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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 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.”

College to spotlight faculty research at annual symposium

posted September 9, 2014
The Texas A&M College of Architecture’s 16th annual faculty research symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” is scheduled Oct. 27 at the Langford Architecture Center on the Texas A&M College Station campus.

Grad vizzers create films with guidance from DreamWorks

posted September 9, 2014
Three animated films, each portraying a 30-second tale about a robot, were created this summer by graduate visualization students at Texas A&M with guidance on the latest digital techniques from artists at DreamWorks Animation.

Viz department work showcased at global graphics conference

posted August 11, 2014
Students and faculty at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization are well represented at SIGGRAPH 2014, the globe’s premier computer graphics conference, attended annually by thousands of industry professionals throughout the world.

Viz prof's pointers help teens ace game development contest

posted August 11, 2014
A student team from College Station High School captured first place in a national interactive application and video game development contest with the help of a little advice from pro game developer André Thomas, a visualization lecturer at Texas A&M.

Vizzer-created video screens at June 6 Houston film festival

posted July 1, 2014
A whimsical short video depicting what happens after a man throws away an ugly Christmas sweater he received as a gift, created by graduate visualization students at Texas A&M, was screened at a juried Houston film festival June 6.

Vizzer contributes to 'Dragon 2' as intern at DreamWorks

posted June 12, 2014
Graduate visualization studies at Texas A&M paid off for DreamWorks Animation intern Kelly Kin, who worked as a lighting apprentice on “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” Read Jennifer Reiley's story in the June 12, 2014 issue of The Battalion.

Vizzers watch box design places 3rd in national contest

posted June 9, 2014
A tin box design for Fossil watches inspired by vintage plane ticket designs netted Texas A&M undergraduate visualization student Jessie Ayers a third-place finish in a nationwide competition.

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