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BP Grant Supports PROMES Program, STEP Forward Camp and Power Weekend
Thanks to an $85,000 grant from BP, the Cullen College’s PROMES (Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies) Program now has the much-needed support to continue its many outreach and student success activities this academic year…
ECE Professors Named Directors of Honors Engineering Program
Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor Fritz Claydon has been appointed director of the Honors Engineering Program at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, with ECE associate professor Len Trombetta appointed as…
Opportunities for Engineering Entrepreneurs You Never Knew Existed
Let’s face it: Houston is an entrepreneurial town, and the University of Houston is no different. In fact, over 3,500 UH alumni own or run a business, and 63 percent of all UH alumni live and work in the city of Houston. The…
PHOTOS: Civil & Environmental Engineering Alumni Luncheon
The Cullen College of Engineering's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering held their 11th annual alumni luncheon last Tuesday, October 15th at the Hess Club in Houston.This year's luncheon was held in honor of the…
Dean Tedesco and Jerry Rogers
Civil Engineering Faculty Writing Bridge Design Specs for New Structural Material
A civil infrastructure that provides essentials like clean running water and passable roads is essential to a healthy and prosperous society. While concrete and steel remain the backbones of modern infrastructure, civil engineers…
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PHOTOS: Engineering Leadership Board Reception and Dinner
On Thursday, October 3, members of the Cullen College's Engineering Leadership Board gathered at the Petroleum Club of Houston for a reception and dinner. Guests attending the dinner were pleasantly surprised with a speech from…
Renu Khator
PHOTOS: Undergraduate Research Day 2013
The 9th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 10th. It showcased the achievements of 130 undergraduate researchers from the University of Houston through poster presentations. Student presenters…
Cullen College Alumnus and Advocate Appointed to UH System Board of Regents
Cullen College alumnus and advocate Durga D. Agrawal has been appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents by Gov. Rick Perry. Agrawal received his master's and doctorate degree in industrial engineering from…
Rifai Named "Environmental Professional of the Year"
Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Hanadi Rifai has been named the Environmental Professional of the Year by the Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (TAEP). Rifai, who also serves as the Cullen College’s…
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Videos: Why Should You Invest in a New Engineering Building for the Cullen College?
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has grown tremendously in recent years, with research expenditures and enrollment at or near all-time highs. We must keep this momentum going, but in order to do so, we must…
Engineering and Biology Professors Team Up to Offer Massive Online Graduate Course
Two University of Houston faculty members – Steve Pennings, professor of biology and biochemistry, and Kyle Strom, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering – are collaborating with other faculty around the…
Kyle Strom delivers course lecture on “Basics of Mud Transport” using Adobe Connect software.
Video: Engineering Career Fairs Set the Cullen College Apart
Watch the video: Fall 2013 Engineering Career Fair Besides having one of the best engineering programs in the nation, there's one huge thing that sets the UH Cullen College of Engineering apart from other engineering colleges…
Glacier Study Explores Sea Levels, Water Resources
Hyongki Lee, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, is part of an international team studying shrinking mountain glaciers and ice caps using…
Satellite altimeter tracks over the Bering Glacier in Alaska.
Earthquake Research Explores Use of High-Performance Concrete
New, stronger concrete that can better withstand an earthquake isn’t much good if it’s too expensive to use. That’s the idea behind a research project being conducted by Bora Gencturk, assistant professor of civil and…
The Cullen College’s multi-axial testing system will enable researchers to simulate earthquake loads on high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete. There are only three such systems in the United States.
Engineering Students Travel to Brazil for Outreach
Members of two UH organizations brought engineering to Brazilian high school students last month as part of their global outreach efforts. “One Day in Engineering” (“Um Dia na Engenharia”) was planned by Gabriela Bernardes,…
Why You Should Join a Student Organization
Did you know that students who are active members of organizations tend to have more positive college experiences than those who aren’t? “Educational researchers tell us that students tend to do much better in college when they…
Chellam Co-Authors Paper on Saharan Dust Discovery
Environmental engineering professor Shankar Chellam has co-authored a paper which outlines his team's findings on characteristics of Saharan dust and its impact on air pollution. The paper will be published in the journal …
Disaster Recovery Gets Boost from NSF Grant
One of the biggest challenges following a natural disaster is simply getting help to where it’s needed. After an event like a hurricane or earthquake, debris and standing water can block roadways, making it nearly impossible…
A map of a disaster area created by by NCALM.
Laser Mapping Center Gets NSF Funding
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the University of Houston’s National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) has, in the past few years: located ancient ruins, identified levees in danger of failing,…
Working with archeologists in Belize, NCALM researchers were able to create topographical maps of a Mayan city through dense vegetation. These maps located ruins and features that hadn’t been discovered during years of more traditional archeological exploration and research.
Dunbar Pens Blog Post on Changing the STEM Education Conversation
Professor Bonnie Dunbar, retired astronaut, National Academy of Engineering member and alumna of the Cullen College of Engineering, has written a guest blog post on The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas web…

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