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VIDEO: UH Engineering Students Take Ride on NASA's "Vomit Comet"
Last November, we told you about a team of UH Cullen College of Engineering students who were chosen to take a coveted ride in NASA’s reduced...
The UH Cougarnauts

Last November, we told you about a team of UH Cullen College of Engineering students who were chosen to take a coveted ride in NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft, known as the “Vomit Comet.” The UH “Cougarnauts” team members were chosen as part of an elite group to participate in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, where they performed an assigned experiment during 25-second bouts of weightlessness inside the aircraft. The UH students studied the effects of freezing water in zero-gravity conditions.

VIDEO: Meet Team Primer: Cullen College Undergrads to Compete in Shell Eco-Marathon
MEET TEAM PRIMER…A group of mechanical engineering undergrads at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering who will be competing in...
Meet Team Primer, a group of mechanical engineering undergrads who will be competing in the next Shell Eco-marathon in Houston.

MEET TEAM PRIMER…A group of mechanical engineering undergrads at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering who will be competing in the upcoming Shell Eco-marathon in Houston from April 25th to 27th. The 12-member team is currently building an ultra-energy efficient, battery-powered vehicle from the ground up. Team Primer will enter their vehicle, named “EcoPrimer,” under the marathon’s “prototype” class, focusing on maximizing the car’s efficiency rather than the driver’s comfort. The team members’ tireless work on “EcoPrimer” will double as their senior Capstone Design projects, the penultimate project for all graduating seniors at the Cullen College.

PHOTOS: Dean Tedesco Honors Faculty for Excellence in Teaching, Research
Although the winners of the 2013 UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty awards were announced in May of last year, they were honored again last...
Grigoriadis Accepts Award From Dean Tedesco

Although the winners of the 2013 UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty awards were announced in May of last year, they were honored again last Friday at Dean Tedesco's faculty and staff meeting when each winner was handed their certificate.

teachHOUSTON Students Glean Classroom Lessons at the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston
You may see quite a few college students at the next Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) on February 19th and 20th, but they won’t be...

You may see quite a few college students at the next Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) on February 19th and 20th, but they won’t be competing against the middle and high school students participating in the fair. Instead, they’ll be learning from them.

RET Program Earns Spot on President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Not only is University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering home to world-class research, it’s also a recognized leader in science and...
The trophy awarded to the Cullen College for its part in earning UH a spot on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.Research Experience For Teachers program.

Not only is University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering home to world-class research, it’s also a recognized leader in science and engineering outreach. The latest proof: the college’s Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program is one of three University of Houston Initiatives that together earned UH a spot on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.

Cullen College's ECE Department Obtains Two 3-D Printers
The electrical and computer engineering department at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering recently acquired two new 3-D printers...
Example of a 3-D printer

The electrical and computer engineering department at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering recently acquired two new 3-D printers, continuing the trend of being on the cutting edge of global technology.

ECE Chairman, Faculty, and NASA Collaborators Publish CubeSat Article in “ECE Source” Newsletter
In the electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, small satellite research has taken flight in...
 NASA.

In the electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, small satellite research has taken flight in recent years, providing both students and faculty within the Cullen College unprecedented access to space, space education and space research.

ECE Researcher and Student Win Best Poster Awards at Mission Connect Symposium
A researcher and a graduate student with the department of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering both won best...
ECE researcher Atilla Kilicarslan standing next to "Neurorex"

A researcher and a graduate student with the department of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering both won best poster awards at the 2013 Mission Connect Annual Scientific Symposium held in Houston in December 2013.

Volunteers Needed for Mars Rover Celebration
Volunteer opportunities are available for the upcoming 12th annual Mars Rover Celebration, being held January 25 at the University of Houston...

Volunteer opportunities are available for the upcoming 12th annual Mars Rover Celebration, being held January 25 at the University of Houston Hilton Conrad Hilton Ballroom. 

