Student Success

UH Society of Women Engineers Hosts High Schoolers
Approximately 120 Houston high school students blasted onto the UH campus to launch into engineering! The 5th annual “Launch into Engineering” is a...
Launch into Engineering is a launch into fun for high schoolers

Approximately 120 Houston high school students blasted onto the UH campus to launch into engineering! The 5th annual “Launch into Engineering” is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) outreach event to attract college-bound students to the STEM fields.

Cullen College in the Community – Partnership with iEducate Teaches Success
When Jameel Jordan became a petroleum engineering student at the Cullen College he never dreamed he'd also become a mentor to third graders. “It...
Cullen College student and iEducate tutor Bionka Edmundson in action

When Jameel Jordan became a petroleum engineering student at the Cullen College he never dreamed he'd also become a mentor to third graders.

“It never crossed my mind,” said Jordan.

But the opportunity found him when he learned of iEducate, a group that pays you to share your knowledge of STEM courses (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with students in Houston’s underserved communities.

It seemed a good fit. Turns out it was perfect.

Becker’s Robots and Students Visit Charter School
When Aaron Becker, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College, took seven engineering students to the UH...
Oliver, a fourth grader at UH Charter School, is keen on learning about robots

When Aaron Becker, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College, took seven engineering students to the UH Charter elementary school to play with robots, he wasn’t just opening young minds – he was upholding the charter school’s vision to help students fulfill their potential through wonder and discovery.

Spring Engineering Career Fair a Success
Aside from attaining knowledge itself, most students attend college to find a path forward in their lives, searching for a career that suits them. At...
Making connections at Engineering Career Fair

Aside from attaining knowledge itself, most students attend college to find a path forward in their lives, searching for a career that suits them. At the Engineering Career Fair, that job is made easier as company representatives from the Houston area drop in to offer opportunities, mentor students and share stories of how they went from being a college student to a company employee.

Cullen College of Engineering’s 2016-2017 Outstanding Students Named
Undergraduate mechanical engineering students Tam Nguyen, a senior, and Serrae Reed, a junior, focus on their studies with the precision of the...
Serra Reed, Outstanding Junior

Undergraduate mechanical engineering students Tam Nguyen, a senior, and Serrae Reed, a junior, focus on their studies with the precision of the engineers they are becoming. Upon graduation, Nguyen has an engineering job nailed down at Shell, and Reed is conducting research on solar cells and the efficiency in which light is harvested for energy production.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UH is Number One in the U.S.A.
Every year, as a marketing activity, the leadership board of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UH, recently named outstanding large...
 (L-R) Katherine Velasco, historian; Belinda Herrera, new member rep.; Luis Espinoza, VP for external affairs; Daniel Cariel, VP for internal affairs; Mari Violeta Paez, president; Diana Enriquez, regional rep.; Samantha Bryant, secretary; Oscar Rodriguez, treasurer

Every year, as a marketing activity, the leadership board of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UH, recently named outstanding large chapter of the year by the national organization, brainstorms to create the next slogan that typifies their mission.

Journal Features ECE Doctoral Student’s Battery Research on Cover
Yifei Li, a former doctoral student in the Cullen College’s department of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), was garnering international...

Yifei Li, a former doctoral student in the Cullen College’s department of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), was garnering international attention for his battery research before he’d even earned his degree.

The Media Comes Calling: Excitement Over Invention That Turns Smartphone into a Microscope
An invention by a University of Houston engineer that turns your smartphone into a microscope, allowing it to detect whether your pond water is...
Electrical and computer engineering Associate Professor Wei-Chuan Shih and his DotLens technology

An invention by a University of Houston engineer that turns your smartphone into a microscope, allowing it to detect whether your pond water is healthy, is getting attention in the media. Houston’s CBS affiliate, KHOU-TV Channel 11 aired a story about the invention of the DotLens, which came to life in the laboratory of electrical and computer engineering Associate Professor Wei-Chuan Shih.

