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Houstonia Magazine Highlights Unique UH Research Center
Researchers Use Technology to Revolutionize Archaeology   In an article titled “This UH Research Center is Revolutionizing Archaeology,” Houstonia magazine shines the spotlight on University of Houston’s National Center for…
 National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping/University of Houston
BASF Executive Heidi Alderman to be UH Cullen College 2018 Commencement Speaker
Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College of Engineering 2018 commencement on Friday, May 11. Alderman - who currently serves as senior vice president…
Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will serve as the spring 2018 commencement speaker for the UH Cullen College of Engineering.
UH Engineers, Chevron Introduce Houston-area Girls to STEM Fun
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston was a happening place this weekend — rockets launched into the sky with great puffs of smoke, robots performed amazing feats, and propeller-powered cars raced down…
Science experiments dazzled and inspired participants at the 2018 Girls Engineering the Future! sponsored by Chevron.
Bacteria-fungi interaction may lead to improvements in crop production, sustainable energy
UH researcher receives DOE grant to study fundamental interactions While microorganism like bacteria and fungi have co-existed for eons, there is still much to discover about them, their interactions and the benefits they offer…
Debora Rodrigues,associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College, is part of an international team studying bacteria-fungi interaction.
Boys, Fathers and Mentors Work Together for STEM Engagement
NSF-Funded Project Targets African-American, Latino Boys Both the medium and the message are STEM – encouraging fourth and fifth-grade African-American and Latino boys to embrace the cool factor of science, technology,…
Researchers and students from the University of Houston are working with fourth- and fifth-grade boys to promote interest in STEM.
UH Engineering Rises in U.S. News Rankings
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is several steps closer to landing a spot among the Top 50 engineering colleges in America. The 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings place the Cullen College on the list of the Best…
Professor Jose Contreras-Vidal, known for his work with prosthetics and brain-computer interfaces, with students.
Researchers Study Fundamental Interactions in Soil Communities
DOE-Funded Work Could Lead to Advances in Bioenergy Researchers traditionally have studied individual microorganisms independently of how those organisms interact with their surroundings. Now an international team of researchers…
Debora Rodrigues, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is part of an effort to learn more about how bacteria and fungus interact in soil, work that could lead to advances in bioenergy.
UH Alumnus Wins Prestigious National Engineering Award
Klotz views engineering as a 'license to change the world.'   Houston civil engineer D. Wayne Klotz (1976 MSCE) has added another feather in his cap. The University of Houston alumnus recently became the fourth recipient of an…
D. Wayne Klotz, a University Houston engineering alumnus, received the 2018 Outstanding Practitioner in Water Resources Engineering Award from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE)
UH Researchers Help Archaeologists Find the Remains of a Maya Megalopolis
Archaeologists and adventure junkies are buzzing about the announcement of previously unknown ruins of a complex Maya settlement hidden for centuries amidst the jungles of Guatemala. Researchers at the National Center for…
 National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping/University of Houston
Top Companies Recruit UH Engineers at Fall Career Fair
Students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering aren't just expected to do well in their labs and classes -- engineering students are expected to work in their respective fields of study while pursuing their degrees in order to…
From High in the Sky Hyongki Lee and Ning Cao Monitor Water Storage Changes in Lower Mekong With Latest NASA Grant
One of the biggest challenges faced here on Earth – how to manage water resources for an ever-growing global population – may soon be solved more than 20,000 miles above our heads. Principal investigator Hyongki Lee, associate…
Professor Hyongki Lee (left) and postdoctoral researcher Ning Cao received funding from NASA to help build a sustainable system for water management in the lower Mekong region of Southeast Asia
PHOTOS: Cullen College Celebrates Nearly 450 Graduating Students at Fall 2017 Convocation Ceremony
The UH Cullen College of Engineering held its fall convocation ceremony on Thursday, December 14, recognizing nearly 450 graduating students at the Bayou City Events Center. The ceremony featured a keynote address from UH alumna…
Nearly 450 Students Graduated at The Fall 2017 Engineering Convocation
Gulf Coast Universities Team Up to Address Hurricane Resilience
New Multi-State Institute Focuses on Reducing Damage from Severe Storms A new multi-institution research center will focus on helping the Gulf coast do better at preparing for and mitigating the damage and loss of lives from…
Hanadi Rifai, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of civil and environmental engineering at UH, will serve as director of the Hurricane Resilience Research Institute
Coping with Culture Shock: Director of Graduate Admissions Pens Article on International Student Experience
Life as a college student is fraught with challenges: keeping up with classes, making new friends, learning new fields of study and working jobs and internships. But imagine also having to learn a new language and adjust to a…
PHOTOS: Ronald Larson Engineering Rockwell Lecture
How do you describe materials that aren’t quite liquids, gases or solids? More importantly, how do you model these materials? That’s a big question for scientists and engineers who toil in the world of complex fluids, which…
Joseph W. Tedesco, left, presents plaque to Engineering Rockwell lecturer Ronald Larson
Making Waves: Grad Student's Wave Research Earns AGU Award
It’s a common human experience: Sitting on a beach, watching as the waves lap against the sand. You feel your worries start to melt away as your mind focuses on the breaking waves, one after another. You notice the differences…
Andrea Albright will present her award-winning wave research using NASA's hyperwall at the upcoming AGU Conference
PHOTOS: 2017 Engineering Homecoming Celebration
Students, faculty, alumni and friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered for breakfast tacos, drinks and games to celebrate the 2017 Engineering Homecoming and gear up for the UH Football game against East Carolina…
Joseph Tedesco (right), Dean of the Cullen College, poses with his wife Sue (middle) and Nayeli Martinez, a member of the UH Society of Automotive Engineers
UH Researchers Join National Effort to Study Recent Storms
The Project Seeks to Learn How Best to Respond to National Disasters Two University of Houston researchers are part of an effort by the National Science Foundation to better understand how disasters such as Hurricane Harvey…
PHOTOS: 15th Annual Civil and Environmental Engineering Luncheon Brings Together Students, Alumni and Faculty
The 2017 Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Luncheon brought together more than 100 alumni, students and faculty at the HESS Club in Houston this October. The annual event, now in its 15th year, celebrates the successes…
UH Launches Institute for Data Science
Institute Will Draw Partnerships to Focus on Energy, Health Care, Cybersecurity, Smart Cities The University of Houston has launched a new Institute for Data Science, naming Andrea Prosperetti, Distinguished Professor of…
Andrea Prosperetti

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