Andre Thomas, MFA
Director, LIVE Lab & Associate Professor of the Practice
Department of Visualization, Texas A&M University
André Thomas' passion for game-based learning resonates inside and outside of the classroom. With 20+ years in CGI production, he has worked around the world on legendary video games, live action feature films, and gripping commercials. He served as Head of Graphics for EA Sports Football (including NCAA, Head Coach, NFL Tour and Madden); and also created graphics for films Men in Black, ConAir, Independence Day, Valiant, Ant Bully and Tomorrow Never Dies. He founded and serves as director of the LIVE Lab in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M, where he teaches game design/development and interactive graphics techniques.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Augmenting Interprofessional Education with Intersectoral Action for Health: Mitigating a Disaster Using Game-Based Learning
Texas A&M Health’s Disaster Day is the nation’s largest student-led interprofessional emergency response simulation. Since 2008, the annual event has grown to 800 students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, psychology, athletic training, veterinary medicine, and the Corp of Cadets. Traditionally conducted at a world-class training facility for emergency responders, interprofessional student teams work to rescue survivors, manage communications/logistics, solve public health cases using patient-level clues, and diagnose/treat standardized patients. The goal is to produce…