From Houston to Hawaii: Two Cullen College Ph.D. Students Speak at Prestigious Conference
Two Cullen College of Engineering Ph.D. students, studying under the direction of Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Stanko...
Cullen College graduate students Dongjun Wu and Kamyar Ahmadi in Hawaii

Two Cullen College of Engineering Ph.D. students, studying under the direction of Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Stanko Brankovic, are back from Honolulu, Hawaii, where they presented talks on their groundbreaking work at the biggest conference in the electrochemistry field.

Secret Lives of Engineers: Meet Michael Pincus, Electrical Engineer and Professional Cyclist
When asked to imagine a “typical” engineer, many people may find themselves conjuring images of sleep-deprived, math-obsessed or highly-analytical...
Michael Pincus

When asked to imagine a “typical” engineer, many people may find themselves conjuring images of sleep-deprived, math-obsessed or highly-analytical individuals.

In reality, there is no one-size-fits-all stereotype for engineering professionals – engineers come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life.

UH Engineering Students Earn IEEE Travel Grants to Attend Future Leaders Forum
Two UH Cullen College of Engineering students have been awarded travel grants by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region...

Two UH Cullen College of Engineering students have been awarded travel grants by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 5 to attend the annual IEEE Future Leaders Forum.

Cullen College Robotics Teams Place at IEEE Regional Robotics Competition
In April, two Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) undergraduate robotics teams from the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s...

In April, two Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) undergraduate robotics teams from the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department competed in the IEEE Region Five Student Robotics Cont

PHOTOS: 12th Annual Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference
The UH department of electrical and computer engineering hosted the Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference (GRC/CDC) on April 29th at the...

The UH department of electrical and computer engineering hosted the Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference (GRC/CDC) on April 29th at the UH Hilton. The day-long event included technical sessions in which graduate and undergraduate student research and projects were presented.

The following Cullen College students were awarded for their outstanding presentations:

Students Steer Robotic Swarms in NASA Competition
Electrical and computer engineering professor Aaron Becker and students in his “Intro to Robotics” class have been invited to “join the swarm” as...

Electrical and computer engineering professor Aaron Becker and students in his “Intro to Robotics” class have been invited to “join the swarm” as selected participants in the first annual Swarmathon taking place from April 18-22, 2016 at the NASA Kennedy Space Center.

Student Designed Satellites Have Launched into Orbit
A year’s worth of hard work paid off for a team of electrical and computer engineering students in the UH Cullen College of Engineering when their...

A year’s worth of hard work paid off for a team of electrical and computer engineering students in the UH Cullen College of Engineering when their small satellite technology was launched into space this month.

ECE Energy Research Makes Cover of Research Journal
Yan Yao, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, authored a research paper that was...

Yan Yao, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, authored a research paper that was chosen as the cover of the January 2016 edition of the Journal of

Engineering Students Selected as GRaSP Day Finalists
The University of Houston’s Graduate Research and Scholarship Projects (GRaSP) Day offers students the opportunity to network and introduce their...

The University of Houston’s Graduate Research and Scholarship Projects (GRaSP) Day offers students the opportunity to network and introduce their research to a wide audience through oral and poster presentations. Now in its second year, GRaSP Day celebrates the research, scholarship and creative endeavors of UH graduate and professional students across all disciplines.

PHOTOS: 2015 Undergraduate Research Day
The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D....

The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library and the Honors College. At the event, over 175 undergraduate students from 11 University of Houston colleges showcased their research with poster and oral presentations.

Engineering Student Earns Silver Nano Research Poster Award
Yanliang (Leonard) Liang, electrical and computer engineering research associate at UH Cullen College, won the Silver Nano Research Poster Award at...

Yanliang (Leonard) Liang, electrical and computer engineering research associate at UH Cullen College, won the Silver Nano Research Poster Award at the 10th Sino-U.S. Symposium on Nanoscale Science and Technology in June.

Doctoral Student Awarded Fellowship to Explore Neuroengineering
The city of Houston, home of the largest medical center in the world, is known for being at the forefront of cutting-edge medical research.
Contreras-Vidal and Cruz-Garza

The city of Houston, home of the largest medical center in the world, is known for being at the forefront of cutting-edge medical research.

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