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UH Student Earns Top National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship
Research Soaring to New Heights on the Tails of NASA Satellites   Andrea Albright, a graduate student in the Cullen College of Engineering’s...
Andrea Albright, a UH grad student, is a 2018 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow.

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 Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. She is among 69 U.S. fellows chosen from more than 3,600 applicants.

UH Engineering Professor Appointed Associate Editor of Clean Water Journal
Debora Rodrigues, an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, recently accepted the...
Debora Rodrigues, an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is now an associate editor of npj Clean Water

Debora Rodrigues, an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, recently accepted the invitation to serve as an associate editor of npj Clean Water, a new open access online journal dedicated to publishing papers about cutting-edge research aimed at ensuring the clean water supplies around the globe. It is published by Nature Research.

Mission: Possible — Mapping Dangerous Terrain
UH Engineers Focus on Degradable Reconnaissance Vehicles and Evasive Drone Maneuvers   Ensuring military forces have up-to-date information about a...
UH researchers are testing prototypes for the project in Brays Bayou.

UH Engineers Focus on Degradable Reconnaissance Vehicles and Evasive Drone Maneuvers

 

Ensuring military forces have up-to-date information about a potentially hostile region offers obvious advantages, but current methods for doing that – especially along shorelines, where underwater mines and other hazards can pose serious risks – all have drawbacks. It is especially difficult if keeping the technology out of enemy hands is a priority.

Hurricane Conference Offers Updates on Hurricane Preparation
Annual Conference Highlights Regional Readiness for Future Storms Emergency managers, public officials and industry executives will meet at the...
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Annual Conference Highlights Regional Readiness for Future Storms

Emergency managers, public officials and industry executives will meet at the University of Houston Friday, Aug. 3, to discuss the latest in disaster preparations, loss mitigation and rapid recovery in the face of hurricanes and other storms.

UH Engineering Student Wins First Place at 2018 EMI Conference
Inspired by nature, Ph.D. candidate proposes computational framework to solve life problems   Real life problems are often complex and hard to...
Mohammad Joshaghani, a Ph.D. student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, wins top award with research.

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 College of Engineering, looks to nature, numerical techniques and computers to find possible solutions.

Can Nanoparticles Be Used to Lower Antibiotic Resistance?
UH Engineers Are Testing a Theory with Livestock Microbiome Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most serious threats to public health,...
Debora Rodrigues, left, and Stacey Louie, both faculty members in the Cullen College of Engineering, are using a reactor built to simulate the intestines of a pig to study ways to combat antibiotic resistance.

UH Engineers Are Testing a Theory with Livestock Microbiome

Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most serious threats to public health, forcing the use of medications that are more toxic, more expensive and not always effective. There are several causes, including over-prescription of antibiotics in both humans and in livestock.

American Academy of Water Resources Engineers Recognizes UH Civil Engineering Retiree
Jerry Rogers has a lifetime marked by leadership and service   Jerry Rogers, who retired as professor emeritus from the UH department of civil and...
Jerry R. Rogers, retired Professor Emeritus- UH Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the AAWRE 2018 Service to the Profession Award, June 4, 2018

Jerry Rogers has a lifetime marked by leadership and service

 

Jerry Rogers, who retired as professor emeritus from the UH department of civil and environmental engineering in 2013, recently became the fourth recipient of a Service to the Academy Award from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

UH Cullen College's 'Parameters' Magazine Wins Crystal Award from American Marketing Association
The UH Cullen College of Engineering's biannual Parameters magazine earned the American Marketing Association's (AMA) Crystal Award for best public...
UH Cullen College's 'Parameters' Magazine Wins Crystal Award from American Marketing Association

The UH Cullen College of Engineering's biannual Parameters magazine earned the American Marketing Association's (AMA) Crystal Award for best public relations/communications newsletter. Finalists in the category included UH's Bauer College of Business and Houston Methodist Hospital.

UH Researcher to Present Hurricane Lessons at 2018 Texas Emergency Management Conference
With the memories of Hurricane Harvey still fresh, researchers and policymakers across the state of Texas are taking a proactive approach in...
Professor Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan (Vipu), director of the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology at the University of Houston

With the memories of Hurricane Harvey still fresh, researchers and policymakers across the state of Texas are taking a proactive approach in preparing for future storms by looking at the past for lessons and girding up resources.

Solving Texas Water Problems: One Project At A Time
UH Researchers Receive Grants from the Texas Hazardous Waste Research Center   Texas has water issues.
Drought impacts large swathes of Texas on a regular basis creating water-stressed situations.

UH Researchers Receive Grants from the Texas Hazardous Waste Research Center

 

Texas has water issues.

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...
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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 Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) and its director, Ramesh Shrestha. The two are responsible for unearthing archaeological treasures hidden for centuries.

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...
Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will serve as the spring 2018 commencement speaker for the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

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.

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...
Science experiments dazzled and inspired participants at the 2018 Girls Engineering the Future! sponsored by Chevron.

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 corridors as happy shrieks filled the air.

About a thousand Houston-area girls, from grades 4-8, flooded the Cullen College and its surroundings on Saturday, March 24 for the third annual “Girls Engineering the Future Day: A STEM Event,” sponsored by Chevron.

Bacteria-fungi interaction may lead to improvements in crop production, sustainable energy
While microorganism like bacteria and fungi have co-existed for eons, there is still much to discover about them, their interactions and the benefits...
Debora Rodrigues,associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College, is part of an international team studying bacteria-fungi interaction.

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 the world.

Boys, Fathers and Mentors Work Together for STEM Engagement
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...
Researchers and students from the University of Houston are working with fourth- and fifth-grade boys to promote interest in STEM.

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, engineering and mathematics through hands-on engineering activities with their fathers and other mentors from the University of Houston.

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...
Professor Jose Contreras-Vidal, known for his work with prosthetics and brain-computer interfaces, with students.

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 Engineering Schools of 2019. It moved up from #73 in the year before to #69. The ranking is shared by Clemson University, Colorado State University, Tufts University and the University of Iowa.

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...
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.

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 is looking at how bacteria and fungi interact in soil, fundamental scientific research that could lead to advances in plant productivity and bioenergy.

UH Alumnus Wins Prestigious National Engineering Award
Houston civil engineer D. Wayne Klotz (1976 MSCE) has added another feather in his cap. The University of Houston alumnus recently became the fourth...
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)

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 Outstanding Practitioner in Water Resources Engineering Award from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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...

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 land their dream jobs after college. That's why the Cullen College's Career Center offers two Engineering Career Fairs each year, one in the spring and one in the fall, to connect students to the top employers around the country early on in their academic careers.

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...
 National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping/University of Houston

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.

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