Texas A&M program merges art and science to address climate issues

Oct 27, 2014

Two Texas A&M University programs have partnered to help explain climate change issues facing the state.

he Sea Grant Program at Texas A&M has teamed up with the university's Institute for Applied Creativity to create a semester-long internship position that will use videos to address topics surrounding weather, water and climate change.
Intern Joshua Aoki, a master's student in the Department of Visualization in the Texas A&M College of Architecture, will combine visual art and science in the series of educational videos, which will be posted online and possibly aired on public television.

"Visualization is a powerful tool," said Mona Behl with the Texas A&M Sea Grant College Program. "What we want to do is use visualization as an aid to explain some difficult technical concepts related to climate science and educate Texans about the impacts of climate change. Our goal is to present scientific information in a way that is most credible and objective, yet accessible to all Texans."