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Master of Urban Planning program reaches new heights in national rankings

Master of Urban Planning program reaches new heights

posted November 14, 2019
The Master of Urban Planning program at Texas A&M has vaulted into the upper echelon of programs of its kind in new rankings published by Planetizen, an independent, online platform that reports urban planning news and resources.
Profs studying how to train workers in extreme environments

Profs studying how to train workers in extreme environs

posted October 1, 2019
In the future, as the projected limits of human exploration extend beyond the moon to Mars and even further destinations, some workplaces will be in deep space with low- and no-gravity environments. How can workers be trained for extreme environments in a safe, cost-effective manner?
Students created video games in 48 hours at Chillennium 2019

Students created video games in 48 hours at Chillennium

posted September 25, 2019
A giant ballroom at Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center was packed Oct. 4-6, 2019 with college-age students developing video games at Chillennium, the world’s largest student-run game jam.
Scholars find that elderly fitness is hindered by poorly maintained walking surfaces

Poorly maintained walking surfaces hinder elderly fitness

posted September 19, 2019
Uneven walking surfaces, incomplete sidewalks, and broken steps are small matters to most pedestrians — but to the elderly, they can be major barriers that have a significant, negative impact on their overall health, said Chanam Lee, professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.
Faculty, Ph.D. students present research findings, creative work

Research, creative work presented at annual symposium

posted September 2, 2019
The great variety of research and creative work by Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty and Ph.D. students was on full display at “Natural, Built, Virtual,” the college’s annual research symposium, Sept 16, 2019 at the university’s Langford Architecture Center.
Improving maternal and child  health care facilities discussed in fall 2019 lectures

Mother and child healthcare covered in fall 2019 lectures

posted August 20, 2019
Leading public health professionals, healthcare system administrators, designers, builders and professionals in related fields will reveal collaborative strategies and case studies of innovative maternal and child health facilities in the fall 2019 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
Disney pro teaches viz students in summer workshop

Disney pro teaches viz students in summer workshop

posted August 9, 2019
During a summer-long workshop, Texas A&M visualization students were mentored by visiting artists from Disney, including Texas A&M graduate and character look development artist Michelle Robinson, who spent a week hands-on with Vizzers as they crafted short animated films.
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.
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.
Undergrads employ robotics in design and construction

Undergrads employ robotics in design and construction

posted May 30, 2019
Texas A&M undergraduates in several disciplines experimented with a cutting-edge approach to robotics in design and manufacturing in a spring 2019 class led by Maryam Mansoori, a Ph.D. architecture student.
May 2019 architecture and film symposium explored design theory, teaching and practice

Film Symposium explored design theory, practice

posted April 30, 2019
A wide variety of research and creative work by film and design scholars and filmmakers was featured in the 2019 Architecture and Film Symposium May 4-5. Participants promoted innovations in design theory, teaching and practice.
International experience inspires dual masters in architecture, land and property development

Student’s winding path leads to two graduate degrees

posted April 26, 2019
After eight years, three continents, and one accident that nearly took his life, Jace Bentle of Sweetwater, Texas walked the graduation stage twice this May, coming away with graduate degrees in both architecture and land and property development, earned in tandem from the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Distinguished alum Adams ‘61 received honorary Texas A&M Ph.D. at spring commencement

Distinguished alum Adams ’61 earned honorary Ph.D.

posted April 23, 2019
Harold Adams ’61, who worked with President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy on federal building projects, then later led the transformation of a Baltimore design firm to a global practice, received an honorary Ph.D. from Texas A&M at spring 2019 commencement.
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 research center honors scholar with inaugural award

College research center honors scholar with inaugural award

posted April 2, 2019
A career marked by groundbreaking urban development research findings netted Ann O’M. Bowman, professor of government and public service, the inaugural Transformative Research Award from the university’s Center for Housing and Urban Development.