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Seven from Cullen College of Engineering surge into SURF program

For the summer of 2020, the Cullen College of Engineering had seven students selected for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program.

The SURF program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors that will be not be graduating in the year of the fellowship. A 3.0 GPA is required for full-time students, and only University of Houston main campus students are eligible.

Seven from Cullen College of Engineering Surge into SURF Program
Dr. Rose Faghih, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has been named to MIT Technology Review's prestigious annual list of Innovators Under 35, in the category of visionary.

HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – June 18, 2020 – Yesterday MIT Technology Review announced Dr.

UH’s Faghih Named an MIT Technology Review 2020 Innovator Under 35
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Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced that 17 students and faculty members had been selected as recipients in the 2019-2020 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards, which recognize teaching and research achievements.

College honors 17 with yearly Faculty and Student Excellence Awards
The six-year graduation rate for the Cullen College of Engineering is 71.2 percent for students that began in Fall 2014, the fourth year in a row it has increased.

The Cullen College of Engineering has set a new record for its six-year graduation rate, hitting a mark of 71.2 percent for students that began in Fall 2014, according to new information released by the department's Division of Undergraduate Programs and Student Success.

Cullen College of Engineering posts new 6-Year graduation high mark
A diagram, provided by Dr. Miao Pan, of how a potential mapping system for coronavirus hot spots could be developed and then deployed.

Two University of Houston professors are among a group of four that have been awarded nearly $200,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop a map for coronavirus response via crowdsourcing.

Pan, Ni among group receiving $200,000 for coronavirus response map
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Research Breakthroughs

 Assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering Rose Faghih has developed a method to track the fear response from sweat and heart rate together .

Assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering Rose Faghih is not afraid of fear. If continuously monitored, she sees it as a tool to improve mental health treatment.

Continuously Tracking Fear Response Could Improve Mental Health Treatment
UH assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, Rose Faghih, is developing algorithms to enhance smartwatches to deliver information about emotional and cognitive states. For her project, Faghih won the prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.
Rose Faghih Wins NSF CAREER Award for MINDWATCH Proposal

 

Adapting Smartwatches to Improve Distance Learning and Health

Faculty Accolades

Jiming Bao, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering

Bao recognized for discovery, contributions and the development of new nanomaterials

 

Jiming Bao, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

UH ECE Professor Jiming Bao Elected Fellow of American Physical Society
Dr. Rose Faghih, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has been named to MIT Technology Review's prestigious annual list of Innovators Under 35, in the category of visionary.

HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – June 18, 2020 – Yesterday MIT Technology Review announced Dr.

UH’s Faghih Named an MIT Technology Review 2020 Innovator Under 35

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ASIE 2019 Scholarship Winners courtesy photo from ASIE

The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) awarded seven of their 22 engineering scholarships this year to students attending the UH Cullen College of Engineering. The selected undergraduate and graduate students represent six of the college’s seven engineering departments.

Here are the UH scholarship winners:

Engineering – Undergraduates

Seven UH Engineering Students Win 2019 ASIE Scholarships
UH Cullen College Professor Rose Faghih with her students at the 2019 EMBC in Germany.

Featured UH Research Marries Health Care and Engineering

 

Rose Faghih, assistant professor, and several other UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty and students were an integral part of the 2019 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference held in Berlin, Germany. The theme was “Biomedical engineering ranging from wellness to intensive care.”

Cullen College Researchers A Big Part of EMBC 2019

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