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Novel Neural Probe Helps to Unlock Mysteries of the Brain
In April of 2013, President Obama announced the launch of the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, an...

In April of 2013, President Obama announced the launch of the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, an ambitious “grand challenge” aimed at vastly increasing our understanding of the human brain.

Art and Science Come Together on the Dance Floor
Becky Valls is racing an unseen enemy, trench coat and bare feet adding to the sense of urgency. Music by Ravi Shankar drives an almost unbearable...

Becky Valls is racing an unseen enemy, trench coat and bare feet adding to the sense of urgency. Music by Ravi Shankar drives an almost unbearable tension as she runs, swoops and dives through a small space on the Jose Quintero Theatre stage, lights flickering in keeping with the shifting brainwaves projected as a backdrop.

Art, meet science.

Two Professors Win Grants From UH's New Faculty Research Program
Julius Marpaung and Jung-Uk Lim, both instructional faculty members in the Cullen College's electrical and computer engineering department, have won...
Julius Marpaung

Julius Marpaung and Jung-Uk Lim, both instructional faculty members in the Cullen College's electrical and computer engineering department, have won awards through the University of Houston's New Faculty Research Program

Moscow Summer Intern Program for UH Engineering Students
Students at the University of Houston are eligible to participate in the Moscow Summer Intern Program as part of a student initiative of the Baker...

Students at the University of Houston are eligible to participate in the Moscow Summer Intern Program as part of a student initiative of the Baker Institute Space Policy Program. The program is a wonderful opportunity for all UH students, but especially those with engineering expertise and an excitement for space exploration!

Science Engineering Fair Attracts Top Young Scientists and Engineers
More than 1,300 middle school and high school students from Houston and across Southeast Texas will be on the University of Houston campus later this...

More than 1,300 middle school and high school students from Houston and across Southeast Texas will be on the University of Houston campus later this month for one of the nation’s largest competitive science and engineering fairs.

Professor Teams Up With Blaffer Art Museum for "Your Brain on Art"
Jose Luis "Pepe" Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering, has once again...

Jose Luis "Pepe" Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering, has once again blurred the lines between science and art by teaming up with the Blaffer Art Museum to study dancer's brainwaves using EEG skullcaps. "Your Brain on Art: Understanding the Brain in Creative Action and Context" will take place at Blaffer Art Museum on Feb. 25 at 12 p.m. and is open to the public.

ECE Professor Emeritus Wins IEEE Technical Field Award
Don Wilton, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Technical Field Award in...

Don Wilton, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Technical Field Award in Electromagnetics from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. Supports Cullen College With Scholarship Endowment
Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. (www.browngay.com), an engineering consulting firm based in Houston, established an endowed scholarship in the UH...

Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. (www.browngay.com), an engineering consulting firm based in Houston, established an endowed scholarship in the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s civil and environmental engineering department. The gift totals $52,000 -- $50,000 to establish the endowment and $2,000 for use toward current scholarships for fall 2015.

UH Selected to Lead Offshore Energy Research Center
The University of Houston will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including...

The University of Houston will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including research and technology to improve the sustainable and safe development of energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico.

The work is intended to reduce the risk of offshore accidents, oil spills and other deepwater disasters.

UH Professor Earns Another Grant for Electromagnetic Compatibility Research
Approximately 75 percent of the three million people worldwide with implanted pacemakers need magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, in their lifetimes...

Approximately 75 percent of the three million people worldwide with implanted pacemakers need magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, in their lifetimes, and an estimated 500,000 of them live in the United States, Canada and Mexico. However, pacemakers, which control abnormal heart rhythms, limit access to the potentially lifesaving diagnostic technology because of electromagnetic interference.

PHOTOS: 2014 ECE Alumni Mixer
Alumni from the Cullen College department of electrical and computer engineering gathered for their annual alumni mixer at the St. Arnolds brewery...
Dean Joseph Tedesco addresses the crowd at the ECE alumni mixer.

Alumni from the Cullen College department of electrical and computer engineering gathered for their annual alumni mixer at the St. Arnolds brewery this month in a celebration of old friends and new.

Researcher Publishes Paper on Engineered Antibody that Targets Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Almost 19,000 new cases of acute myeloid leukemia and 10,500 deaths from the blood and bone marrow cancer could strike Americans this year, according...

Almost 19,000 new cases of acute myeloid leukemia and 10,500 deaths from the blood and bone marrow cancer could strike Americans this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Chemotherapy, when used as primary treatment, is successful in about 65 percent of patients with the cancer, and remission rates vary depending on patients’ individual characteristics, according to the organization.

Houston Chronicle: UH study measures babies' brain signals as start of autism research
A Cullen College professor and his students made headlines in the Houston Chronicle today for their research measuring babies’ brain waves through a...

A Cullen College professor and his students made headlines in the Houston Chronicle today for their research measuring babies’ brain waves through a $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

VIDEO: Professor Teams Up With Local Artist to Study Aesthetic Experiences in the Brain
It’s rare to find science and art so inextricably tied together. It’s rarer still to find yourself playing the role of scientist, artist and art...

It’s rare to find science and art so inextricably tied together. It’s rarer still to find yourself playing the role of scientist, artist and art observer all at the same time.

Conference selects post-doc’s paper on tuberculosis granulomas
Tuberculosis granulomas, which are collections of immune cells and bacteria, can aggregate in the human lung when people inhale Mycobacterium...

Tuberculosis granulomas, which are collections of immune cells and bacteria, can aggregate in the human lung when people inhale Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the harmful bacteria that cause tuberculosis.  Immune responders, such as T-cells and macrophages, attempt to form granulomas by surrounding and containing the bacteria.

University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and ComputingAward Marks Site of 1987 Discovery of High Temperature...

University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
Award Marks Site of 1987 Discovery of High Temperature Superconductivity

EEWeb.com Profiles ECE Chair
Most Cullen College students recognize Dr. Badri Roysam walking down the hall. After all, Roysam is the chair of the electrical and computer...

Most Cullen College students recognize Dr. Badri Roysam walking down the hall. After all, Roysam is the chair of the electrical and computer engineering department and a popular face in the engineering complex at the University of Houston.

Baby See, Baby Do? UH Research Targets Youngest Subjects
In research aimed at determining how babies and toddlers begin to understand the actions of others, a University of Houston research team is studying...

In research aimed at determining how babies and toddlers begin to understand the actions of others, a University of Houston research team is studying brain activity triggered by playtime interactions.

The study involves children from six months to 24 months old

UH Creates Mehta Family Engineering Research Center
The Mehta family has provided support to establish the Mehta Family Engineering Research Center on the ground floor of the University of Houston’s...

The Mehta family has provided support to establish the Mehta Family Engineering Research Center on the ground floor of the University of Houston’s new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building.

Research Aims for Better Understanding of Microvascular Diseases
New technologies being developed by a University of Houston researcher to produce three-dimensional models of tissue and whole organ microstructures...

New technologies being developed by a University of Houston researcher to produce three-dimensional models of tissue and whole organ microstructures offer the promise of better diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases.

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