Student Success

October 7, 2022
For Marcela Strane, a Ph.D. student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, the opportunity to work on a hydrology project in El Salvador during the summer of 2022 was the…
Cullen College of Engineering Ph.D. student Marcela Strane went to El Salvador as part of the International Research Experience for Students (IRES) offered by the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences (CUAHSI).
September 15, 2022
The University of Houston's wing of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers has earned a National Chapter of the Year for 2021-22 from the national leadership of the group. According to award criteria, National Chapter…
SHPE-UH leadership and officers.
March 4, 2022
When Santiago El Awad was first awarded membership in the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program in the fall of 2019, as he was pursuing his master's degree in Civil Engineering at the Cullen College of…
Santiago El Awad (left) speaking at the annual conference for the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program. El Awad has earned the fellowship three years in a row.
February 25, 2022
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) hosted another successful event on Feb. 22, as the 2022 Engineers Week Awards program recognized 50 students for their accomplishments. Since 2004, the EAA and industry donors have come…
Haley Conley, posing with friends.
January 31, 2022
Reflecting the organization's commitment to the community, the Dow Promise Program has awarded a $10,000 grant to the University of Houston branch of the National Society of Black Engineers, to partner with the Blodgett Urban…
UH NSBE members volunteering at a previous community event at the Blodgett Urban Gardens.
December 15, 2021
The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) has awarded three scholarships for 2021 to students attending the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston. Each student received a monetary award,…
The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) has awarded three scholarships for 2021 to students attending the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston.
November 4, 2021
Cynthia V. Castro, Ph.D., can describe firsthand the importance of networking and being thoroughly prepared. For the Cullen College of Engineering graduate, both aligned for her when it came to meeting a respected figure in her…
UH doctoral graduate Cynthia V. Castro's proposal, “Green infrastructure scaling from local observations to regional applications as a coupled human-water system,” was selected for a $174,000 fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
October 11, 2021
Although the locations and challenges have changed, there has always been one constant for Omar Khalid – learning as much as he can, in a variety of fields and disciplines. Khalid, a native of Iraq, earned his B.S. in Computer…
Omar Khalid is the 2021 recipient of the Paul and Helen Lenchuck Scholarship Program, administered by the National Concrete Masonry Association.
October 16, 2020
For Cullen College of Engineering doctoral student Cynthia V. Castro, growing up on the Gulf Coast and seeing how devastating the storms can be has fueled her educational pursuits, and also led her to being earning a scholarship…
Cynthia V. Castro, a doctoral student working with Dr. Hanadi S. Rifai of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is passionate about her work on flooding and environmental contamination because of her own experiences growing up along the Gulf Coast in Texas.
June 29, 2020
A graduate student at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored by being selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers for the 2020 O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship. Livia Mello, a UH…
Livia Mello, a UH graduate student and doctoral candidate in Civil Engineering with Dr. Roberto Ballarini, was awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2020 O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship to continue her work in studying progressive building collapse.
May 28, 2020
Two researchers from the University of Houston have received a grant to study the potential water conservation savings for different types of land uses in the City of Houston. Dr. Devin Shaffer, an assistant professor in the…
Dana Reed, a doctoral student of Dr. Devin Shaffer of the University of Houston's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, will be developing a model for water use and water conservation based on land use.
November 18, 2019
Klotz views engineering as a 'license to change the world.'   Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (MSCE ’76) was named the keynote speaker for the college’s fall 2019 commencement on…
Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (MSCE ’76)
September 12, 2019
Sensytec Wins Houston MassChallenge, HAN Investment Prize Money and Recognition from Rice Alliance   Sensytec, a UH startup, is busy cementing its reputation with multiple wins this month. On Sept. 5, it was chosen as one of…
Professor Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan and his doctoral student Sai Anudeep Reddy Maddi in their UH Cullen College lab where they work on their smart cement and related research.
July 31, 2019
Ali Ansari’s Research Focuses on Improving Clean Water Output from RO Desalination   Ali Ansari, a doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was recently awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers’ John B.…
Ali Ansari, a civil and environmental engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering. Photo credit: Pouria Kavousi
February 20, 2019
Chong Dai, who earned a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was awarded a 2019 Chinese Government Award for Self-financed Students Abroad. Given by the China Scholarship Council, this…
Chong Dai (Ph.D. '18) won a 2019 Chinese Government Award for Self-financed Students Abroad.
February 19, 2019
Bo Cao, a doctoral candidate in environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won a 2019 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS makes up to 20 such…
Bo Cao, a Cullen College of Engineering Ph.D. candidate, won a a 2019 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the ACS.
August 17, 2018
Research Soaring to New Heights on the Tails of NASA Satellites   Andrea Albright, a graduate student in the Cullen College of Engineering’s geosensing systems engineering and sciences program, won a 2018 National Defense…
Andrea Albright, a UH grad student, is a 2018 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow.
July 13, 2018
Inspired by nature, Ph.D. candidate proposes computational framework to solve life problems   Real life problems are often complex and hard to resolve. So Mohammad Sarraf Joshaghani, a third year Ph.D. student at the Cullen…
Mohammad Joshaghani, a Ph.D. student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, wins top award with research.
March 1, 2018
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)
November 15, 2017
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