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Mine data, vie for prizes in 24-hour Build Day contest

posted February 2, 2016
Discussions of race, rights and inclusivity throughout the Brazos Valley will abound at the Feb. 5 – 6 Open Data Build Day competition in which citizen teams will vie for prize money by mining and manipulating census data to create spatially illustrated solutions for diversity-related challenges.

Former students create four new endowed positions

posted December 15, 2015
Leading by example, four former students of the Texas A&M College of Architecture have made generous commitments, endowing three professorships and creating a new fellowship to support a promising residential construction educator.

Outstanding former student nominations due by March 1, 2016

posted December 15, 2015
Nominations are under way for the Texas A&M College of Architecture's 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award, which honors former students who've made significant contributions to their profession and community. Nomination packages are due by March 1, 2016.

College offering new Diversity Certificate for undergraduates

posted December 14, 2015
Employers looking for graduates with the nuanced cultural knowledge and skills to successfully operate in a diverse world can seek former students who have completed the new Diversity Certificate program offered through the College of Architecture.

Viz professors' visor software to enhance human sight, hearing

posted December 8, 2015
The ability to see and hear beyond the spectrum of human sensitivity could be granted to those who don a Microsoft visor equipped with new software created by Carol LaFayette and Frederick Parke, visualization faculty members at Texas A&M University.

Viz professor earns Montague honor for teaching excellence

posted December 3, 2015
For heading a range of academic activities such as leading student development of natural interactions between people and computers, Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, assistant professor of visualization, was recognized as a Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar.

Public helps create topographic maps of emotions

posted November 12, 2015
As part of GIS Day at Texas A&M, the public helped artists, geographers and urban planners map some of the less tangible features of the Bryan/College Station landscape as they work to create a geospatial record of the region’s emotional topography.

College researchers investigate ‘smart’ materials in study

posted October 23, 2015
The characteristics of new “smart” materials that, with further development, could harvest energy, water and air when embedded in a building’s exterior, are the focus of a two-year, $240,000 National Science Foundation study undertaken by TAMU faculty and students.

Viz reps break down art, science barriers at confab

posted September 29, 2015
An upcoming event focused on the nexus of art and science attracted influential leaders from both worlds, including Carol LaFayette, a professor of visualization at Texas A&M University, and head of the Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design.

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