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Undergrads Engineer the Future of Research at the Cullen College
At the University of Houston, graduate students aren’t the only ones diving into research this summer.

At the University of Houston, graduate students aren’t the only ones diving into research this summer.

Doctoral Student Earns Robert J. Melosh Medal for Computational Mechanics Research
A civil and environmental engineering student from the UH Cullen College of Engineering was recently awarded the Robert J. Melosh Medal for his...

A civil and environmental engineering student from the UH Cullen College of Engineering was recently awarded the Robert J. Melosh Medal for his doctoral dissertation in the area of finite element methods and computational mechanics.

Doctoral Students Honored with Cullen College’s Best Dissertation Awards
Two doctoral students in the UH Cullen College of Engineering received the college’s Best Dissertation Awards for fall 2015.

Two doctoral students in the UH Cullen College of Engineering received the college’s Best Dissertation Awards for fall 2015.

UH Engineering Student to Attend Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing
A Ph.D. student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering was one of only 65 participants selected to attend the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-...
Photo from the 2014 ATPESC

A Ph.D. student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering was one of only 65 participants selected to attend the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Civil Engineering Student Wins Prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
Tropical wetlands are one of the most important sources of methane and carbon emissions, which means these land areas play a key role in climate...
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Tropical wetlands are one of the most important sources of methane and carbon emissions, which means these land areas play a key role in climate change. Hydrology and hydrodynamics in the tropical wetlands are controlling factors of plant and animal ecosystems, sediment delivery, nutrient exchange and global climate change.

UH Team Wins the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge
Graduate students from the University of Houston won top honors in the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge with a plan to harness geothermal energy to...
 UH students Varun Sreenivas, Shanisha Smith, Rose Sobel, Amin Kiaghadi

Graduate students from the University of Houston won top honors in the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge with a plan to harness geothermal energy to treat water produced during hydraulic fracturing.

Civil Engineering Ph.D. Earns DOE Research Award
Later this year, civil engineering Ph.D. student Justin Chang's educational career will receive a boost in the form of funding from the U.S....

Later this year, civil engineering Ph.D. student Justin Chang's educational career will receive a boost in the form of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Award.

Civil Engineering Student Delivers Award-Winning Elevator Pitch
Jingjing Fan, a graduate student in the Cullen College's civil and environmental engineering department, delivered an award-winning elevator pitch at...

Jingjing Fan, a graduate student in the Cullen College's civil and environmental engineering department, delivered an award-winning elevator pitch at the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization's (SNO) first ever Nano Pitch Contest. 

Civil Engineering Ph.D. to Attend SIAM Conference in Computational Science and Engineering
The new year has only just begun, but one civil engineering Ph.D. student is already planning to pack his bags and hit the road.

The new year has only just begun, but one civil engineering Ph.D. student is already planning to pack his bags and hit the road.

UH Concrete Canoe Team Wins Third Place at Regionals
A team of University of Houston engineering students took third place at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Texas/Mexico Regional...

A team of University of Houston engineering students took third place at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Texas/Mexico Regional Concrete Canoe Competition.

Concrete Canoe Team Places Third in Competition
The UH chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers participated in the concrete canoe competition at the 2012 Texas-Mexico Student Regional...
UH concrete canoe team

The UH chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers participated in the concrete canoe competition at the 2012 Texas-Mexico Student Regional Conference in San Antonio last month, taking third place overall. The UH team’s entry named HOPE was dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer.

Ph.D. Candidate Honored for Academic and Philanthropic Achievements
Isis Mejias with Congressman Ted Poe

Civil Engineering Grad Student Wins Fellowship
For the second time in three years, a Cullen College graduate student has won the O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship from the American Society of Civil...
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For the second time in three years, a Cullen College graduate student has won the O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Civil Engineering Graduate Student Wins Paper Competition
Taraka Ravi Shankar Mullapudi, a Ph.D. candidate in the Cullen College’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, won the Earthquake...
Mullapudi

Taraka Ravi Shankar Mullapudi, a Ph.D. candidate in the Cullen College’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, won the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s 2011 Student Paper Competition.

The award was presented to Mullapudi during the group’s 63rd Annual Meeting, held in La Jolla, Calif., last week. Mullapudi presented the winning paper, “Seismic Behavior of RC Structures Subjected to Combined Loading Including Torsion,” at the gathering.

Grad Student Wins Fellowship to Study Soil’s Resistance to Bending
A UH Cullen College of Engineering graduate student has won a fellowship to research an underused method of distributing the load of a structure in...
Mullapudi

A UH Cullen College of Engineering graduate student has won a fellowship to research an underused method of distributing the load of a structure in soil.

Concrete Canoe Team Competes, Places in Nationals
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s concrete canoe team finished among the top 15 teams at the national competition in...
The University of Houston concrete canoe was one of 22 teams to compete at the national competition in California. Contributed photo

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s concrete canoe team finished among the top 15 teams at the national competition in California over the weekend.

It was the sixth appearance by a team from the university in the 23-year history of the competition. Just like their competitors, UH earned a chance to compete in San Luis Obispo, Calif. after winning their regional contest earlier this year.

Graduate Student Takes Home Honor at ICE Competition
Taraka Ravi Shankar Mullapudi, a Ph.D. candidate in civil and structural engineering, placed third at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) USA...
Taraka Ravi Shankar Mullapudi holds the three awards he recieved at the 24th Annual Campus Leaders Reception and Awards Ceremony April 27. Contributed Photo.

Taraka Ravi Shankar Mullapudi, a Ph.D. candidate in civil and structural engineering, placed third at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) USA Graduate and Student Paper Competition recently.

Concrete Canoe Team Captures First, Qualifies for Nationals
For months, a team of University of Houston civil engineering students has been concocting the perfect recipe. A dash of fly ash, some silica fume,...
Students from the Concrete Canoe Team pose with Steer Clear, their 215-pound concrete canoe. Photo by Thomas Shea.

For months, a team of University of Houston civil engineering students has been concocting the perfect recipe.

A dash of fly ash, some silica fume, foam, shredded tires, PVA fibers, water, ceramic beads, glass bubbles and most importantly, a little cement. What they ended up with was a concrete mixture light enough to be buoyant.

UH Students Win Regional Concrete Canoe Competition for Second Year
A team of University of Houston engineering students paddled their way to a second consecutive first place win April 28 at the Texas/Mexico...
Photo by Thomas Shea.

A team of University of Houston engineering students paddled their way to a second consecutive first place win April 28 at the Texas/Mexico Regional Concrete Canoe Competition.

The students beat out 11 teams competing at Texas’ Corpus Christi Bay for the title. High rankings in each of the four portions of the competition—an oral presentation, engineering term paper, physical display and five canoe races—launched them into the top spot.

Students Receive Energy Engineering Scholarships
Five UH Cullen College of Engineering students were recently each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Association of Energy Engineers...

Five UH Cullen College of Engineering students were recently each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Association of Energy Engineers Foundation to be used for courses directly related to energy engineering or energy management.

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