• UH and Taiwan Collaborate to Design Earthquake-Proof Buildings
    UH and Taiwan Collaborate to Design Earthquake-Proof Buildings

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  • $3M to UH Engineer to Advise Department of Energy on Transporting Spent Nuclear Fuel Safely
    $3M to UH Engineer to Advise Department of Energy on Transporting Spent Nuclear Fuel Safely

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  • In Vietnam, UH Engineer Trains Stakeholders to Manage Water using Satellites
    In Vietnam, UH Engineer Trains Stakeholders to Manage Water using Satellites

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  • When It Comes to Water, UH Engineer Amin Kiaghadi is Making Quite a Splash
    When It Comes to Water, UH Engineer Amin Kiaghadi is Making Quite a Splash

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  • When Will Steel Snap? UH Engineers Keeping Texas Drivers Safe
    When Will Steel Snap? UH Engineers Keeping Texas Drivers Safe

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  • Houston Chronicle Profiles UH Engineers Who Are Changing The World
    Houston Chronicle Profiles UH Engineers Who Are Changing The World

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  • In Space: UH Students Launch Scientific Balloons For NASA Program
    In Space: UH Students Launch Scientific Balloons For NASA Program

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  • Environmental Engineer Boosts Oil Production Efficiency with DOE Grant
    Environmental Engineer Boosts Oil Production Efficiency with DOE Grant

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  • Civil Engineering Online Master's Program
    Civil Engineering Online Master's Program

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  • Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report
    Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report

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Welcome to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. We are located in Houston, Texas; a city with one of the highest concentrations of civil and environmental engineering companies in the country. Our educational programs offer unique opportunities for a successful career start. The Department has approximately 234 undergraduates and 182 graduate students pursuing BSCE, MS, MCE and PhD degrees in civil and environmental engineering.

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Dr. Jaime Ortiz (left) and Sun Yuqing, president of Dalian Maritime University

Representatives of the University of Houston and Dalian Maritime University (DMU) in China signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further mutual goals of academic and research opportunities for students and faculty.

UH Engineering Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese University

Last year the lives of 85 UH Engineering undergraduate students changed drastically when they received scholarships donated by the incredibly generous alumnus Dr. William A. Brookshire. On Feb. 9, these students had the opportunity to meet and thank the man who made such a lasting impact in their lives at the Brookshire Scholarship Luncheon held at the UH Hilton.

Scholarship Recipients Thank Donor Who Changed Their Lives at Brookshire Luncheon
Making connections at Engineering Career Fair

Aside from attaining knowledge itself, most students attend college to find a path forward in their lives, searching for a career that suits them. At the Engineering Career Fair, that job is made easier as company representatives from the Houston area drop in to offer opportunities, mentor students and share stories of how they went from being a college student to a company employee.

Spring Engineering Career Fair a Success

CIVE 6111 Seminars

Special Seminar: Wastewater treatment plants as chemical observatories to assess environmental and population health
03/01/2017 - 2:30pm

Faculty Accolades

Everyone with a water faucet knows the nuisance of limescale, the chalky deposits of minerals that tend to build up inside of water heaters, pipes and pots. If left untreated, limescale can obstruct the flow of water through pipes and cause serious damage to various components of water lines and water heating systems.

Environmental Engineer Boosts Oil Production Efficiency with Department of Energy Grant

Yandi Hu, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Cullen College, is collaborating with researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to explore the use of geologic carbon sequestration to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide emissi

UH Engineer Investigates Geologic Carbon Sequestration to Combat Climate Change

Student Success

Making connections at Engineering Career Fair

Aside from attaining knowledge itself, most students attend college to find a path forward in their lives, searching for a career that suits them. At the Engineering Career Fair, that job is made easier as company representatives from the Houston area drop in to offer opportunities, mentor students and share stories of how they went from being a college student to a company employee.

Spring Engineering Career Fair a Success
Serra Reed, Outstanding Junior

Undergraduate mechanical engineering students Tam Nguyen, a senior, and Serrae Reed, a junior, focus on their studies with the precision of the engineers they are becoming. Upon graduation, Nguyen has an engineering job nailed down at Shell, and Reed is conducting research on solar cells and the efficiency in which light is harvested for energy production.

Cullen College of Engineering’s 2016-2017 Outstanding Students Named

Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineers

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