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Former Vizzer garners VES Award nomination for character design

Vizzer on Disney team nominated for 2013 VES Award

posted February 21, 2013
Vanellope von Schweetz, the razor-tongued character in Disney Animation Studio's "Wreck-It Ralph," earned a 2013 Visual Effects Society Award nomination for the animators who brought her to life, including former vizzer Michelle Robinson.
Multidisciplinary effort produces veteran treatment center designs

Treatment center designs aid PTSD, head-injured vets

posted February 20, 2013
Treatment centers that can be quickly constructed to treat veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder were designed last fall in a multidisciplinary studio at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Prestigious NSF award funds augmented reality research

NSF award funds mobile augmented reality research

posted February 19, 2013
The National Science Foundation presented visualization professor Ann McNamara with its prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award to fund her research to enhance mobile augmented reality technology, which is used to combine real and virtual worlds.
Summer campers to explore built and virtual environment careers

Camps offer kids intro to disciplines taught at college

posted February 8, 2013
Capitalizing on the aspirations of kids who dream of becoming architects or digital artists, the College of Architecture offers weeklong summer camps exposing college-bound students to an array of career opportunities in the built and virtual environments.
NSF network building momentum to blend art and science learning

NSF group melding art, science learning

posted February 6, 2013
The national Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts & Design, headed by Carol LaFayette, associate professor of visualization, is advancing the STEM to STEAM movement: adding art and design components, the "A," to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
Teacher workshop eyed melding arts with math, science curricula

Teacher workshop melds arts with science and math

posted February 1, 2013
Texas educators in grades K-12 gathered to develop curricula incorporating the arts and creative thinking into science, technology engineering and math (STEM) classes during a March 9-10 workshop hosted by Texas A&M’s Institute for Applied Creativity.