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Dramatic views of Soltis Center depicted in CoSci prof’s video

Dramatic views of Soltis Center shown in CoSci prof’s video

posted May 3, 2016
Dramatic aerial views of Texas A&M’s Soltis Center for Research and Education in Costa Rica enliven a video created by Julian Kang, associate professor of construction science, who is helping to lead a spring 2016 multidisciplinary studio at the center.
Texas A&M again ranked among nation's top animation schools

Texas A&M ranked with top animation schools in nation

posted April 12, 2016
For the second consecutive year, Texas A&M was recognized as one of the nation’s top animation schools, placing third among public institutions and second in the Southwest in new lists created by Animation Career Review.
CoSci upgrades its BIM CAVE in new Francis Hall headquarters

New BIM CAVE facilitates students' 3-D visualizations

posted December 14, 2015
Futuristic, immersive journeys through and around virtual 3-D buildings created by Texas A&M construction science students highlighted final reviews for a fall 2015 building information modeling class led by Julian Kang, associate professor of construction science.
Shutterbug alumnus is one of world’s top wingsuit athletes

Former student is one of world’s top wingsuit athletes

posted October 23, 2015
Texas A&M former student and U.S. Marine Kyle Lobpries is one of the world’s best at wingsuit flying, a new extreme sport in which people “fly” to earth after jumping from an airplane or mountain perch wearing a wingsuit and a parachute.
Arup’s global foresight director considered 'Designing on a Social Conscience' at Rowlett Lecture

2015 Rowlett lecturer championed shaping the future by design

posted September 29, 2015
Futurist, architect and structural engineer Chris Luebkeman, director of Arup's Global Foresight, Research and Innovation team, presented "Designing on a Social Conscience" 2015 Rowlett Lecture at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.
Schob preserve student projects funded by LAUP dept. minigrants

Student projects in Schob preserve receive LAUP funds

posted August 31, 2015
Three student projects, each conducted with funding from a Texas A&M Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning minigrant program, are scheduled to take place this fall in the Schob Nature Preserve, a “living” 7-acre classroom in College Station.
Beach walking-figures’ creator to lecture at Texas A&M on Nov. 18

Beach walking-figures’ creator to lecture on Nov. 18

posted August 31, 2015
Dutch artist Theo Jansen will discuss Strandbeests, sculptures he makes with PVC pipe and wind-catching sails that resemble giant animals walking on the beach, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 in Rudder Theatre.
Portraits of activists by retired prof displayed in Germany

Portraits of activists by retired prof displayed in Germany

posted August 7, 2015
Portraits of Europeans who publicly opposed anti-Semitism and genocide during the turbulent 20th century, painted by Robert Schiffhauer, retired associate professor of architecture, are on display at the Academy for International Education in Bonn, Germany.
Former student obtains funds to develop refugee camp flooring

Funds raised for refugee camp flooring project

posted July 2, 2015
A former student and a fellow designer raised $50,000 in a crowdfunding campaign to continue developing a durable, low-cost flooring system they designed to improve the lives of the millions of refugees who live in camps throughout the globe.
Three visualization students land $10K scholarships from Sony

Three visualization students land $10K Sony scholarships

posted July 1, 2015
The technical and artistic abilities of three Texas A&M Master of Science in Visualization students earned each of them a $10,000 scholarship from Sony Pictures Imageworks, an Academy Award-winning, state-of-the-art visual effects and character animation studio.
Students design wooden structure as simultaneously flexible, rigid

Students’ installation blurs line between rigidity, flexibility

posted March 24, 2015
Slender, six-foot tall wooden towers that display contradictory properties — rigidity and flexibility — were created by four first-year environmental design students at Texas A&M for display at an architectural education conference.
Toys, plants provide alternative digital interface for kids, elderly

Viz Lab developing alternative interface for digital interaction

posted March 10, 2015
Instead of using keyboards, mice and screens to interface with digital technology, young children and the elderly are delightfully using stuffed toys and plants developed at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization.
Spring architecture lectures feature designers, theorist

Spring architecture lectures feature designers, theorist

posted February 25, 2015
A diverse group of leaders in architectural design and theory will share their wisdom and experiences with Texas A&M students in the Spring 2013 Department of Architecture Lecture Series. The presentations are scheduled 5:45 p.m. in the Geren Auditorium.
Viz students earn scholarships from Sony Pictures Imageworks

Viz students earn scholarships from Sony Imageworks

posted February 9, 2015
Selected from the nation’s most promising students pursuing careers in animation and digital visual effects, two graduate Texas A&M visualization majors earned $15,000 scholarships from Sony Pictures Imageworks, a leading digital animation studio.
Belgian war museum exhibit honors Peña, fellow Aggies

Belgian museum exhibit honors Peña, fellow Aggie soldiers

posted January 12, 2015
The heroism and bravery of five Texas A&M former students who helped repel Germany’s final major World War II offensive is honored in a new multimedia exhibit in Bastogne, Belgium. The honorees include William Peña, who earned an architecture degree in 1942.