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Posters, addresses earn students 2017 research week honors

posted April 18, 2017
Posters and 10-minute oral presentations detailing a wide range of research findings by Texas A&M College of Architecture students were among the top submissions at the university’s 2017 Student Research Week.

Viz students earn top honors at K-State game design contest

posted March 30, 2017
“Polynesian Panic,” a video game that pits a player against rising South Pacific floodwaters, earned its developers, four undergraduate Texas A&M visualization students, first place in a game development contest at Kansas State University.

Students stage 36-hour digital art contest: GigaJam

posted March 23, 2017
Student artists match wits in a 36-hour contest to create technology-based art for GigaJam, an inaugural competition staged March 31 – April 2 by the Texas A&M student chapter of AMC SIGGRAPH, a group of computer graphic and digital interactivity enthusiasts.

Diversity council staging Feb. 17-18 access hackathon

posted February 3, 2017
Using their digital and artistic skills, contestants will vie for $5,000 in prize money by creating data-sourced concepts for a Texas A&M University campus free of physical and virtual barriers to the disabled as part of the Feb. 17-18, 2017 Diversity Accessibility Hackathon hosted by the Texas A&M College of Architecture Diversity Council.

College offering $1000 prize for best gonfalon redesign

posted October 5, 2016
A $1000 prize will go to the winner of the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s student competition to redesign the college’s gonfalon, a banner symbolizing the school and its disciplines that is , the gonfalon is prominently displayed at university functions.

Students created video games in 48 hours at game jam

posted September 7, 2016
More than 200 students from 12 universities created video games from scratch in just 48 hours at Chillennium 2016, a game-building competition, or “game jam,” Sept. 23-25, 2016, hosted by the Texas A&M Department of Visualization.

Viz students hit the road, win top honors in KSU game jam

posted March 2, 2016
With fun-filled video games based on healthy eating, three Texas A&M student teams swept a Kansas State University game design competition, or game jam, held Feb. 5–7 in Manhattan, Kan.

Students created games in 48 hours at 2015 Game Jam

posted September 23, 2015
Student video game developers from universities across the nation gathered Oct. 23-25, 2015 on the Texas A&M campus for “Chillennium,” a 48-hour video game-building competition hosted by the Learning Interactive Visualization Experience Lab.

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.

Former students’ 3-D film to be screened at German film festival

posted March 25, 2015
An award-winning, 3-D short film created by two former Texas A&M visualization students has been selected for screening in a prestigious German film festival.

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.

TAMU researchers refine iPad software to aid sight impaired

posted December 3, 2014
Refinements improving the experience of visually impaired people using iPads as reading devices were developed by Francis Quek, Texas A&M professor of visualization, and Yasmine N. El-Glaly, assistant professor of computer science at Port Said University in Egypt.

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.

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.