The 14th Annual Texas A&M College of Architecture Research Symposium: Natural, Built, Virtual will take place Monday, Oct. 22 at the Langford Architecture Center on the Texas A&M campus.
The daylong research showcase, which begins with a 7:30 a.m. continental breakfast, features a series of faculty presentations previously delivered at scholarly venues around the world. This year's symposium includes invited or refereed presentations and papers from the 2011-12 academic year.
"The individual sessions comprising the symposium display a wide range of scholarship with respect to people and place," said Louis G. Tassinary, executive associate dean for the College of Architecture. "Fundamentally, the sessions reflect themes that have emerged in the work of the faculty and research staff over the past year."
The symposium will feature approximately 50 presentations divided into diverse categories and delivered in several concurrent sessions throughout the day. This year's presentations are grouped in broad categories including invention, energy, modeling, management, policy, pedagogy, aging, innovation, perception, history, archaeology, excogitation and well-being.
A "town hall" meeting to discuss the potential impact of grand challenges recently identified by Texas A&M on the college's research center projects and individual faculty research will be featured as the symposium's keynote event, 1-2 p.m. Oct. 22 in Preston Geren Auditorium, building B of the Langford Architecture Center.
The college's annual symposium was established more than a decade ago to underscore the influence of research on teaching and practice. It also serves as a catalyst for research-informed teaching in the College of Architecture's five undergraduate and nine graduate degree programs. And, because many of the presentations were originally delivered at scholarly venues abroad, the event also showcases the global influence of research conducted by college faculty.
The event is open to the public and there is no fee, but due to limited seating registration is required. A continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be served to all symposium registrants.