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Engineering Undergrads Showcase Cutting-Edge Research at 2016 Undergraduate Research Day
More than 200 UH undergraduate students presented their research at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Day held at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion...
Undergrad researcher Anastasiya Kopteva shows off her innovative research to young STEM enthusiast.

More than 200 UH undergraduate students presented their research at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Day held at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion on October 13.

VIDEO: Engineers and Engineering in the Movies
Once upon a time you got your best action and science fiction fix from the movies. “2001: A Space Odyssey” showed us how pedestrian structures on...

Once upon a time you got your best action and science fiction fix from the movies.

“2001: A Space Odyssey” showed us how pedestrian structures on the moon might seem; Walt Disney brought us tiny robots called microbots in “Big Hero 6”; Robert Zemeckis convinced us we wouldn’t need roads when he created Marty McFly’s hoverboard in “Back to the Future II”; and, “The Fast and The Furious” showed us what it would be like to fly like the wind while staying on track.

UH Professors to Robots: Swim, Communicate and Bring Us Data – Fast!
Deep below the sea, thousands of sensors collect crucial oceanic data used in environmental monitoring, offshore exploration, disaster prevention and...
Becker's student Haoran Zhao launches drone at pond by the Cullen College

Deep below the sea, thousands of sensors collect crucial oceanic data used in environmental monitoring, offshore exploration, disaster prevention and military surveillance. However, there exists a problem underwater which was conquered on land decades ago: There’s no fast way to communicate and deliver information from the ocean depths – no internet, no powerful and clear signals, only delayed communication.

Photos: Women in Manufacturing Events Hosted at UH Engineering
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when women in manufacturing jobs were hard to come by. It wasn’t until World War II when, faced with a...

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when women in manufacturing jobs were hard to come by. It wasn’t until World War II when, faced with a depleted workforce, American women rolled up their sleeves and went to work in factories and shipyards across the country.

UH Engineers Invent Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens
Blood testing is the standard option for checking glucose levels, but a new technology could allow non-invasive testing via a contact lens that...

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.

A BARREL of Fun and Science for Cullen College Students Launching Payloads
It actually does take a rocket scientist to be a rocket scientist. Case in point: Professor of physics and electrical engineering at the UH Cullen...
BARREL ballon inflated just before launch Aug 13. Photo courtesy of NASA-Edgar Bering

It actually does take a rocket scientist to be a rocket scientist. Case in point: Professor of physics and electrical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering Edgar Bering, whose business card really does say he’s a rocket scientist – and for good reason. He’s been working with NASA on sending things airborne for decades.

PHOTOS/ VIDEO: Engineers, Scientists and Artists Converge in Cancun for First “Your Brain on Art” Conference
More than 100 engineers, scientists, artists, industry and media representatives came together for the 2016 International Conference of Mobile Brain-...

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

UH Rated Among Best Colleges for Undergraduate Education by Princeton Review
Just as the University of Houston kicks off another fall semester with expectations of record enrollment (more than 43,700 as of Friday), the...

Just as the University of Houston kicks off another fall semester with expectations of record enrollment (more than 43,700 as of Friday), the Princeton Review is highlighting why more students are choosing Houston.

UH Professors May Create Safe, Affordable Nuclear Energy, Changing National Conversation
Research underway in a UH Cullen College of Engineering laboratory to make “heavy water” less expensively could soon make nuclear energy safer,...
Stanko Brankovic, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, intends to make nuclear energy safer

Research underway in a UH Cullen College of Engineering laboratory to make “heavy water” less expensively could soon make nuclear energy safer, eliminating real-life disasters like those that have occurred at the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear power plants.

UH Engineering Welcomes Four New National Academy of Engineering Faculty
The UH Cullen College of Engineering welcomes four National Academy of Engineering members to its faculty roster in the 2016- 2017 academic year,...

The UH Cullen College of Engineering welcomes four National Academy of Engineering members to its faculty roster in the 2016- 2017 academic year, bringing the total number of NAE faculty members at the college to 13.

UH Engineering Students Earn IEEE Travel Grants to Attend Future Leaders Forum
Two UH Cullen College of Engineering students have been awarded travel grants by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region...

Two UH Cullen College of Engineering students have been awarded travel grants by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 5 to attend the annual IEEE Future Leaders Forum.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Cullen College Professor Introduces Cougar Junior Scholars to Engineering Principles

New Superconducting Coil Improves MRI Performance
A multidisciplinary research team led by University of Houston scientist Jarek Wosik has developed a high-temperature superconducting coil that...

A multidisciplinary research team led by University of Houston scientist Jarek Wosik has developed a high-temperature superconducting coil that allows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to produce higher resolution images or acquire images in a shorter time than when using conventional coils.

UH Researchers Discover Key Mechanism for Producing Solar Cells
Researchers from the University of Houston have reported the first explanation for how a class of materials changes during production to more...

Researchers from the University of Houston have reported the first explanation for how a class of materials changes during production to more efficiently absorb light, a critical step toward the large-scale manufacture of better and less-expensive solar panels.

UH Researcher Pursues New Applications for “Hot” Electrons
Three years after his discovery of porous gold nanoparticles – gold nanoparticles that offer a larger surface area because of their porous nature – a...

Three years after his discovery of porous gold nanoparticles – gold nanoparticles that offer a larger surface area because of their porous nature – a UH Cullen College of Engineering researcher is continuing to explore the science and potential applications.

UH Engineer Earns NSF Grant to Improve Cell Phone User Experience
Xin Fu, assistant professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering department, earned a $410,000 award from...

Xin Fu, assistant professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering department, earned a $410,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to customize smartphone designs and processors to better suit the needs of its vast array of

UH Researchers Discover New Chemical Sensing Technique
UH engineers have reported a new technique to determine the chemical composition of materials using near-infrared light.

UH engineers have reported a new technique to determine the chemical composition of materials using near-infrared light.

ECE Alumna Shares Her UH Experience with The Lunar Cougar
Raquel Padilla, an electrical and computer engineering alumna from the UH Cullen College, was recently spotlighted in the Lunar Cougar. In a Q&A...

Raquel Padilla, an electrical and computer engineering alumna from the UH Cullen College, was recently spotlighted in the Lunar Cougar. In a Q&A feature conducted by Joelle Carson, Padilla spoke about her introduction to the world of engineering, her favorite UH memories and her career trajectory and future goals.

UH Female Engineers Help NASA’s Small Satellites Complete Bigger Missions
Three UH Engineering undergraduate students are improving NASA’s CubeSat missions by programming the small satellites to orient and stabilize...

Three UH Engineering undergraduate students are improving NASA’s CubeSat missions by programming the small satellites to orient and stabilize themselves based on the position of the sun.

Cullen College Robotics Teams Place at IEEE Regional Robotics Competition
In April, two Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) undergraduate robotics teams from the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s...

In April, two Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) undergraduate robotics teams from the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department competed in the IEEE Region Five Student Robotics Cont

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