academics

Grad vizzers create virtual reality games with ILMxLAB’s help

posted September 18, 2017
Texas A&M graduate visualization students spent the summer creating four virtual reality games from scratch with guidance from industry experts at Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB, an industry leader in Immersive Entertainment production.

Viz prof tapped to join NAS program advisory board

posted September 13, 2017
André Thomas, a visualization professor, who is leading an effort to establish video games as an educational tool in universities and high schools, has been tapped to join the advisory board of the National Academy of Sciences’ Koshland Public Engagement Program.

Micro-manufacturing initiative earns NSF Convergence Award

posted September 12, 2017
To investigate the viability of micro-manufacturing in the United States, the National Science Foundation tapped Francis Quek, professor of visualization at Texas A&M, as one of 23 recipients of a $100,000 Convergence Award.

Tier One Program funds extraordinary learning experiences

posted June 22, 2017
This fall, Texas A&M College of Architecture students will design building envelopes from auto assembly line waste, research problems facing communities on the Texas-Mexico border, and create a virtual reality platform to test engineering designs.

Vizzer creates, runs eclectic record label

posted June 6, 2017
From emo-punk to Arkansas space rock, unassuming music impresario Jonathan Lee Gonzales, an entrepreneurial Texas A&M visualization major with his own record label, is orchestrating a three-city Texas tour this June to showcase more than half of the 17 unique bands represented by his label, Sunday Drive Records.

New video game by Viz prof-led firm aids calculus students

posted January 30, 2017
This semester, students in almost 50 universities are getting help with introductory calculus by playing “Variant,” a new video game developed by Triseum, a Bryan video game development company led by André Thomas, a member of the visualization faculty.

Viz prof co-edits book of mind/body research reviews

posted November 16, 2016
A new edition of a book touted as an exhaustive overview of the latest research findings in psychophysiology — the scientific study of the interaction between mind and body — was co-edited by Louis Tassinary, professor of visualization at Texas A&M.

Esteemed former students create leadership minor

posted November 16, 2016
A group of distinguished leaders from the design and construction industry, all of them Texas A&M former students, recently designed a supplemental curriculum to help aspiring College of Architecture students become tomorrow’s industry leaders.

New holders of professorships announced by dean

posted July 21, 2016
New appointments to Texas A&M College of Architecture endowed professorships and fellowships, which support their holders’ teaching, research and service initiatives, have been announced by Jorge Vanegas, dean of the college.

Student sculptures a hit at Brazos Valley Arts Center exhibit

posted April 29, 2016
A group of metal sculptures displayed outside The Arts Center in College Station, created by students in a visualization sculpture class, created quite a buzz in the Bryan/College Station area, said Chris Dyer, CEO of The Arts Council of Brazos Valley.

Texas A&M ranked with top animation schools in nation

posted April 12, 2016
For the second consecutive year, Texas A&M was recognized as one of the nation’s top animation schools, placing third among public institutions and second in the Southwest in new lists created by Animation Career Review.

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.

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 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.

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.