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Cullen College Alumnus and Advocate Appointed to UH System Board of Regents
Cullen College alumnus and advocate Durga D. Agrawal has been appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents by Gov. Rick Perry.

Cullen College alumnus and advocate Durga D. Agrawal has been appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents by Gov. Rick Perry.

PHOTOS: Undergraduate Research Day 2013
The 9th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 10th. It showcased the achievements of 130 undergraduate researchers from...

The 9th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 10th. It showcased the achievements of 130 undergraduate researchers from the University of Houston through poster presentations. Student presenters included undergraduates from a total of 11 colleges at the University.

PHOTOS: Engineering Leadership Board Reception and Dinner
On Thursday, October 3, members of the Cullen College's Engineering Leadership Board gathered at the Petroleum Club of Houston for a reception and...
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On Thursday, October 3, members of the Cullen College's Engineering Leadership Board gathered at the Petroleum Club of Houston for a reception and dinner.

Rifai Named "Environmental Professional of the Year"
Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Hanadi Rifai has been named the Environmental Professional of the Year by the Texas Association of...
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Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Hanadi Rifai has been named the Environmental Professional of the Year by the Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (TAEP).

Videos: Why Should You Invest in a New Engineering Building for the Cullen College?
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has grown tremendously in recent years, with research expenditures and enrollment at or near...

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has grown tremendously in recent years, with research expenditures and enrollment at or near all-time highs. We must keep this momentum going, but in order to do so, we must first expand our facilities.

Engineering and Biology Professors Team Up to Offer Massive Online Graduate Course
Two University of Houston faculty members – Steve Pennings, professor of biology and biochemistry, and Kyle Strom, assistant professor of civil and...
Kyle Strom delivers course lecture on “Basics of Mud Transport” using Adobe Connect software.

Two University of Houston faculty members – Steve Pennings, professor of biology and biochemistry, and Kyle Strom, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering – are collaborating with other faculty around the country to offer a massive online graduate course that links biology and geomorphology.

Video: Engineering Career Fairs Set the Cullen College Apart
Watch the video: Fall 2013 Engineering Career Fair

Watch the video: Fall 2013 Engineering Career Fair

Glacier Study Explores Sea Levels, Water Resources
Hyongki Lee, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, is part of...
Satellite altimeter tracks over the Bering Glacier in Alaska.

Hyongki Lee, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, is part of an international team studying shrinking mountain glaciers and ice caps using satellite remote sensing measurements.

Earthquake Research Explores Use of High-Performance Concrete
New, stronger concrete that can better withstand an earthquake isn’t much good if it’s too expensive to use.
The Cullen College’s multi-axial testing system will enable researchers to simulate earthquake loads on high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete. There are only three such systems in the United States.

New, stronger concrete that can better withstand an earthquake isn’t much good if it’s too expensive to use.

Engineering Students Travel to Brazil for Outreach
Members of two UH organizations brought engineering to Brazilian high school students last month as part of their global outreach efforts.

Members of two UH organizations brought engineering to Brazilian high school students last month as part of their global outreach efforts.

Chellam Co-Authors Paper on Saharan Dust Discovery
Environmental engineering professor Shankar Chellam has co-authored a paper which outlines his team's findings on characteristics of Saharan dust and...

Environmental engineering professor Shankar Chellam has co-authored a paper which outlines his team's findings on characteristics of Saharan dust and its impact on air pollution. The paper will be published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

Why You Should Join a Student Organization
Did you know that students who are active members of organizations tend to have more positive college experiences than those who aren’t?

Did you know that students who are active members of organizations tend to have more positive college experiences than those who aren’t?

Disaster Recovery Gets Boost from NSF Grant
One of the biggest challenges following a natural disaster is simply getting help to where it’s needed. After an event like a hurricane or...
A map of a disaster area created by by NCALM.

One of the biggest challenges following a natural disaster is simply getting help to where it’s needed. After an event like a hurricane or earthquake, debris and standing water can block roadways, making it nearly impossible for rescue crews to know which paths will lead them to people in need.

Laser Mapping Center Gets NSF Funding
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the University of Houston’s National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) has, in the...
Working with archeologists in Belize, NCALM researchers were able to create topographical maps of a Mayan city through dense vegetation. These maps located ruins and features that hadn’t been discovered during years of more traditional archeological exploration and research.

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the University of Houston’s National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) has, in the past few years: located ancient ruins, identified levees in danger of failing, charted land erosion following hurricanes, created flood maps for urban areas, found near-drought conditions in seemingly healthy plants, mapped the sea floor, ch

Dunbar Pens Blog Post on Changing the STEM Education Conversation
Professor Bonnie Dunbar, retired astronaut, National Academy of Engineering member and alumna of the Cullen College of Engineering, has written a...

Professor Bonnie Dunbar, retired astronaut, National Academy of Engineering member and alumna of the Cullen College of Engineering, has written a guest blog post on The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas web site, on the need for solutions to challenges in delivering STEM education.

Top Ten Resources for Engineering Students
For new engineering students, balancing the many aspects of college life can be a challenging experience. That’s why the University of Houston offers...

For new engineering students, balancing the many aspects of college life can be a challenging experience. That’s why the University of Houston offers a number of resources to help students succeed, both in and out of the classroom. Below is a list of resources, programs and centers that are available to University of Houston students.

"Engineering futures are always bright:" The Houston Chronicle Reports on the Cullen College
It is no secret that an engineering degree is worth quite a bit of money these days. According to data from the 2013 report from the National...
The Cullen College of Engineering Career Fair, where many of Houston's industry leaders recruit new talent right on campus.

It is no secret that an engineering degree is worth quite a bit of money these days. According to data from the 2013 report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, seven of the top 10 highest-paid college degrees are in engineering.

Texas Hurricane Center Featured on Channel 13 News
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Dr. Vipu being interviewed by ABC Channel 13 News at the 5th Annual Texas Hurricane Center Conference.

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Texas Hurricane Center's 2013 Conference
The Texas Hurricane Center's fifth annual hurricane conference on education and research will be held on August 2, 2013 at the University Hilton,...

The Texas Hurricane Center's fifth annual hurricane conference on education and research will be held on August 2, 2013 at the University Hilton, University of Houston, Houston, Texas. It will feature keynote speakers from local, state and federal agencies. Ongoing research and educational programs at various Universities in Texas and Gulf Coast region will be presented.

Professors’ NSF Grant To Develop Advanced Adhesives for Composites
Wind turbines, aircraft, and automobiles could become more tough and durable thanks to research being conducted at the University of Houston Cullen...
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Wind turbines, aircraft, and automobiles could become more tough and durable thanks to research being conducted at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. All of these use composites, materials that contain two or more constituents that have distinct properties. In these examples, the composites are composed of a polymer resin and reinforcing fibers such as glass or carbon.

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