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Merry Raba ’84 and William Raba ’86 former students support graduate education

Merry '84 and William '86 Raba support graduate education

posted October 8, 2019
Where their story started, they are helping others begin. Merry '84 and William '86 Raba met and began their lives together at Texas A&M University and are creating a legacy by establishing two $150,000 endowments.
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.
Study abroad alum launches scholarship honoring Abbott

Former student creates new study abroad scholarship

posted March 19, 2018
A former Texas A&M environmental design student who was transformed by a single 1982 semester spent studying abroad in Italy is creating a scholarship to help fund similar transcendent educational experiences for today’s Texas A&M students.
Facility management students earn scholarships from FM group

FM group awards scholarships to two college students

posted December 7, 2017
Two Texas A&M College of Architecture graduate students who show promise as future leaders earned scholarships at the Oct. 16 International Facility Management Association conference in Houston.
Holidays bring opportunity for end-of-year donations to college

Holidays present chance for year-end donations to college

posted December 13, 2016
Former students have multiple end-of-the-year opportunities to remember College of Architecture faculty who've contributed to their success, said Larry Zuber, the university’s development officer for the college.
Distinguished alumnus, renowned architect, WWII hero Peña endows Architecture Scholars Program

Scholars program created with gift from former student

posted December 13, 2016
A new scholarship program established with a significant endowment by William Merriweather Peña ’42, a former Texas A&M architecture student, World War II hero, and renowned architect, will help generations of aspiring Aggie architects receive an education.
Ph.D. student’s new algorithms hasten virtual fire simulations

Student's algorithms expedite virtual fire scenario simulations

posted October 4, 2016
New algorithms that dramatically shorten the time it takes to perform virtual building fire simulations developed by Chengde Wu, a Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M, can help architects make data-driven decisions to improve fire safety in their building designs.
Barucchieri honored in one of two new study abroad scholarships

Former students endow new study abroad scholarships

posted March 24, 2016
New scholarships endowed by two former students honor Paolo Barucchieri, the late, much-loved former director at the College of Architecture's study abroad venue in Italy and help students fulfill their study abroad requirement there.
Three visualization students land $10K scholarships from Sony

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.
Viz students earn scholarships from Sony Pictures Imageworks

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.
Dynamic Systems donates lab for viewing building’s infrastructure

New lab to showcase building systems in redone Francis Hall

posted September 24, 2013
When construction science students begin taking classes in the renovated Francis Hall in spring 2015 they’ll be able to see exposed mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems at work in a $100,000 specialty lab funded by Dynamic Systems, Inc.
Van Cleave ’81, Balfour Beatty gift funds audiovisual CoSci classroom

Donation funds new CoSci AV classroom

posted July 1, 2013
When Texas A&M construction science students move into their new Francis Hall headquarters next year, they're lessons will be enhanced by a new state-of-the-art audiovisual classroom made possible by a $150,000 combined gift from Balfour Beatty Construction and Robert Van Cleave ‘81, the company’s chairman and CEO.
Ph.D. student eying effectiveness of occupancy-based HVAC system

Ph.D. study eying occupancy-based HVAC system

posted March 11, 2013
Significant energy savings could be realized in small homes in hot climates with an air conditioning system being researched by Simge Andolsun, a Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M, that cools rooms based on where people are at different times during the day.
Grad students earn scholarships from facility management group

IFMA awards students with scholarships

posted September 25, 2012
Three graduate students at Texas A&M pursuing facility management certificates were awarded scholarships by an international FM foundation based on the students’ essays, leadership skills and letters of professional intent.
Esquivel's 3-D latticework designs festoon Hispanic scholarship gala

Architecture prof's designs festoon Hispanic gala

posted July 31, 2012
Intricate 3-D latticework crafted from polymer sheets and hung from the wall and ceiling of the Brazos Center ballroom provided a celebratory atmosphere for a July 14 scholarship award gala hosted by the Hispanic Forum of Bryan/College Station.