Student Success

Concrete Canoe Team Competes, Places in Nationals
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s concrete canoe team finished among the top 15 teams at the national competition in California over the weekend. It was the sixth appearance by a team from the university…
The University of Houston concrete canoe was one of 22 teams to compete at the national competition in California. Contributed photo
Graduate Student Takes Home Honor at ICE Competition
Taraka Ravi Shankar Mullapudi, a Ph.D. candidate in civil and structural engineering, placed third at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) USA Graduate and Student Paper Competition recently. Mullapudi was among three chosen…
Taraka Ravi Shankar Mullapudi holds the three awards he recieved at the 24th Annual Campus Leaders Reception and Awards Ceremony April 27. Contributed Photo.
Concrete Canoe Team Captures First, Qualifies for Nationals
For months, a team of University of Houston civil engineering students has been concocting the perfect recipe. A dash of fly ash, some silica fume, foam, shredded tires, PVA fibers, water, ceramic beads, glass bubbles and most…
Students from the Concrete Canoe Team pose with Steer Clear, their 215-pound concrete canoe. Photo by Thomas Shea.
UH Students Win Regional Concrete Canoe Competition for Second Year
A team of University of Houston engineering students paddled their way to a second consecutive first place win April 28 at the Texas/Mexico Regional Concrete Canoe Competition. The students beat out 11 teams competing at…
Photo by Thomas Shea.
Students Receive Energy Engineering Scholarships
Five UH Cullen College of Engineering students were recently each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Association of Energy Engineers Foundation to be used for courses directly related to energy engineering or energy…
UH Concrete Canoe Team Headed to Nationals
A team of undergraduate students from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering took first place in the Texas/Mexico regional Concrete Canoe Competition, giving them the right to represent the area at the national…
The UH student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) won the regional concrete canoe competition in April, earning them a spot in the upcoming national competition June 14 in Seattle, Wash. Photo compliments of ASCE student chapter.
Graduate Student Receives Fellowship for Work in Water Purification
Archana Venkataramanan, an environmental engineering graduate student with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, received a $5,000 fellowship from the Ivanhoe Foundation for her research on drinking water…
Environmental Engineering graduate student Archana Venkataramanan works with a electrocoagulation unit designed for drinking water purification research. Photo by Stephen Pinchback.
UH Civil Engineering Research Recognized with SSRC Vinnakota Award
The results of research conducted in the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were recently recognized in April 2005 by the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC), which presented them with the Vinnakota…
UH Engineering Student Gives Back to Community, Teaches to Reinforce Knowledge
Joseph Joubert said, “To teach is to learn twice,” and civil engineering senior Kimani Augustine has lived by that principle. From his teaching career in the Caribbean to the various tutorial programs he participates in at the UH…
UH Civil Engineering Students Paint for Community Service
Four University of Houston civil engineering students recently participated in a Paint-a-Thon Community Service Project during the National Student Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). On June 22, UH…

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