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Imaging Technology Will Offer New Clues to Embryonic Development
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...
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.

Photos: ECS Spring 2019 Poster Competition
The UH Electrochemical Society student chapter (UH ECS) hosted their Spring 2019 Poster Competition on Friday, March 29 in the Engineering Commons.

The UH Electrochemical Society student chapter (UH ECS) hosted their Spring 2019 Poster Competition on Friday, March 29 in the Engineering Commons.

Girls Engineering the Future Set for Saturday at UH
The Event Introduces Girls to Engineering, Other STEM Activities   About 1,500 girls are expected to participate in the University of Houston’s popular Chevron Girls Engineering the Future STEM Day on Saturday, March 30.
Science experiments dazzled and inspired participants at the 2018 Girls Engineering the Future! sponsored by Chevron.

The Event Introduces Girls to Engineering, Other STEM Activities

 

About 1,500 girls are expected to participate in the University of Houston’s popular Chevron Girls Engineering the Future STEM Day on Saturday, March 30.

Real-life Superheroes Inspire Boys to be STEM Leaders
If Houstonian Juan Becerra, a father of three boys, could have any superpower, it’d be to look into the future. He’d use it to do everything right and lift his boys up as high as possible. He believes that all parents dream of...
Joshua Becerra shares his excitement about the UH St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy.

If Houstonian Juan Becerra, a father of three boys, could have any superpower, it’d be to look into the future. He’d use it to do everything right and lift his boys up as high as possible. He believes that all parents dream of giving their children a better life than their own.

Researchers Report New Light-Activated Micro Pump
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...
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.

UH Engineering Students Visit with INEOS Representatives
Learn about company, perks and hiring
 Tau Beta Pi.

Learn about company, perks and hiring

Endowed Scholarship For UH Electrical and Computer Engineering Students
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...
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.

Chemicals Giant INEOS To Visit With UH Engineering Students
The UH chapter of Tau Beta Pi – Texas Epsilon (TBP) is hosting an information session with representatives of INEOS, the fourth largest global chemicals company, on Wednesday, February 27, in the Science and Research Building 1...
At the University of Houston, the Tau Beta Pi -Texas Epsilon Chapter (TX-E) was established in 1962.

The UH chapter of Tau Beta Pi – Texas Epsilon (TBP) is hosting an information session with representatives of INEOS, the fourth largest global chemicals company, on Wednesday, February 27, in the Science and Research Building 1 on campus. The presenters will be Bob Sokol, chief financial officer of INEOS Oligomers and Oxide, and Fred Rulander, chief operating officer of INEOS Oxide North America.

Cullen College Love Connection
Students come from all over Houston and the world to pursue their dreams and build their careers at the UH Cullen College of Engineering. They find much more – mentors, lifelong friends and, sometimes, the love of their life.
UH Cullen College's Suresh Khator with his valentine, UH President Renu Khator

Students come from all over Houston and the world to pursue their dreams and build their careers at the UH Cullen College of Engineering. They find much more – mentors, lifelong friends and, sometimes, the love of their life.

Photos: UH Engineering Welcomes Over 100 Companies to Recruit Engineering Students
On Thursday, February 7th, nearly 1,400 UH engineering students flocked to the UH Hilton to interview and meet with representatives from 110 of Houston’s leading companies at the spring 2019 Engineering Career Fair.

On Thursday, February 7th, nearly 1,400 UH engineering students flocked to the UH Hilton to interview and meet with representatives from 110 of Houston’s leading companies at the spring 2019 Engineering Career Fair.

Two UH Scientists Named to National Academy of Inventors
Cullen College of Engineering's Wei-Chuan Shih Elected to First Class of NAI Senior Members   Two researchers with the University of Houston have been named senior members of the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of...
Wei-Chuan Shih, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, focuses on developing new sensing and imaging techniques. The new senior members will be recognized when NAI meets in Houston this spring.

Cullen College of Engineering's Wei-Chuan Shih Elected to First Class of NAI Senior Members

 

Two researchers with the University of Houston have been named senior members of the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of their contributions to scientific and technological innovation.

Cullen College Junior Wins Student Leadership Award for the 2019 BEYA STEM Conference
Joshua Frenchwood, an electrical engineering junior at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won a Student Leadership Award from the Career Communications Group Inc. and the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Conference. He...
Joshua Frenchwood, an electrical engineering junior at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, wins a 2019 BEYA Student Leadership Award.

Joshua Frenchwood, an electrical engineering junior at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won a Student Leadership Award from the Career Communications Group Inc. and the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Conference.

