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UH Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Promote Women in STEM Fields
The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE to increase the number...

The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE to increase the number and success of women faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Craig Glennie Appointed Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Surveying
The American Society of Civil Engineer's Journal of Surveying's newest associate editor is Craig Glennie, assistant professor of civil and...
Craig Glennie

The American Society of Civil Engineer's Journal of Surveying's newest associate editor is Craig Glennie, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Cullen College.

Extreme Environment Workshop for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Extreme Environment Workshop: Design for Survival -- Where and When it Matters Most Take part in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate level...

Extreme Environment Workshop: Design for Survival -- Where and When it Matters Most

Take part in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate level course which explores urgent habitation challenges which are both common and unique to various Earth and space environments. Investigations and discussions will address issues that include:

Texas Public Works Association Honors Cullen College Alumnus
Every year, the Texas Public Works Association honors a select few public works employees with the prestigious Top Public Works Leader of the Year...
Doug Haude (top row, second from left) with the EAA board.

Every year, the Texas Public Works Association honors a select few public works employees with the prestigious Top Public Works Leader of the Year Award. This year, Cullen College alumnus Doug Haude (BSCE ’02) received the award for his work with the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA).

6th Annual Hurricane and Disasters Conference to be Held on August 1
In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and...

In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and in 2008, Hurricane Ike (a Category 2 storm) came ashore over Galveston and wreaked havoc in the Houston area, knocking out power to many customers in the greater Houston metro area for several weeks.

Phillips 66 Donation Strengthens Ties to University of Houston
The University of Houston’s colleges of business and engineering have gained new support from one of the city’s energy leaders, which has donated...

The University of Houston’s colleges of business and engineering have gained new support from one of the city’s energy leaders, which has donated money to a variety of programs and student support services.

Phillips 66, a Houston-based energy manufacturing and logistics company, was created in 2012 through a split with ConocoPhillips. It cracked the top 10 in the Fortune 500 last year, reaching No. 6 with revenue over $161 billion in 2013.

College Grieves Passing of Undergraduate Student Ridwan Ajala
Ridwan Ajala, a beloved undergraduate student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, passed away on Tuesday, June 24th. Ridwan touched many members...

Ridwan Ajala, a beloved undergraduate student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, passed away on Tuesday, June 24th. Ridwan touched many members of the Cullen College community with his incredible work ethic, infectious positive attitude, and dedication as a student and friend. To say that he was loved and will be missed by our community is an understatement.

Civil & Environmental Engineering Researcher Wins NASA's New Investigator Award
Hyongki Lee, assistant professor in the Cullen College’s department of civil and environmental engineering, has won NASA’s New (Early Career)...

Hyongki Lee, assistant professor in the Cullen College’s department of civil and environmental engineering, has won NASA’s New (Early Career) Investigator Award in Earth Science.

CEE Professor Co-Chairs Membrane Society Conference
More than 400 people are registered for the 24th annual meeting of the North American Membrane Society, set for May 31-June 4 in a Houston suburb.
Shankar Chellam

More than 400 people are registered for the 24th annual meeting of the North American Membrane Society, set for May 31-June 4 in a Houston suburb.

PHOTOS: Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineers Induction Ceremony
On Thursday, May 1, the UH Cullen College of Engineering's department of civil and environmental engineering inducted two new members into their...

On Thursday, May 1, the UH Cullen College of Engineering's department of civil and environmental engineering inducted two new members into their prestigious Academy of Distinguished Civil and Environmental Engineers.

Cullen College Faculty Awarded by University
Each spring, the University of Houston recognizes exceptional faculty member across the university at the annual UH Faculty Excellence Awards...
Litvinov

Each spring, the University of Houston recognizes exceptional faculty member across the university at the annual UH Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony. This year, nine Cullen College of Engineering faculty members were honored for their great strides in teaching and research excellence.

NCALM Researcher Awarded $200K To Develop Open-Source LiDAR Software
Computers and other technologies have vastly increased our ability to collect data on just about anything you can imagine. However, one major...

Computers and other technologies have vastly increased our ability to collect data on just about anything you can imagine. However, one major drawback to this is our inability to keep up with the amount of data being produced by these technologies. In many cases, the vast amounts of data being collected are going unused – that is, until more sophisticated software or other data-mining tools can be developed to decipher, apply and use this data in meaningful ways.

PHOTOS: 25th Annual Golf Tournament Tees Off
The sun broke through the morning clouds just in time for over 120 golfers to tee off at the 25th annual Cullen College of Engineering golf...

The sun broke through the morning clouds just in time for over 120 golfers to tee off at the 25th annual Cullen College of Engineering golf tournament on Monday, April 7.

International Team Using Shape Memory Alloys to Rehab Concrete Structures
A team of researchers from University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Qatar University has won a $779,000 grant to develop a new way to...
Dawood

A team of researchers from University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Qatar University has won a $779,000 grant to develop a new way to rehabilitate deteriorating reinforced concrete structures.

Researchers Win $700k Grant to Develop Pipeline Safety System
Damage to natural gas pipelines is both dangerous and expensive to repair. Much of it is also entirely avoidable. Excavators cause about 30 percent...
Cullen College researchers are developing a low-cost system that can send out warnings when an excavator is digging to close to a pipeline.

Damage to natural gas pipelines is both dangerous and expensive to repair. Much of it is also entirely avoidable.

Excavators cause about 30 percent of pipeline damage incidents. In most of these events, the team working the excavator hadn’t bothered to find out if a natural gas pipeline is nearby before digging, even though there’s a national hotline set up to provide this information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Shankar Chellam's Saharan Dust Research Highlighted by Houston Chronicle
Anyone with respiratory sensitivities like asthma or allergies knows Houston’s air quality can be a problem.
Chellam

Anyone with respiratory sensitivities like asthma or allergies knows Houston’s air quality can be a problem.

Four Young UH Alums Honored During EWeek
Yesterday marked the start of National Engineers Week, a time to recognize the essential roles engineers play in modern society. In cooperation with...
National Engineers Week Runs February 16 to February 22.

Yesterday marked the start of National Engineers Week, a time to recognize the essential roles engineers play in modern society. In cooperation with the Houston Engineers Week Committee, engineering professional organizations and societies in and around the Houston area use this time to recognize their outstanding young members with a Young Engineer of the Year Award. This year, four alums of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering received the honor.

Cullen College Hosts Second "Intellectual Property Training Series"
As part of its ongoing effort to support entrepreneurship among its faculty and students, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is...

As part of its ongoing effort to support entrepreneurship among its faculty and students, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is hosting an Intellectual Property Training Series for the second year in a row. This latest IP Training Series will begin on March 21.

Cullen College Names Outstanding Student Award Winners
The Cullen College of Engineering faculty members have made their final decisions on this year’s overall Outstanding Junior and Senior Award...
 Connor Fernandez

The Cullen College of Engineering faculty members have made their final decisions on this year’s overall Outstanding Junior and Senior Award recipients, and the winners are Connor Fernandez, chemical engineering junior, and Ryan Hannemann, mechanical engineering senior.

VIDEO: UH Engineering Students Take Ride on NASA's "Vomit Comet"
Last November, we told you about a team of UH Cullen College of Engineering students who were chosen to take a coveted ride in NASA’s reduced...
The UH Cougarnauts

Last November, we told you about a team of UH Cullen College of Engineering students who were chosen to take a coveted ride in NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft, known as the “Vomit Comet.” The UH “Cougarnauts” team members were chosen as part of an elite group to participate in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, where they performed an assigned experiment during 25-second bouts of weightlessness inside the aircraft. The UH students studied the effects of freezing water in zero-gravity conditions.

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