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

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.

UH Electrochemical Society Student Chapter off to a Successful Start
Assistant Professor Yan Yao and several electrical and computer engineering and material science students have founded the first Electrochemical...

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.

PHOTOS: Student Research Takes Center Stage at 13th Annual Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference
The UH department of electrical and computer engineering hosted the Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference (GRC/CDC) on April 28th at the...

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:

The Best of Our Brightest: Outstanding Service Awards Given in Cullen College
Excellence in engineering took center stage as Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College, recognized the outstanding...
Haleh Ardebili

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.

Tesla Vs. Musk: Cullen College’s Faghih Weighs In
The similarities between engineering pioneers Elon Musk and Nikola Tesla, who Musk named his electric car after, are being debated on the national...
Rose Faghih in U.S. News and World Report

The similarities between engineering pioneers Elon Musk and Nikola Tesla, who Musk named his electric car after, are being debated on the national stage.

U.S. News & World Report offers that Tesla went broke pushing his obsession with wireless communication and power transmission on a world that wasn’t yet ready in 1900, and poses the question whether the same could happen to Musk as he relentlessly pursues technology.

William A. Brookshire Leaves Legacy of Generosity and Dedication to the Cullen College
UH alumnus William A. Brookshire, Ph.D. (BSChE '57), co-founder and chairman of the board of S&B Engineers and Constructors, died on April 21,...
30 p.m. Dr. Brookshire’s family will host a memorial on the UH campus at the Student Center, Houston Room. Friends and family are invited.

UH alumnus William A. Brookshire, Ph.D. (BSChE '57), co-founder and chairman of the board of S&B Engineers and Constructors, died on April 21, 2016.

Joseph Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College of Engineering said, “Dr. Brookshire was a fine gentleman and one of our great philanthropists, always in search of new ways to help students and professors. We will forever feel his generosity and his loss in equal measures.”

UH Honors Four Cullen College Professors for Excellence in Teaching and Research
Each spring the University of Houston shines a spotlight on the faculty’s best and brightest, honoring them with teaching and research awards. This...
Len Trombetta

Each spring the University of Houston shines a spotlight on the faculty’s best and brightest, honoring them with teaching and research awards. This year four Cullen College of Engineering professors earned the distinction.

Yan Yao Amps Up His Game: Becomes a Scialog Fellow
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...
 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.

UH Engineers Receive NSF Grant to Improve the ‘Internet of Things’
The National Science Foundation has awarded Cullen College’s Miao Pan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and Zhu Han,...

The National Science Foundation has awarded Cullen College’s Miao Pan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and Zhu Han, professor of electr

UH Materials Research Society Student Chapter Hosts Campus Symposium
The University of Houston-Materials Research Society Chapter (UH-MRS) hosted its first student symposium in the main lobby of engineering building 1...
Winners all around at the UH-MRS symposium!

The University of Houston-Materials Research Society Chapter (UH-MRS) hosted its first student symposium in the main lobby of engineering building 1. At the symposium students presented their work to an esteemed crowd of professional members across various engineering and science disciplines at UH. The 40 presenters came from different departments including chemistry, physics; and chemical, mechanical, materials and electrical engineering.

UH-MRS winners are:

Ph.D. Student Studies Solid-State Batteries With Prestigious NASA Fellowship
Karun Kumar Rao, a first-year chemical engineering doctoral student in the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has been offered a place in the esteemed...
Top, Karun Kumar Rao works at a battery panel. Below, he holds a solid non-liquid battery with advisors (from left) Yan Yao and Lars Grabow

Karun Kumar Rao, a first-year chemical engineering doctoral student in the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has been offered a place in the esteemed NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF) program for his research on solid-state batteries.

Academia, Industry Collaborate on Solutions to Neural Disease, Injury
Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s, the aftermath of stroke, limb loss and paralysis significantly diminish the length and quality of life –...
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of electrical and computer engineering, will head the new NSF-funded BRAIN Center

Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s, the aftermath of stroke, limb loss and paralysis significantly diminish the length and quality of life – affecting about one in six people worldwide. But a growing number of biomedical innovations, driven in large part by an aging population dealing with debilitating health issues, are improving both cognitive and motor function.

