways

posted November 4, 2014
The Interstate 610 west loop in Houston has secured the dubious honor of the most congested roadway in Texas in an annual Texas A&M Transportation Institute study of congestion in almost 1800 roadways throughout the state.
Donated nature preserve serves university as 'living' classroom

Donated nature area will serve LAUP as 'living' classroom

posted November 4, 2014
A nature preserve near campus, gifted to the university by the late David E. Schob, a beloved history professor, will serve as a “living” classroom supporting landscape architecture and park and tourism sciences students' design and research projects.
Agencies partner on project to visualize Texas climate issues

Agencies work to illuminate climate change in Texas

posted October 30, 2014
The Sea Grant Program at Texas A&M have teamed up with the university's Institute for Applied Creativity to produce videos that illuminate important issues related to weather, water and climate change in Texas.
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.
Annual college symposium showcases faculty research

College spotlights faculty research at annual symposium

posted October 14, 2014
The Texas A&M College of Architecture’s 16th annual faculty research symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” took place Oct. 27, 2014 at the Langford Architecture Center on the Texas A&M College Station campus.
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 will soon be 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.
New lab focuses on assistive technology, interconnectivity

New lab focuses on interconnectivity, assistive technology

posted September 30, 2014
Many futurists envision a world where computing isn’t limited to desktops and mobile devices but rather a ubiquitous function of everyday items — appliances, cars, coffee mugs, clothing, sprinkler systems — all networked into an “Internet of everything.”
Students’ portable Ebola clinic designs draw worldwide attention

Ebola clinic designs draw attention from global media outlets

posted September 22, 2014
Design concepts for portable, rapidly deployable Ebola virus treatment clinics created by Texas A&M Master of Architecture students received worldwide media attention after they were unveiled Sept. 24, 2014 in the Langford Architecture Center.
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.
Planning prof helps write report urging change in coastal policy

Planning prof helps write paper urging coastal policy change

posted August 4, 2014
To contend with the rapidly escalating threat of coastal flooding, government agencies need to adopt a new, fundamentally different strategy focused on flood prevention rather than recovery, according to a recent National Research Council report.
Researchers find natural disasters affect coastal residents unevenly

HRRC researchers find uneven effects of natural disasters

posted August 4, 2014
Age, income and race are primary factors effecting the vulnerability of populations in coastal regions to climate-related natural disasters, according to a recent study by researchers at Texas A&M’s Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center.
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.
Planning prof calls Harris County toxic waste pits a ‘loaded gun’

Planning prof calls Harris County waste pits a ‘loaded gun’

posted July 25, 2014
Toxic waste pits along the San Jacinto River in far east Harris County containing dioxin and other hazardous substances are a “loaded gun” threatening human health and the environment, said Sam Brody, professor of urban planning at Texas A&M University.
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.