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William A. Brookshire, Ph.D., P.E. (BSChE ’57)† will be recognized as the Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala.

The 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Bayou City Event Center on Thursday, June 6. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association (EAA), celebrates the professional accomplishments and contributions of Cullen College alumni and faculty.

Learn more about this year’s honorees below:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

UH Cullen College of Engineering Announces 2019 EAA Gala Honorees

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering celebrated the graduation of more than 600 engineers on Thursday, May 9 at the Fertitta Center.

The proud graduates included: 427 bachelor’s, 141 master’s, and 45 doctoral students.

The spring 2019 commencement featured a keynote address from Chang OH Turkmani, Managing Director at the Mega Company and Engineering Leadership Board Member (ELB).

Photos: Spring 2019 UH Engineering Commencement Ceremony

The UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted its 30th annual Offshore Industry Crawfish Boil on Sunday, May 5 at Lynn Eusan Park.

Thousands of alumni, faculty, students and industry leaders gathered to network and mingle as they enjoyed crawfish, bbq, beer, drinks and live music.

Since its inception, the annual spring event has raised over $1 million with proceeds benefitting engineering scholarship and academic programs.

Photos: 30th Annual UH Engineering Crawfish Boil Kicks off OTC

The UH Cullen College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department hosted its 15th annual Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference on Friday April 26 at the UH Hilton.

The event showcases research and capstone projects created by undergraduate seniors and graduate engineering students. Outstanding student projects win top honors.

Photos: 2019 ECE Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference
Meet the 2019 UH DAAD-RISE scholars. They are heading to Germany for internships at research institutes this summer.

Eight University of Houston students – all from the Cullen College of Engineering and the Honors College – won 2019 DAAD RISE research scholarships and an opportunity to work at top German universities and research institutions this summer.

Record Number of UH Engineering Students Headed to Germany for Research and Adventure
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ORGANIC CATHODE OFFERS MORE RELIABLE CONTACT WITH ELECTROLYTE, A KEY TO STABILITY

 

Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are far safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions, but their performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. Researchers Friday reported developing an organic cathode that dramatically improves both stability and energy density.

Researchers Report High Performance Solid-State Sodium-Ion Battery
Researchers from the University of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine are developing a new technology to allow simultaneous imaging of both embryonic structural development and the molecular underpinnings that occur in the developing circulatory system.

Better Understanding Could Lead to New Prevention and Treatment for Birth Defects

 

Soon after conception, an embryo’s circulatory system connects to that of its mother. Complications that occur at this critical time can result in miscarriage or birth defects with long-term chronic conditions. Unfortunately, limitations in imaging technologies prevent researchers from fully understanding the cellular-level events leading up to this crucial point.

Imaging Technology Will Offer New Clues to Embryonic Development

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Researchers have announced the discovery of a laser-driven photoacoustic microfluidic pump, capable of moving fluids in any direction without moving parts or electrical contacts.

Pump Works Without Moving Parts, Electrical Contacts

 

Even the smallest mechanical pumps have limitations, from the complex microfabrication techniques required to make them to the fact that there are limits on how small they can be. Researchers have announced a potential solution – a laser-driven photoacoustic microfluidic pump, capable of moving fluids in any direction without moving parts or electrical contacts.

Researchers Report New Light-Activated Micro Pump
Yi-Lung Mo, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won a prestigious 2019 John and Rebecca Moores Professorship.

Yi-Lung Mo Wins Prestigious John and Rebecca Moores Professorship

 

Each spring, the University of Houston recognizes the best and brightest faculty members, honoring them with teaching and research awards. This year four members of the Cullen College of Engineering community earned distinctions. Read more about them below:

UH Honors Cullen College Professors With Awards

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Herbert D. Hickman's gift to UH Cullen College of Engineering established the Herbert D. and Suzanne C. Hickman Endowed Scholarship in Electrical Engineering.

Cullen College Beneficiary of Hickman Estate in Colorado

 

Herbert David Hickman (BSEE ’59) from Colorado gifted his home to the UH Cullen College of Engineering to establish an endowed scholarship, with preference for electrical and computer engineering students.

Endowed Scholarship For UH Electrical and Computer Engineering Students
Julie Rogers, a Cullen College mechanical engineering senior and a G.R.A.D.E. Camp counselor, works with camper Natalie Cramer, an 8th-grader from Pearland.

Spending summer days engineering can be creative, empowering and fun. Imagine taking bits and pieces of circuitry, plastic and metal to build robots, then programming them to navigate mazes; venturing out into the warm sunshine with friends to collect water from the UH campus pond and testing it for invisible microbes; or creating Texas-shaped earrings using a 3-D printer. These are defining moments of doing, creating memories and building friendships.

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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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