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"Hour of Code" Initiative Hopes to Stir Excitement in STEM
December 9-15, 2013 is National Computer Science Education Week, and the non-profit organization Code.org is using the week to promote their One...
December 9-15, 2013 is National Computer Science Education Week, and the non-profit organization Code.org is using the week to promote their One Hour of Code initiative.

December 9-15, 2013 is National Computer Science Education Week, and the non-profit organization Code.org is using the week to promote their One Hour of Code initiative. According to Code.org, the flagship week-long celebration is meant to coincide with the 107th birthday of Admiral Grace Hopper, an early American computing pioneer.

Science and Engineering Fair of Houston Produces UH Scholar
Science fairs have come a long way from baking soda volcanoes and pet store mice in a homemade maze. What were once ill-attended exhibitions in...
Manvitha Katta

Science fairs have come a long way from baking soda volcanoes and pet store mice in a homemade maze. What were once ill-attended exhibitions in middle school cafeterias are now grand tournaments with international circuits, and the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) -- presented by 2014 primary sponsor, Chevron Corporation -- is leading the way for scientific and engineering advancement.

Cullen College Playing Key Role in Offshore Energy Safety Institute
No one disputes that offshore energy development carries environmental risks. Through its involvement in the new Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI...

No one disputes that offshore energy development carries environmental risks. Through its involvement in the new Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI), the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering will play a key role in ensuring the safety of offshore energy production for years to come.

VIDEO: NSBE Students Hit the Pavement for the "Walk for Education"
Watch our video for the NSBE's "Walk for Education!"

Watch our video for the NSBE's "Walk for Education!"

PHOTOS: BOS Party 2013
The Engineering BOS (Beginning of Semester) Party was held last night in front of the engineering buildings. Hundreds of students attended the event...

The Engineering BOS (Beginning of Semester) Party was held last night in front of the engineering buildings. Hundreds of students attended the event and enjoyed free food, drinks, music and games.

To view photos from this year's BOS Party, visit the Cullen College's Flickr page.

 

BP Grant Supports PROMES Program, STEP Forward Camp and Power Weekend
Thanks to an $85,000 grant from BP, the Cullen College’s PROMES (Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies) Program now has the much-needed support...

Thanks to an $85,000 grant from BP, the Cullen College’s PROMES (Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies) Program now has the much-needed support to continue its many outreach and student success activities this academic year and throughout the summer of 2014.

Advice for Engineering Grads: Houston Chronicle Taps Into Engineering Career Center
An article published in the Nov. 3rd issue of the Houston Chronicle taps into the expertise of Engineering Career Center senior director Vita Como...

An article published in the Nov. 3rd issue of the Houston Chronicle taps into the expertise of Engineering Career Center senior director Vita Como for advice on how engineering grads can increase their chances of employment after college.

ECE Professors Named Directors of Honors Engineering Program
Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor Fritz Claydon has been appointed director of the Honors Engineering Program at the UH Cullen...

Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor Fritz Claydon has been appointed director of the Honors Engineering Program at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, with ECE associate professor Len Trombetta appointed as associate director.

Opportunities for Engineering Entrepreneurs You Never Knew Existed
Let’s face it: Houston is an entrepreneurial town, and the University of Houston is no different. In fact, over 3,500 UH alumni own or run a business...

Let’s face it: Houston is an entrepreneurial town, and the University of Houston is no different. In fact, over 3,500 UH alumni own or run a business, and 63 percent of all UH alumni live and work in the city of Houston.

Civil Engineering Faculty Writing Bridge Design Specs for New Structural Material
A civil infrastructure that provides essentials like clean running water and passable roads is essential to a healthy and prosperous society. While...
Belarbi

A civil infrastructure that provides essentials like clean running water and passable roads is essential to a healthy and prosperous society. While concrete and steel remain the backbones of modern infrastructure, civil engineers are exploring ways to add advanced composite materials to the mix. These materials could increase the service life of existing structures in need of repair and new structures alike by decades.

PHOTOS: Civil & Environmental Engineering Alumni Luncheon
The Cullen College of Engineering's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering held their 11th annual alumni luncheon last Tuesday, October...
Dean Tedesco and Jerry Rogers

The Cullen College of Engineering's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering held their 11th annual alumni luncheon last Tuesday, October 15th at the Hess Club in Houston.This year's luncheon was held in honor of the retirement of Dr. Jerry Rogers after 43 years of dedicated service to the college.

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...
Renu Khator

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...
Rifai

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.

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