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ECE Professor Featured in Methodist Hospital Commercial
ECE professor Jose “Pepe” Luis Contreras-Vidal, director of the University of Houston’s Laboratory for Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interface (BMI)...

ECE professor Jose “Pepe” Luis Contreras-Vidal, director of the University of Houston’s Laboratory for Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) Systems at the Cullen College of Engineering, was featured in a Houston Methodist Hospital commercial d

Party, Exercise, Repeat: Can Exercise Protect the Brain From the Effects of Binge Drinking?
If you’ve ever lived through a hangover, you are probably already familiar with the unpleasant, lingering side effects that a night of binge drinking...
Dr. Badri Roysam and Dr. Leigh Leasure look over brain images with a graduate student researcher.

If you’ve ever lived through a hangover, you are probably already familiar with the unpleasant, lingering side effects that a night of binge drinking can have on the brain: when you wake up the next day, the sunlight seeping through your window burns your retinas, your brain feels like it’s coated with goo and it’s impossible to focus, let alone think.

Photos, Video: Rehabiltation Robots
Jose Luis "Pepe" Contreras-Vidal, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering,...

Jose Luis "Pepe" Contreras-Vidal, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, works every day to help those suffering from conditions like paralysis and stroke.

Engineering Students Travel to Brazil for Outreach
Members of two UH organizations brought engineering to Brazilian high school students last month as part of their global outreach efforts.

Members of two UH organizations brought engineering to Brazilian high school students last month as part of their global outreach efforts.

Professor Wins ARPA-E Funding to Build New Type of Electric Vehicle Battery
For all their virtues, electric vehicles have two major drawbacks: their cost – usually tens of thousands of dollars more than comparable gasoline-...
Yan Yao in his lab with a student researcher.

For all their virtues, electric vehicles have two major drawbacks: their cost – usually tens of thousands of dollars more than comparable gasoline-powered cars – and how far they can travel on a single charge.

UH Nanofab Lab Gets Faster Thanks to NSF Grant
Nanotechnology researchers at the University of Houston will soon be able to work faster than ever thanks to a grant from the National Science...
Researchers in UH's Nanofabrication Facility will soon be able to cut hours, even weeks, off experiments thanks to an equipment grant from the National Science Foundation.

Nanotechnology researchers at the University of Houston will soon be able to work faster than ever thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Why You Should Join a Student Organization
Did you know that students who are active members of organizations tend to have more positive college experiences than those who aren’t?

Did you know that students who are active members of organizations tend to have more positive college experiences than those who aren’t?

ECE Professor Demonstrates Brain-Controlled Robotic Legs to U.S. Rep. John Culberson
Prof. Contreras-Vidal explains to Rep. Culberson (right) how the brain-machine interface to the Rehab Rex exoskeleton works.

Larry Bell and Bonnie Dunbar Discuss Re-Engineering Space Program in Forbes.com Column
Read Larry Bell's full op-ed column, "A Discussion With Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar: Re-Engineering America's Space Leadership," at Forbes.com.
Bonnie Dunbar, Larry Bell, Forbes.com

Read Larry Bell's full op-ed column, "A Discussion With Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar: Re-Engineering America's Space Leadership," at Forbes.com.

Dunbar Pens Blog Post on Changing the STEM Education Conversation
Professor Bonnie Dunbar, retired astronaut, National Academy of Engineering member and alumna of the Cullen College of Engineering, has written a...

Professor Bonnie Dunbar, retired astronaut, National Academy of Engineering member and alumna of the Cullen College of Engineering, has written a guest blog post on The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas web site, on the need for solutions to challenges in delivering STEM education.

ECE’s Small Satellite Research Lab Receives NASA Funding
Thanks to electrical and computer engineering faculty members David Jackson and Ji Chen, the University of Houston will be among only 13 universities...
 NASA

Thanks to electrical and computer engineering faculty members David Jackson and Ji Chen, the University of Houston will be among only 13 universities chosen by NASA to design and develop ne

Top Ten Resources for Engineering Students
For new engineering students, balancing the many aspects of college life can be a challenging experience. That’s why the University of Houston offers...

For new engineering students, balancing the many aspects of college life can be a challenging experience. That’s why the University of Houston offers a number of resources to help students succeed, both in and out of the classroom. Below is a list of resources, programs and centers that are available to University of Houston students.

"Engineering futures are always bright:" The Houston Chronicle Reports on the Cullen College
It is no secret that an engineering degree is worth quite a bit of money these days. According to data from the 2013 report from the National...
The Cullen College of Engineering Career Fair, where many of Houston's industry leaders recruit new talent right on campus.

It is no secret that an engineering degree is worth quite a bit of money these days. According to data from the 2013 report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, seven of the top 10 highest-paid college degrees are in engineering.

Professor Wins Naval Young Investigator Award for Battery Development
A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is working to make safer and longer-lasting batteries for everything from...
Yan Yao in his lab with a student researcher.

A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is working to make safer and longer-lasting batteries for everything from electric vehicles to Navy vessels.

Experiential Learning: Undergrad Research in Energy Storage
The summer semester offers a perfect opportunity for undergraduates to conduct engineering research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Cullen...

The summer semester offers a perfect opportunity for undergraduates to conduct engineering research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Cullen College of Engineering undergraduates selected for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) gained practical experience in research methods and a newfound interest in the science of innovation.

New UH Center Provides Training and Support for STEM Educators
The Cullen College of Engineering is part of a new University of Houston center that focuses on best practices in the teaching of science, technology...

The Cullen College of Engineering is part of a new University of Houston center that focuses on best practices in the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to address the state’s need for increases in the number of students pursuing and graduating from these programs. 

Inaugural UH-TMHRI Graduate Scholar Selected
The first recipient of the joint University of Houston/The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (TMHRI) Graduate Fellowship in Clinical Translation...

The first recipient of the joint University of Houston/The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (TMHRI) Graduate Fellowship in Clinical Translation has been selected.

Review Course for State Board Exam in Engineering Offered at UH This Fall
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Media Contact: ahopp [at] uh [dot] edu (Angela Hopp) 713-743-8153

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Media Contact: ahopp [at] uh [dot] edu (Angela Hopp)
713-743-8153

Photos: Inside ECE Professor Yan Yao's Laboratory
Yan Yao, an assistant professor in the electrical and computer engineering department, may be one of the newest additions to the faculty at the UH...

Yan Yao, an assistant professor in the electrical and computer engineering department, may be one of the newest additions to the faculty at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, but that hasn't stopped him from making waves across campus with his cutting-edge research.

High School Seniors Explore Engineering at UH
Last week, the UH Cullen College of Engineering welcomed a group of high school students who spent a week exploring engineering at the STEP Forward...

Last week, the UH Cullen College of Engineering welcomed a group of high school students who spent a week exploring engineering at the STEP Forward Camp.

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