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Cullen College student and iEducate tutor Bionka Edmundson in action

When Jameel Jordan became a petroleum engineering student at the Cullen College he never dreamed he'd also become a mentor to third graders.

“It never crossed my mind,” said Jordan.

But the opportunity found him when he learned of iEducate, a group that pays you to share your knowledge of STEM courses (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with students in Houston’s underserved communities.

It seemed a good fit. Turns out it was perfect.

Cullen College in the Community – Partnership with iEducate Teaches Success
Dr. Jaime Ortiz (left) and Sun Yuqing, president of Dalian Maritime University

Representatives of the University of Houston and Dalian Maritime University (DMU) in China signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further mutual goals of academic and research opportunities for students and faculty.

UH Engineering Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese University

Last year the lives of 85 UH Engineering undergraduate students changed drastically when they received scholarships donated by the incredibly generous alumnus Dr. William A. Brookshire. On Feb. 9, these students had the opportunity to meet and thank the man who made such a lasting impact in their lives at the Brookshire Scholarship Luncheon held at the UH Hilton.

Scholarship Recipients Thank Donor Who Changed Their Lives at Brookshire Luncheon
Oliver, a fourth grader at UH Charter School, is keen on learning about robots

When Aaron Becker, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College, took seven engineering students to the UH Charter elementary school to play with robots, he wasn’t just opening young minds – he was upholding the charter school’s vision to help students fulfill their potential through wonder and discovery.

Becker’s Robots and Students Visit Charter School
Making connections at Engineering Career Fair

Aside from attaining knowledge itself, most students attend college to find a path forward in their lives, searching for a career that suits them. At the Engineering Career Fair, that job is made easier as company representatives from the Houston area drop in to offer opportunities, mentor students and share stories of how they went from being a college student to a company employee.

Spring Engineering Career Fair a Success
  • Photos: Robots Take Over UH Charter School
    Photos: Robots Take Over UH Charter School

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  • Zhu Han: He Wrote the Book on Big Data
    Zhu Han: He Wrote the Book on Big Data

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    Stanko Brankovic: Ushering in a New Age of Catalysts

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    Artist Creates While UH Studies Her Brain

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  • Making Them Dance: Jiming Bao Discovers How to Rotate and Align Graphene Flakes
    Making Them Dance: Jiming Bao Discovers How to Rotate and Align Graphene Flakes

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    Targeting Tumors: UH Engineer Aaron Becker Can Steer Medicine Inside You to the Site of Illness

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    Is Your Pond Clean? Now Your Smartphone Can Tell You, Thanks to UH Engineer

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    New Stuart Long Undergrad Research Fund Encourages Hands-On Training

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    Houston Chronicle Profiles UH Engineers Who Are Changing The World

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    ECE Department Welcomes First NAE Faculty Member

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    Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report

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Research Breakthroughs

Professor Stanko Brankovic, first to understand speed of forming catalysts

That exciting feeling you get when you've made a breakthrough discovery and you know that something that seemed impossible yesterday is now completely clear – that's the feeling that Stanko Brankovic, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has about his recent discovery of the speed in which catalysts are formed.

“I’m in the same position as Sir Isaac Newton was when the apple hit him in the head! It’s that same excitement, a ‘Wow!' moment,” said Brankovic.

For Stanko Brankovic, Life is Speeding Up
Associate Professor Jiming Bao and screen filled with graphene flakes suspended in solvent between two layers of glass. Bao discovered that a magnet rotates and aligns the flakes.

In 2010 graphene took center stage when the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to two scientists in the UK "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene." At the UH Cullen College of Engineering, that same passion over pencil lead is shared by Jiming Bao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, but he’s taken it to a whole new dimension,

Rotating and Aligning Graphene Flakes – A UH Engineer's Discovery Opens Doors to Progress

Faculty Accolades

Blood testing is the standard option for checking glucose levels, but a new technology could allow non-invasive testing via a contact lens that samples glucose levels in tears.

UH Engineers Invent Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens

More than 100 engineers, scientists, artists, industry and media representatives came together for the 2016 International Conference of Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity (“Your Brain on Art” conference) in Cancun, Mexico to better understand what happens inside of the brain when art is created or contemplated, and potential applications in medicine, science, engineering, education an

PHOTOS/ VIDEO: Engineers, Scientists and Artists Converge in Cancun for First “Your Brain on Art” Conference

Student Success

 (L-R) Katherine Velasco, historian; Belinda Herrera, new member rep.; Luis Espinoza, VP for external affairs; Daniel Cariel, VP for internal affairs; Mari Violeta Paez, president; Diana Enriquez, regional rep.; Samantha Bryant, secretary; Oscar Rodriguez, treasurer

Every year, as a marketing activity, the leadership board of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UH, recently named outstanding large chapter of the year by the national organization, brainstorms to create the next slogan that typifies their mission.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UH is Number One in the U.S.A.
Making connections at Engineering Career Fair

Aside from attaining knowledge itself, most students attend college to find a path forward in their lives, searching for a career that suits them. At the Engineering Career Fair, that job is made easier as company representatives from the Houston area drop in to offer opportunities, mentor students and share stories of how they went from being a college student to a company employee.

Spring Engineering Career Fair a Success

UH solar panel array
UH ECE students will be using this solar panel for educational and research purposes. (The Solar Array at UH was donated by the Green Mountain Energy Company.) View the current status of UH's solar panel array!

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