He will be recognized at the Student Leadership Awards Dinner at the 2019 BEYA STEM Conference in Washington, D.C. in February.

Frequent-Flying UH Professor Helps Dogs Detect Explosives
TSA Seeking Volunteers to Test Bomb-Sniffing Dogs at Hobby UH Cullen College of Engineering professor Stuart Long, a frequent flyer and dog lover, has found the perfect way to give back – helping to put bomb-sniffing dogs...
Stuart Long, UH professor of electrical and computer engineering, with a TSA handler and his passenger-screening canine.

TSA Seeking Volunteers to Test Bomb-Sniffing Dogs at Hobby

UH Cullen College of Engineering professor Stuart Long, a frequent flyer and dog lover, has found the perfect way to give back – helping to put bomb-sniffing dogs through their paces at airports.

Your Brain on Wine and on Stage: Experts Look at the Neuroscience
Wine has been around for millennia. Now engineers and wine experts at the University of Houston are teaming up to better understand how aroma, taste, color and other factors contribute to the experience of drinking wine....
A brain-skull cap is a non-invasive way to collect data on brain activity.

Wine has been around for millennia. Now engineers and wine experts at the University of Houston are teaming up to better understand how aroma, taste, color and other factors contribute to the experience of drinking wine.

Researchers will collect data on brain waves, motion and galvanic responses as wine experts from the UH Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management conduct a wine tasting at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Hilton University of Houston.

UH Research on Machine Learning Algorithms for Medical Diagnosis Featured on CCC’s “Great Innovative Ideas” Series
The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) of the Computing Research Association recently highlighted research conducted by Hien Van Nguyen – assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of...
Hien Van Nguyen, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) of the Computing Research Association recently highlighted research conducted by Hien Van Nguyen – assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering and director of the Houston Ubiquitous Learning Algorithms (HULA) Research Lab — in its “Gre

Two UH Cullen College Engineers Among Most Cited Researchers in the World
Two Cullen College of Engineering professors at the University of Houston – Zhu Han, John and Rebecca Moores professor of electrical and computer engineering, with expertise in the field of computer science; and Yan Yao,...
Zhu Han, John and Rebecca Moores professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Two Cullen College of Engineering professors at the University of Houston – Zhu Han, John and Rebecca Moores professor of electrical and computer engineering, with expertise in the field of computer science; and Yan Yao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and a principal investigator at the Texas Center for Superconductivity – are on a list of researchers whose work has been most often cited by colleagues in their resp

Lean Electrolyte Design is a Game-Changer for Magnesium Batteries
Chloride-Free Electrolyte and Organic Cathode Boosted Energy Density, Stability   Researchers from the University of Houston and the Toyota Research Institute of America have discovered a promising new version of high-energy...
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Chloride-Free Electrolyte and Organic Cathode Boosted Energy Density, Stability

 

Researchers from the University of Houston and the Toyota Research Institute of America have discovered a promising new version of high-energy magnesium batteries, with potential applications ranging from electric vehicles to battery storage for renewable energy systems.

Photos: UH Engineering Celebrates More Than 400 Graduates at Fall 2018 Commencement
The UH Cullen College celebrated the graduation of more than 400 engineers at the fall 2018 commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 13, hosted at the NRG Arena. The proud graduates included 253 bachelor's, 208 master’s and 30...

The UH Cullen College celebrated the graduation of more than 400 engineers at the fall 2018 commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 13, hosted at the NRG Arena.

The proud graduates included 253 bachelor's, 208 master’s and 30 doctoral students.

World-Renowned Brain-Machine Interface Expert Named IEEE Fellow
UH Engineer Contreras-Vidal Recognized for Research to Help Patients Regain Mobility
Jose Contreras-Vidal, a UH researcher, in discussion with a dancer for his "Brain on Art" research.

UH Engineer Contreras-Vidal Recognized for Research to Help Patients Regain Mobility

Celebrating the Mind: BRAIN Meeting to Showcase Advances in Neurotechnologies
The Building Reliable Advancements in Neurotechnology (BRAIN) Center, an Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) dedicated to bringing new neurotechnologies and treatments to market, is holding its third annual...
The mission of the BRAIN center – led by UH Professor Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal and ASU Professor Marco Santello –  is to develop safe, effective and affordable personalized neurotechnologies.

The Building Reliable Advancements in Neurotechnology (BRAIN) Center, an Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) dedicated to bringing new neurotechnologies and treatments to market, is holding its third annual industry advisory board meeting Dec. 6-7, 2018 at the Hilton University of Houston, 4450 University Drive.

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