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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.

Engineering Freshman Makes Major Strides in Tech World
Rakshak Talwar may be a mere freshman by University of Houston standards, but he’s already well on his way to becoming a giant in the technology...
Rakshak Talwar, electrical and computer engineering major at the Cullen College of Engineering, and his Programmable Capacitors

Rakshak Talwar may be a mere freshman by University of Houston standards, but he’s already well on his way to becoming a giant in the technology world.

Industry and Academia Meeting at UH for Electromagnetics Conference
Electromagnetics experts from around the country will gather at the University of Houston tomorrow to discuss the latest issues and advances in the...
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Ji Chen with an electromagnetic coil designed for for brain stimulation.

Electromagnetics experts from around the country will gather at the University of Houston tomorrow to discuss the latest issues and advances in the field of electromagnetic compatibility.

VIDEO: NSBE Students Hit the Pavement for the "Walk for Education"
Watch our video for the NSBE's "Walk for Education!"

Watch our video for the NSBE's "Walk for Education!"

PHOTOS: BOS Party 2013
The Engineering BOS (Beginning of Semester) Party was held last night in front of the engineering buildings. Hundreds of students attended the event...

The Engineering BOS (Beginning of Semester) Party was held last night in front of the engineering buildings. Hundreds of students attended the event and enjoyed free food, drinks, music and games.

To view photos from this year's BOS Party, visit the Cullen College's Flickr page.

 

BP Grant Supports PROMES Program, STEP Forward Camp and Power Weekend
Thanks to an $85,000 grant from BP, the Cullen College’s PROMES (Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies) Program now has the much-needed support...

Thanks to an $85,000 grant from BP, the Cullen College’s PROMES (Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies) Program now has the much-needed support to continue its many outreach and student success activities this academic year and throughout the summer of 2014.

Advice for Engineering Grads: Houston Chronicle Taps Into Engineering Career Center
An article published in the Nov. 3rd issue of the Houston Chronicle taps into the expertise of Engineering Career Center senior director Vita Como...

An article published in the Nov. 3rd issue of the Houston Chronicle taps into the expertise of Engineering Career Center senior director Vita Como for advice on how engineering grads can increase their chances of employment after college.

ECE Professor's Thought-Controlled Robotic Exoskeleton Featured on Cover of Science News
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, is featured on the cover of Science News for his thought-controlled robotic exoskeleton wh

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