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Houston universities team up to boost minorities in academia
NSF grant to Rice, UH, Texas Southern will help future science, engineering professors   HOUSTON – (Aug. 13, 2019) – Rice University, Texas...
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NSF grant to Rice, UH, Texas Southern will help future science, engineering professors

 

HOUSTON – (Aug. 13, 2019) – Rice University, Texas Southern University (TSU) and the University of Houston (UH) have won a multimillion-dollar grant to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in engineering and science.

Blood Clotting Proteins Discovered as Biomarkers of Lupus Nephritis
Finding Could Lead to Better Clinical Disease Monitoring   University of Houston researcher Chandra Mohan is reporting in Arthritis Research and...
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Finding Could Lead to Better Clinical Disease Monitoring

 

University of Houston researcher Chandra Mohan is reporting in Arthritis Research and Therapy that clotting proteins, both those that promote blood clots (pro-thrombotic) and those that work to dissipate them (thrombolytic), are elevated in the urine of patients who suffer from lupus nephritis (LN).

UH Cullen College of Engineering Presents Inaugural Innovator Awards
Faculty, students recognized for innovation, creative entrepreneurial spirit   Innovation is the engine that drives all of humanity’s greatest...
Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair professor of mechanical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won the 2019 Career Innovator Award

Faculty, students recognized for innovation, creative entrepreneurial spirit

 

Innovation is the engine that drives all of humanity’s greatest achievements – from the creation of the first wheel to electricity to heart transplants. And it is the entrepreneurial spirit that puts these advances into the hands of the people who can use it the most.

Smart Brain Stimulators: Next-Gen Parkinson’s Disease Therapy
University of Houston Researchers Report Adaptable Stimulation Treatment  
New brain biomarkers are key to improving the technology to make brain stimulators responsive, or smart.

University of Houston Researchers Report Adaptable Stimulation Treatment

 

UH Cullen College of Engineering Recognized for Achievements in Diversity by ASEE
The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) honored the UH Cullen College of Engineering with an award recognizing its commitment to...
The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) honored the UH Cullen College of Engineering with an award recognizing its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) honored the UH Cullen College of Engineering with an award recognizing its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

UH PROMES Going Places, Tackling Global Challenges
Engineering Students Learn as They Travel   While many people dream of seeing the world one day, a group of UH Cullen College of Engineering...
UH Cullen College of Engineering students visit Brazil as part of the PROMES learning abroad experience.

Engineering Students Learn as They Travel

 

While many people dream of seeing the world one day, a group of UH Cullen College of Engineering students recently returned from Brazil as part of the first engineering faculty-led study abroad experience through the Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES).

Research Moves Closer to Brain-Machine Interface Autonomy
Findings Could Help Seamlessly Integrate Prosthetics   A University of Houston engineer is reporting in eNeuro that a brain-computer interface, a...
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Findings Could Help Seamlessly Integrate Prosthetics

 

A University of Houston engineer is reporting in eNeuro that a brain-computer interface, a form of artificial intelligence, can sense when its user is expecting a reward by examining the interactions between single-neuron activities and the information flowing to these neurons, called the local field potential.

UH Cullen College of Engineering Announces 2019 EAA Gala Honorees
The 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Bayou City Event Center on Thursday, June 6. The annual event,...
William A. Brookshire, Ph.D., P.E. (BSChE ’57)† will be recognized as the Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala.

The 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Bayou City Event Center on Thursday, June 6. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association (EAA), celebrates the professional accomplishments and contributions of Cullen College alumni and faculty.

Learn more about this year’s honorees below:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Photos: Spring 2019 UH Engineering Commencement Ceremony
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering celebrated the graduation of more than 600 engineers on Thursday, May 9 at the Fertitta...

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering celebrated the graduation of more than 600 engineers on Thursday, May 9 at the Fertitta Center.

The proud graduates included: 427 bachelor’s, 141 master’s, and 45 doctoral students.

The spring 2019 commencement featured a keynote address from Chang OH Turkmani, Managing Director at the Mega Company and Engineering Leadership Board Member (ELB).

Photos: 30th Annual UH Engineering Crawfish Boil Kicks off OTC
The UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted its 30th annual Offshore Industry Crawfish Boil on Sunday, May 5 at Lynn Eusan Park. Thousands of alumni...

The UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted its 30th annual Offshore Industry Crawfish Boil on Sunday, May 5 at Lynn Eusan Park.

