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Faculty to develop sustainable material for 3-D printed buildings

Faculty to develop 'green' 3-D printing building material

posted July 30, 2018
To prepare for a future in which structures are built with material from large-scale, 3-D printers, College of Architecture faculty are developing and testing environmentally responsible printing methods in a two-year study funded by a $500,000 X-Grant.
Viz professor researches how to improve virtual reality experience

Viz prof works to improve virtual reality experience

posted July 5, 2018
Faculty researchers at the Texas A&M Department of Visualization are investigating how virtual reality-based experiences can become more comfortable, safe and effective, said Ann McNamara, associate professor of visualization, in an article she penned for RTÉ.
Prof's formula quantifies fatal hazards to kids left in hot cars

Prof’s model used to study effects on kids left in hot cars

posted July 2, 2018
A mathematical model developed by Robert Brown, Texas A&M professor of landscape architecture, was used in a highly publicized study quantifying the time it takes for kids to become dangerously hot when accidentally left in the back seat of a sweltering car.
Studies to bolster rural motorist safety, cut road building costs

CoSci prof studying road safety and construction costs

posted June 29, 2018
Researchers are learning how to reduce highway repavement costs and maximize rural highway safety in two multiyear research projects that include Kunhee Choi, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science, and scientists from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
Planner's TEDx Talk shows how solutions can worsen the problem

LAUP prof delivers TEDx Talk defining 'uncanny wisdom'

posted June 29, 2018
Seemingly rational choices, made in the wake of natural disasters, can produce unsound results due to “uncanny wisdom,” a term, coined by a Texas A&M urban planning professor, describing actions that eventually exacerbate problems they were meant to solve.
Viz prof’s advocacy culminates in NASEM report supporting STEAM

National Academies champion education merging art, science

posted June 21, 2018
A recent National Academies report championing the integration of science and the arts validates a Texas A&M visualization professor's multi-year National Science Foundation-funded initiative to elevate the role of art and design in STEM fields.
Texas A&M team uses robot to design, build complex structure

TAMU team uses robot to design complex structure

posted June 19, 2018
Working with an industrial scale robot and polystyrene blocks at the renowned Autodesk BUILD Space in Boston, a Texas A&M team is developing a full-scale, light-weight vault structure from interlocking and uniquely dimensioned structural modules.
CoSci prof earns grant to develop virtual reality firefighter training

CoSci prof develops firefighter training simulation software

posted June 13, 2018
Jing “Eric” Du, Texas A&M assistant professor of construction science, is creating a virtual reality emergency simulation system to train firefighters for dangerous missions with a $465,000 National Institute of Standards and Technology grant.
Ph.D planning. student’s research reveals method to reduce negative effects of urban gentrification

Ph.D. student says land trusts can ease gentrification effects

posted June 13, 2018
The ill effects of gentrification, like pushing lower-income families from their homes and reducing affordable housing availability, are decreased by programs that lease public property to low-income households, said Myungshik Choi, a Texas A&M Ph.D. graduate.
CoSci prof earns grant to aid firefighters through wayfinding

CoSci prof to make firefighting safer with VR wayfinding

posted May 30, 2018
First responders’ lives depend on their ability to navigate structures during a emergency — a task Jing “Eric” Du, assistant professor of construction science, aims to make easier and safer with wayfinding research funded by a $220,000 NSF grant.
Fellowship to fund viz professor's research on iconoclastic architect

Professor to research iconoclastic designer with 2018 fellowship

posted May 7, 2018
The iconoclastic designs of Modern master architect Victor Lundy will be researched by Susanneh Bieber, Texas A&M assistant professor of architecture and visualization with the help of a 2018 grant from the university’s Arts and Humanities Fellows Program.
Viz prof named emerging fellow by signage, way-finding group

Signage research group taps viz prof as emerging fellow

posted May 7, 2018
For work promoting the development of research in the field of signage and wayfinding, Eric Ragan, assistant professor of visualization at Texas A&M University, was selected as an Emerging Fellow by the Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education.
CoSci student creates immersive model of historic Texas building

CoSci student creates immersive model of historic building

posted May 5, 2018
Enabled by virtual reality technology, visitors to the recent Bluebonnet Festival in Chappell Hill, Texas explored a historic Texas building demolished more than a century ago. The building was recreated as an immersive virtual model by Siva Ramadoss, a Master of Construction Management student.
Texas A&M study eyes value of citizen-sourced scientific data

Study eyes value of citizen-sourced scientific data

posted May 5, 2018
A team of Texas A&M urban planners are investigating the value of allowing “citizen scientists” to collect environmental data for agencies charged with protecting lives and property in natural disasters as part of a two-year National Science Foundation study.
Newman's vacant lot study shapes innovative distribution concept

Vacant lot study shapes innovative distribution concept

posted May 3, 2018
Business leaders are touting a vision for an advanced network of industrial distribution facilities based, in part, on findings from a 2016 study of vacant urban land led by Galen Newman, an associate professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M.