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Rod Canion (far right) in the early days of Compaq

In the early days of personal computing, Cullen College alumnus Rod Canion (bachelor’s in electrical engineering 1966, and master’s in electrical engineering 1968) left the security of his job at Texas Instruments and co-founded Compaq, which created the first IBM-compatible personal computer.

Success In and On the Air: UH Alumni and Compaq Founder Featured on NPR

When it comes to success in engineering studies, the data is clear: the better students do in their first-year core classes, the higher the chances that they will complete their engineering degrees.

Photos: First-Year Students Shine at First Year Experience Summit

Assistant Professor Yan Yao and several electrical and computer engineering and material science students have founded the first Electrochemical Society student chapter (UH ECS) at UH.

UH Electrochemical Society Student Chapter off to a Successful Start

The UH department of electrical and computer engineering hosted the Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference (GRC/CDC) on April 28th at the UH Hilton. The day-long event included technical sessions in which graduate and undergraduate student research and projects were presented.

The following Cullen College students were awarded for their outstanding research projects:

PHOTOS: Student Research Takes Center Stage at 13th Annual Graduate Research and Capstone Design...
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Excellence in engineering took center stage as Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College, recognized the outstanding performances of faculty, staff and students in teaching, research and service at the spring faculty and staff meeting.

The Best of Our Brightest: Outstanding Service Awards Given in Cullen College
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Research Breakthroughs

 Yan Yao is making better batteries

If there’s one thing Yan Yao gets a charge out of, it’s the idea of creating a better battery. The Cullen College assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering is known for being the most current in the battery industry. A Google search yields more than 16,000 citations of papers by Yao.

Yan Yao Amps Up His Game: Becomes a Scialog Fellow
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

Faculty Accolades

At the UH Cullen College of Engineering, undergrads are strongly encouraged to engage in hands-on, real-world research while pursuing their degrees – and there’s no shortage of cutting-edge research projects for undergraduate students to get involved in at the college.

UH Engineering and Honors Colleges Launch Stuart Long Undergraduate Research Fund

The Houston Chronicle tapped into the engineering expertise in the UH Cullen College of Engineering to learn whether Super Bowl LI fans will be able to Tweet, Facebook and Snapchat their experiences at Feb. 5 game at NRG Stadium.

Houston Chronicle Taps UH Engineering Expertise on Wireless Technology Upgrades for Super Bowl LI

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.

The UH department of electrical and computer engineering hosted the Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference (GRC/CDC) on April 28th at the UH Hilton. The day-long event included technical sessions in which graduate and undergraduate student research and projects were presented.

The following Cullen College students were awarded for their outstanding research projects:

PHOTOS: Student Research Takes Center Stage at 13th Annual Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference

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