Thousands of alumni, faculty, students and industry leaders gathered to network and mingle as they enjoyed crawfish, bbq, beer, drinks and live music.

Since its inception, the annual spring event has raised over $1 million with proceeds benefitting engineering scholarship and academic programs.

Cullen College Honors Faculty, Staff Students with Outstanding Awards at Spring Meeting
Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell dean of the Cullen College, recognized faculty, staff and students for their outstanding performance in...

Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell dean of the Cullen College, recognized faculty, staff and students for their outstanding performance in teaching, research and service at the Spring 2019 Faculty and Staff Meeting held on April 30.

Biomedical Engineering Leaders Unite at UH for Annual Event Celebrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Cullen College of Engineering’s department of biomedical engineering welcomed leaders and innovators in the biomedical engineering (BME) field to...

The Cullen College of Engineering’s department of biomedical engineering welcomed leaders and innovators in the biomedical engineering (BME) field to the University of Houston in April for the 6th Annual “BME Day”, co-sponsored by BioHouston.

BME day is one of the largest events at UH celebrating the research and industrial achievements in the ever-growing field of bioengineering.

UH Students and Alumni Earn Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Recipients Include Three Cullen College Coogs   Seven current and former University of Houston students – three of whom represent the Cullen...
UH Cullen College of Engineering doctoral student Faheem Ershad is focusing on stretchable and flexible electronics and developing soft neural interface devices.

Recipients Include Three Cullen College Coogs

 

Seven current and former University of Houston students – three of whom represent the Cullen College of Engineering – have earned highly coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research fellowships.

Photos: UH Engineering hosts 30th Annual Golf Tournament
The 30th Annual UH Engineering Golf Tournament, sponsored by Flowco Production Solutions, teed off at BlackHorse Golf Club on Monday, April 22nd in...

The 30th Annual UH Engineering Golf Tournament, sponsored by Flowco Production Solutions, teed off at BlackHorse Golf Club on Monday, April 22nd in Cypress, TX.

This annual spring event serves as one of the primary annual fundraisers for Cullen College and attracted over 100 golfers to help raise money in support of the Cullen College of Engineering scholarships and academic programs.

Cullen College Names Chang Oh Turkmani as 2019 Spring Commencement Speaker
Chang Oh Turkmani, a globetrotting business woman, lawyer and a staunch supporter of education, will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College...
Chang Oh Turkmani, a globetrotting business woman, lawyer and a staunch supporter of education, will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s 2019 spring commencement

Chang Oh Turkmani, a globetrotting business woman, lawyer and a staunch supporter of education, will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s spring commencement on Thursday, May 9 at the Fertitta Center.

Photos: 2019 Chevron Girls Engineering the Future at UH Cullen College
On Saturday, March 30, the hallways and classrooms in the UH Cullen College of Engineering buzzed with excitement as a thousand Houston- area girls...

On Saturday, March 30, the hallways and classrooms in the UH Cullen College of Engineering buzzed with excitement as a thousand Houston- area girls attended the fourth annual “Girls Engineering the Future Day: A STEM Event,” sponsored by Chevron.

University of Houston to Host Inventors Meeting
National Academy of Inventors Will Be in Houston April 10-11  
Discoveries made by NAI fellows have generated over $1.6 trillion in revenue

National Academy of Inventors Will Be in Houston April 10-11

 

UH NSBE Alumni to Share Industry Insights With Students
The UH chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is bringing together UH NSBE alumni and current student members for an information...

The UH chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is bringing together UH NSBE alumni and current student members for an information session, titled “NSBE Guy and Girl Talk,” on Tuesday, April 9, in room 108 of Agnes Arnold Hall on campus.

Researchers Developing Early Detection, Home Monitoring Tests for Lupus Nephritis
Transformative Research Empowering Patients to Monitor Themselves   With $5 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), two...
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Transformative Research Empowering Patients to Monitor Themselves

 

With $5 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), two University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering biomedical researchers are moving the needle on early detection and monitoring of kidney nephritis, or inflammation, in patients who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, known simply as lupus.

Girls Engineering the Future Set for Saturday at UH
The Event Introduces Girls to Engineering, Other STEM Activities   About 1,500 girls are expected to participate in the University of Houston’s...
Science experiments dazzled and inspired participants at the 2018 Girls Engineering the Future! sponsored by Chevron.

The Event Introduces Girls to Engineering, Other STEM Activities

 

About 1,500 girls are expected to participate in the University of Houston’s popular Chevron Girls Engineering the Future STEM Day on Saturday, March 30.

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