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PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 2016 Engineering Alumni Association Gala
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) hosted its annual Alumni Awards Gala on June 9 at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston. The EAA Gala was established in 1987 to recognize alumni, faculty and friends of the UH…
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 doctoral dissertation in the area of finite element methods and computational…
UH Researcher Recognized for Work in Clean Energy
Debora Rodrigues, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has received the 2016 Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Research Award. Her work focuses on…
Civil and Environmental Engineering Chairman Delivers Lecture at Technical University of Vienna
Roberto Ballarini, Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and Chairman of the department of civil and environmental engineering at the Cullen College, was invited to deliver a lecture at the Technical University of Vienna this month on…
Cullen College Engineers Discover Innovative Method to Destroy Bacteria
Researchers at the Cullen College of Engineering have discovered an innovative method for destroying bacteria in a matter of seconds by using light to heat highly porous gold nanodisks. A research paper describing the method was…
Undergraduate Students Pitch Smart Cement at Rice Business Plan Competition
Last month, University of Houston undergraduates from Bauer College of Business pitched their company Sensytec to industry professionals and potential investors at the 16th annual Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC). Wolff…
UH Engineer Investigates Geologic Carbon Sequestration to Combat Climate Change
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…
EAA Announces 2016 Annual Gala Honorees
The 2016 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Hilton Americas Houston on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association, celebrates the professional…
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Grant Allows UH Startup to Increase Global Access to Clean Water With Nano-sized Technology
WAVVE Stream Inc., a University of Houston startup company with the mission of increasing global access to clean water with a nano-sized filtration system, was recently awarded a VentureWell grant to bring their technology out of…
UH Engineering Climbs U.S. News Rankings, Earns Spot on List of Nation's Best Schools
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is well on its way to becoming a Top 50 engineering college in the nation, earning a coveted spot on the list of the Best Engineering Schools of 2017 by U.S. News and World Report. The Cullen…
Center for Innovative Grouting Materials & Technology Hosts Annual Conference at UH Hilton
The Center for Innovative Grouting Materials & Technology (CIGMAT) will hold its annual conference this Friday, March 4 at the UH Hilton. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Infrastructures, Energy, Geotechnical,…
UH Engineer Focuses on Improving Quality of Bridges
As the United States struggles to pay for expanding and maintaining the nation’s transportation infrastructure, a University of Houston research team is proposing changes to the design for bridge construction that could…
UH Engineer Helps Pakistan Officials Manage Water Resources with NASA’s Satellite Data
Using data collected from twin NASA satellites, a UH engineering professor is helping officials from the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) to manage the country’s groundwater resources from approximately 300…
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. Mechanical engineering student Nikhil Walani and civil and environmental engineering student Maruti…
More Texas Teens Want to be Engineers When They Grow Up
A whopping 13 percent of Texas teens who took the 2015 SAT test indicated that they intended to study engineering in college. Engineering was listed as the second-most popular career choice for Texas teens -- 22 percent of…
Engineers Without Borders Team Builds Schoolhouse in Nicaraguan Village
This summer, five students from the University of Houston’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) student chapter traveled to the rural Nicaraguan village of Telpochapa to construct a schoolhouse from the ground up. The trip took place…
PHOTOS: 2015 Undergraduate Research Day
The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library and the Honors College. At the event, over 175 undergraduate…
PHOTOS: 2015 Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Luncheon
The Cullen College’s annual Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Luncheon took place on Tuesday, October 6th at The Hess Club.  Attendees enjoyed a complimentary lunch, followed by a keynote presentation by Dale A. Rudrick…
Secret Lives of Engineers: Civil Engineering Alumnus Alfred Castillo Jr., P.E.
When asked to imagine a “typical” engineer, many people may find themselves conjuring images of sleep-deprived, math-obsessed or highly-analytical individuals. In reality, there is no one-size-fits-all stereotype for engineering…
Engineering Students Lead STEM Outreach Event in Brazil
This summer, three Cullen College of Engineering students and one alumnus boarded a plane bound for Brazil for the third annual Society of Women Engineers (SWE) “One Day in Engineering” outreach event. Held in the city of…

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