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Viz scholarship donor named as exec at global consultancy

Viz donor named to executive post at global consultancy

posted December 13, 2018
Cedric Sims ‘94, a leading homeland security expert and Texas A&M Department of Visualization scholarship donor, is a new senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, a global consulting firm that specializes in defense, health, energy and international development.
New, viz prof-led research institute to study best tech teaching, learning methods

Viz prof-led institute to study best tech learning methods

posted November 29, 2018
To succeed in tomorrow’s workplace, employees will need fluency in technical tasks such as 3-D fabrication, programming and electronics, said Francis Quek, professor of visualization and director of the new Institute of Technology-Infused Learning.
Viz prof’s art exhibit opens new Arts Council gallery space

Viz prof’s exhibit opens new Arts Council gallery

posted October 11, 2018
The first exhibit at the new Arts Council of Brazos Valley location, 4180 Highway 6 South in College Station, launched in October 2018 with colorful, abstract oil paintings and a sculpture created by Dmitri Koustov, Texas A&M visualization lecturer.
Viz alumna makes movie magic, crafts special effects for Pixar

Viz alumna says collaboration skills handy at Pixar

posted September 21, 2018
Pixar artist and Texas A&M former visualization student Sarah Beth Eisenger ’13, who has used her technical wizardry skills on many acclaimed Pixar films, returned to The Viz Lab to help Vizzers craft digital shorts in the Department of Visualization's Summer Industry Workshop.
Viz alum makes movie magic lighting Pixar animated films

Pixar Viz alumnus enlightens students with technical skills

posted September 21, 2018
Lighting is a secret weapon in animated movies — it’s used in every frame, yet when done well, viewers will never notice it. Pixar artist and Texas A&M former visualization student Jon Kiker has used his technical talents to create lighting for some of the studio's best films.
Students created video games in 48 hours at Chillennium 2018

Students created games in 48 hours at Chillennium 2018

posted September 14, 2018
Student video game designers created electronic games from scratch in Chillennium 2018, a giant, Texas A&M student-run game jam competition Oct. 12-14, 2018 in the university’s Memorial Student Center.
College passes $20 million mark In ‘Lead by Example’ campaign

College reaches $20 million mark in fundraising effort

posted July 2, 2018
The College of Architecture achieved an important fundraising benchmark in Texas A&M University’s $4 billion Lead by Example comprehensive campaign, reaching the $20 million mark of its $30 million goal last March.
Viz professor aids creation of Leonardo educational program

Viz prof helps create series of educational Leonardo videos

posted June 29, 2018
Fifth-grade students have an engaging new way to learn about Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci thanks to a website created in part by Laurie Lisonbee, a Texas A&M visualization lecturer.
Former Vizzers help create Pixar’s smash cinema hit ‘Incredibles 2’

Former Vizzers help create smash movie hit ‘Incredibles 2’

posted June 20, 2018
Twenty-five former Texas A&M visualization students, or Vizzers, were part of the Pixar Animation Studios team that returned a famous crime fighting superhero family to the big screen in “Incredibles 2,” smashing box office records and earning critical acclaim.
Viz, planning profs represented Texas A&M at SXSW in 2018

Texas A&M at SXSW in 2018 featured planning, viz profs

posted March 2, 2018
Texas A&M at SXSW, a March 11-14, 2018 showcase of university faculty and research at South by Southwest, the annual Austin mega-event that celebrates the convergence of creative industries, will include a panel of visualization professors discussing technology.
Viz prof's study introducing students to STEM fields

STEM study eyes making makers

posted February 22, 2018
Teacher, firefighter and professional athlete used to top the list of what students at Neal Elementary in Bryan wanted to be when they grew up. But in the past couple of years, Neal students in a Texas A&M study began to include variations on "engineer" in their list.
Student-developed art history video game earns confab honor

Student-developed art history game earns confab honor

posted December 7, 2017
“ARTé Mecenas,” an instructional video game developed by Texas A&M visualization students to supplement art history courses, was recognized as one of the best “serious games” at a November educational technology conference.
Viz grad tells how Disney created 'Zootopia' city with GIS software

Viz grad tells how Disney team used GIS to create 'Zootopia'

posted November 20, 2017
In “Zootopia,” the Oscar-winning animated film where thousands of anthropomorphic animals coexist, Disney artist Brandon Jarratt, a former Texas A&M visualization student, used geographic information system software to craft the movie paradise.
Student-led Chillennium '17 breaks Guinness World Record

Chillennium '17 breaks Guinness World Record

posted October 19, 2017
Reeling from too much Red Bull and bleary-eyed from sleep deprivation, student game designers lumbered out of the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University at the end of Chillennium 2017, a world record-setting, student-led game design competition.
Chillennium 17 organizers aspire to beat game jam world record

Students to make world record attempt at 48-hour game jam

posted October 11, 2017
Student video game designers will vie for a Guinness World Record as they design games from scratch in just 48 hours at Chillennium 2017, an Oct. 13-15, 2017 event hosted by the Texas A&M Department of Visualization.