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21st annual college research symposium set for Sept. 16

21st annual college research symposium set for Sept. 16

posted September 2, 2019
The great variety of research and creative work by Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty and Ph.D. students will be on full display at “Natural, Built, Virtual,” the college’s annual research symposium, Sept 16, 2019 at the university’s Langford Architecture Center.
Disaster recovery and hazard research symposium findings presented at conference

Disaster recovery and hazard symposium findings presented

posted August 6, 2019
Leading campus disaster recovery and hazard scholars will explore recent and ongoing research on Hurricane Harvey and disaster resilience at Resilience Rising: Research and Practice on Harvey and Hazards of the Future Sept. 5-6 at Texas A&M’s Rudder Tower.
Landscape architects can help cities recover from disasters, says LAND prof in paper

Park design could help cities’ disaster resilience

posted July 22, 2019
In a paper published March 2019, a group of scholars including Robert Brown, professor of landscape architecture, said that open spaces such as parks, plazas and even street design could strengthen a community's recovery after an earthquake.
Planning prof takes reins of hazard research center

Planning prof takes reins of hazard research center

posted July 11, 2019
One of the nation’s premier hazard research hubs, the Texas A&M Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, will continue focusing on disaster preparedness, mitigation and recovery with its new director Michelle Meyer, assistant professor of urban planning.
Construction science dept. aims to become research hub for space-based building projects

CoSci dept. aims to become research hub for space projects

posted July 11, 2019
As the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing renews interest in stations on the moon or Mars, the Department of Construction Science continues to lay groundwork to position the department as a leading research consultant for space-based projects.
Prof awarded grant for work in saving historic Black settlements

Prof works to save historic Black settlements

posted July 9, 2019
For her impassioned work to protect Texas’ endangered, historic African-American communities, Andrea Roberts, Texas A&M assistant professor of urban planning, received a $50,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Summit explored future of education through ‘smart’ solutions for cities

Summit explored education advances with ‘smart’ cities

posted April 18, 2019
More than 50 tech industry experts, community leaders and Texas A&M scholars gathered in College Station May 14, 2019 for the ENDEAVR Tech Summit, an event exploring the anticipated future of education as realized through “smart” cities.
College hosts international planning conference Feb. 18-23

College hosts international LAUP conference

posted February 5, 2019
More than 75 leading land-use scholars will explore the growing, worldwide impact of natural hazards and global warming in the 13th annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights Feb. 18-23 at the Texas A&M Memorial Student Center.
New, viz prof-led research institute to study best tech teaching, learning methods

Viz prof-led institute to study best tech learning methods

posted November 29, 2018
To succeed in tomorrow’s workplace, employees will need fluency in technical tasks such as 3-D fabrication, programming and electronics, said Francis Quek, professor of visualization and director of the new Institute of Technology-Infused Learning.
Innovative ‘green’ wall features sheet metal, native Texas plants

Innovative ‘green’ wall features sheet metal, native plants

posted November 27, 2018
Merging waste metal from the automotive industry, native plants and the ingenuity of design students and professors, a new “Living Wall” adorns the side of Langford B, adding beautification and reducing heat gain effects on the wall and surrounding area.
Acropolis research by arch prof reveals site’s relationship to social history, religious practice

Acropolis research reveals ancient site’s social history

posted November 20, 2018
In her research trips to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, Nancy Klein, associate professor of architecture, is seeking to answer questions about the historic complex’s relationship to Greek social history and religious practice.
Architecture profs studying distinctive baptismal font canopy

Arch profs studying distinctive baptismal font canopy

posted November 14, 2018
An incredibly rare piece of medieval church furniture, a monumental, five-centuries-old canopy installed over a baptismal font in eastern England, is the subject of a new research initiative co-organized by Zachary Stewart, assistant professor of architecture.
Planning profs studying links among emergency agencies, plans, and infrastructure systems

Planning profs studying systems, hazard plan links

posted November 8, 2018
Two urban planning professors are looking to improve communities’ resilience to flooding by investigating the relationships between flood infrastructure systems, the communication networks between planning agencies and the natural hazard plans they create.
Planning prof, fellow researchers learn how ‘green’ roofs can best reduce heat wave effects

Prof finds how ‘green’ roofs can best mitigate heat waves

posted November 8, 2018
As memories linger of a fatal 1995 Chicago heat wave, urban planners have new knowledge from researchers that included Sierra Woodruff, assistant professor of urban planning, to help them use “green” roofs to counteract the effects of future heat waves
Pioneering virtual spaces research earns presidential honor for visualization professor

Pioneering research earns honor for visualization prof

posted November 8, 2018
For her pioneering research that reveals where a viewer’s gaze lands in virtual and digitally augmented spaces, Ann McNamara, associate professor of visualization, earned one of the university’s most prestigious recognitions for scholarly impact.