Dr. Carol Fierke, 2018 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Carol Fierke

2018 Keynote Speaker
Provost & Executive Vice President of Texas A&M University


Natural, Built, Virtual: "Interdisciplinarity"

Natural, Built, Virtual, the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s 20th Annual Research Symposium, is scheduled for October 29, 2018. This year’s theme is “Interdisciplinarity.” Dr. Carol Fierke, Texas A&M Provost, will deliver a keynote address.

Beginning with a 7:30-8 a.m. continental breakfast and registration in the Langford B Exhibit Hall, the symposium features research relevant to natural, built and virtual environments in a series of terse, five-minute presentations abbreviated from talks previously delivered at scholarly venues around the world.

More than 50 presentations will cover broad ranging topics such as sustainability, resilience, heritage conservation, management, pedagogy, and more. The event is open to the public for no fee, but due to limited seating, registration (available online) is required. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be served to all symposium registrants, and college classes will be suspended for students to attend.

This year, symposium presentations will be arranged in multidisciplinary sessions of four speakers, with each allowed five minutes to describe their work. New this year, four 20-minute interdisciplinary sessions, interspersed throughout the day, will highlight collaborative research within and outside the college. 

The symposium provides an opportunity for faculty to hear intriguing ideas outside their specialty and promises to evoke new, innovative research collaborations. For students, the presentations illuminate the depth and breadth of research underway throughout the college.

Register by Tuesday, October 23 in order to be eligible for lunch! 

Schedule of events: 

7:30-8 a.m.         Continental Breakfast and Registration, Geren Auditorium lobby

7:55 a.m.            Welcome address by Dean Jorge Vanegas, Geren Auditorium

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.   Morning presentations

12-1:20 p.m.        Lunch and Discussion with Provost Carol Fierke and Dean Jorge Vanegas 

1:20-5:30 p.m.     Afternoon presentations

5:30-7:00 p.m.     Reception at Wright Gallery

View a complete schedule of presenters on the Event Program page.