Space-Savvy UH Students May Apply for Moscow Summer Intern Program
Students at the University of Houston are eligible to participate in the Moscow Summer Intern Program as part of a student initiative of the Baker...

Students at the University of Houston are eligible to participate in the Moscow Summer Intern Program as part of a student initiative of the Baker Institute Space Policy Program. The program is a wonderful opportunity for all UH students, but especially those with engineering expertise and an excitement for space exploration.

UH IEEE Student Chapter Named Best in the Region by IEEE National
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) student chapter at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering (IEEE-UH)...

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) student chapter at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering (IEEE-UH) received high honors at the 2017 IEEE Region 5 Annual Conference and Student Competitions held in Denver, Colorado this April.

Ribbon Cut on New Fluor-Sponsored Cullen College Career Closet
Just yesterday it seemed to be an empty office space you probably ignored as you walked off the elevator on the third floor of the Cullen College of...
From left, Janice Quiroz Perez, director of the Engineering Career Service Center, and Fluor rep Allison Welch check out the new closet

Just yesterday it seemed to be an empty office space you probably ignored as you walked off the elevator on the third floor of the Cullen College of Engineering Building Two. What a difference a day – and the Engineering Career Services Center – can make.

Chevron Inspires Houston-area Girls to Engineer the Future at Annual UH Event
A group of girls cheer ecstatically as they drop their carefully-engineered egg crate from a balcony of the UH Engineering building. It hits the...

A group of girls cheer ecstatically as they drop their carefully-engineered egg crate from a balcony of the UH Engineering building. It hits the ground with a thud and another cheer explodes as the girls discover their egg remains intact inside. Nearby, a young girl beams intently at a robot as it scoots across a tabletop and performs tasks, too enthralled to notice the excited screams of a successful egg drop.

Subsea Engineering Leader Joins Cullen College as Founding Director of Engineering Programs in Katy
As one of the pioneering instructors in the subsea engineering program, Phaneendra Kondapi is a familiar name at the UH Cullen College of Engineering...

As one of the pioneering instructors in the subsea engineering program, Phaneendra Kondapi is a familiar name at the UH Cullen College of Engineering. Now Kondapi is forging new paths at the college once again, this time as the founding director of engineering programs in Katy, Texas.

Women in Engineering Become Women in Red at Spring Event
The Cullen College played host to the 3rd Women in Engineering spring event on March 8. The free event was funded by alumna Cynthia Oliver Coleman, P...
Sponsor Cynthia Oliver Coleman (left) with winner Tam Nguyen

The Cullen College played host to the 3rd Women in Engineering spring event on March 8. The free event was funded by alumna Cynthia Oliver Coleman, P.E. (BSChE ’71).

The event took place at the UH Hilton and included female engineering students, faculty and alumnae. Aside from networking, those in attendance were inducted into the Women in Red Movement, which will serve as a registry of female students and alumnae to serve as mentors for one another. 

National Science Foundation Honors Scientists, like Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, who Support Troops
In honoring scientists who support U.S. troops, the National Science Foundation (NSF) shined a light on UH Cullen College engineer Jose Contreras-...
 Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal and his brain control interface cap

In honoring scientists who support U.S. troops, the National Science Foundation (NSF) shined a light on UH Cullen College engineer Jose Contreras-Vidal for his work improving prosthetics with brain-computer interfaces.

PHOTOS: John Rogers Shares the Future of Soft Electronics for the Human Body at Engineering Rockwell Lecture
Imagine an electronic “tattoo” on your skin that could continuously monitor your health, or tiny, biocompatible sensors that could treat a traumatic...

Imagine an electronic “tattoo” on your skin that could continuously monitor your health, or tiny, biocompatible sensors that could treat a traumatic brain injury at the site. It may seem like science fiction, or at least a dream of a very distant future – but as John Rogers of Northwestern University explained to the UH community last week, these are both current examples of biocompatible devices that can integrate with the human body.

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