RIP Thomas Whitaker, Former ECE Department Chairman
Thomas Whitaker, former chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering,...
Whitaker

Thomas Whitaker, former chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, died at his home on December 6. He was 92.

PROMES Alumna Gives Back With Scholarship
The Program for Master in Engineering Studies (PROMES) says on its website that they aim for students to “encourage each other to be leaders here...
Nwamaka Nzeocha

The Program for Master in Engineering Studies (PROMES) says on its website that they aim for students to “encourage each other to be leaders here at UH and in their careers beyond UH,” and PROMES alumna Nwamaka Nzeocha is a shining example. Nzeocha, who graduated from the Cullen College of Engineering in May 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, is now offering two engineering scholarships ($1000 and $500) for PROMES innovators in her “Dare to be Different” scholarship contest.

Friday's commencement ceremony to be streamed live online
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Bauer College of Business graduating students will accept their diplomas at this semester...

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Bauer College of Business graduating students will accept their diplomas at this semester’s commencement ceremony on Friday, December 20 at 7 p.m.

Water Splitting Nanoparticles Featured In Nature Nanotechnology
Sunlight and water are plentiful and cheap, especially when compared to resources like petroleum. That’s why a recent finding by Jiming Bao, his...
Bao at work in his lab.

Sunlight and water are plentiful and cheap, especially when compared to resources like petroleum. That’s why a recent finding by Jiming Bao, his group and collaborators is so important.

"Hour of Code" Initiative Hopes to Stir Excitement in STEM
December 9-15, 2013 is National Computer Science Education Week, and the non-profit organization Code.org is using the week to promote their One...
December 9-15, 2013 is National Computer Science Education Week, and the non-profit organization Code.org is using the week to promote their One Hour of Code initiative.

December 9-15, 2013 is National Computer Science Education Week, and the non-profit organization Code.org is using the week to promote their One Hour of Code initiative. According to Code.org, the flagship week-long celebration is meant to coincide with the 107th birthday of Admiral Grace Hopper, an early American computing pioneer.

National Academy of Inventors Honors Four From UH, Including Two Engineers
Between them, Dmitri Litvinov and Venkat Selvamanickam hold 65 U.S. patents with another 15 pending. One has transformed how data is stored in a...

Between them, Dmitri Litvinov and Venkat Selvamanickam hold 65 U.S. patents with another 15 pending. One has transformed how data is stored in a computer-driven world, while the other is reshaping how electricity is generated, stored and transported.

Industry Partnerships: Schlumberger's Support for UH Robotics Team Benefits Students, Company
Back when Jim Mayes was attending the UH Cullen College of Engineering as an electrical and computer engineering major in the early 1980’s, robotics...

Back when Jim Mayes was attending the UH Cullen College of Engineering as an electrical and computer engineering major in the early 1980’s, robotics was barely on anyone’s radar.

ECE Undergrad Work Tops Ph.D.s in Paper Competition
Undergraduate student work at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering ended up winning the overall Best Paper Award at the recent...
Nicole Neveu and Richie Dettloff were members of the team whose undergraduate work won the Best Paper Award at a recent IEEE conference.

Undergraduate student work at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering ended up winning the overall Best Paper Award at the recent IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments, topping papers presented by industry, government and academic researchers.

ECE Professor Zhu Han Named 2014 IEEE Fellow
Zhu Han's trophy case is getting crowded.
Han

Zhu Han's trophy case is getting crowded.

Cullen College Playing Key Role in Offshore Energy Safety Institute
No one disputes that offshore energy development carries environmental risks. Through its involvement in the new Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI...

No one disputes that offshore energy development carries environmental risks. Through its involvement in the new Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI), the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering will play a key role in ensuring the safety of offshore energy production for years to come.

PHOTOS: ECE Alumni Mixer
The UH Cullen College of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering held their alumni mixer last night at Saint Arnold’s Brewing...

The UH Cullen College of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering held their alumni mixer last night at Saint Arnold’s Brewing Company in Houston. The alumni event was held in honor of professors emeriti Betty Barr and Ovidiu Crisan.

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