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Photos: UH Cullen College of Engineering Commencement!
Congratulations, Cullen College of Engineering grads!! View photos from last Saturday's commencement at our Flickr page.    

Congratulations, Cullen College of Engineering grads!! View photos from last Saturday's commencement at our Flickr page.

 

 

Watch This Saturday's Commencement From Your Computer!
The University of Houston will be live streaming this Saturday's commencement for the Cullen College of Engineering. The spring 2013 engineering...

The University of Houston will be live streaming this Saturday's commencement for the Cullen College of Engineering. The spring 2013 engineering commencement will take place this Saturday, May 11th, 9:00am to 11:00am at the Hofheinz Pavilion.

Click here to watch the commencement ceremonies live from your computer!

 

Engineering Takes Top Honors At Faculty Awards Ceremony
The Cullen College of Engineering shined at last night’s University of Houston Faculty Awards Banquet, with college professors taking home five...

The Cullen College of Engineering shined at last night’s University of Houston Faculty Awards Banquet, with college professors taking home five research and scholarship awards, the career teaching award and the university’s highest faculty honor, the Esther Farfel Award.

Bonnie Dunbar, Leader of UH STEM Center, Inducted to Astronaut Hall of Fame
Bonnie Dunbar, leader of the UH STEM Center and professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering in the Cullen College of Engineering, will join...

Bonnie Dunbar, leader of the UH STEM Center and professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering in the Cullen College of Engineering, will join the ranks of Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride as the latest member of the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

The Engineering Career Search
As the end of the spring semester approaches, members of the class of 2013 are preparing to transition into the full-time workforce. Engineering...

As the end of the spring semester approaches, members of the class of 2013 are preparing to transition into the full-time workforce. Engineering graduates will apply the technical skills learned in the lectures and labs of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering at their new jobs.

UH Creates New Energy & Sustainability Minor
The University of Houston -- and particularly the Cullen College of Engineering -- have taken bold and progressive steps in partnering with local...

The University of Houston -- and particularly the Cullen College of Engineering -- have taken bold and progressive steps in partnering with local industry and taking advantage of the university's location in the "Energy Capital of the World." Now, the University of Houston Bauer College of Business will follow suit by offering a new interdisciplinary Energy

Video: Q&A With Dr. Bonnie Dunbar
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is proud to present our Q&A session with Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, Ph.D., NAE. This video...
Dunbar

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is proud to present our Q&A session with Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, Ph.D., NAE. This video serves as a special supplement to the print version of our Q&A session with Dr. Dunbar, which can be found in our Spring 2013 issue of Parameters.

BME Welcomes Computational Neuroscience Expert
Ahmet Omurtag, an expert in computational neuroscience with experience developing new clinical tools in an entrepreneurial setting, has joined the...
Omurtag

Ahmet Omurtag, an expert in computational neuroscience with experience developing new clinical tools in an entrepreneurial setting, has joined the biomedical engineering department of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

College Welcomes Bonnie Dunbar, Retired Astronaut & NAE Member
Bonnie Dunbar, a retired astronaut, National Academy of Engineering Member and alumna of the Cullen College of Engineering, has joined the University...
Dunbar

Bonnie Dunbar, a retired astronaut, National Academy of Engineering Member and alumna of the Cullen College of Engineering, has joined the University of Houston as leader of a new STEM Center. The center will build upon programs throughout the university and leverage their success in the larger K-12 community. Dunbar has also accepted the position of professor in the college’s mechanical and biomedical engineering departments.

Focused Air Puff to the Eye Promises Improved Vision Care
It sounds pretty annoying, actually. A puff of air focused into a small spot and blown directly into the eyeball. But what’s annoying could...
Larin

It sounds pretty annoying, actually. A puff of air focused into a small spot and blown directly into the eyeball. But what’s annoying could drastically improve eye care, and even end up saving the vision of some people.

Five NSF Graduate Research Fellowships awarded to UH students, alumna
From cognitive neuroscience to theoretical physics, this year’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows from the University of...
Five NSF Graduate Research Fellowships awarded to UH students, alumna

From cognitive neuroscience to theoretical physics, this year’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows from the University of Houston (UH) have their sights set on careers in fields ranging from medicine to energy. Recognizing outstanding students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, the three-year fellowships cover tuition and include a $30,000 annual stipend.

Akay Honored by Two Engineering Associations
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has named Metin Akay, founding chair and John S. Dunn Endowed Chair Professor of the Cullen...
Akay

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has named Metin Akay, founding chair and John S. Dunn Endowed Chair Professor of the Cullen College’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, to its inaugural group of IEEE Brand Ambassadors.

Professor Working to “Replace Clinicians” in Imaging Research
If Howard Gifford has his way, physicians will be forced out of a large area of medical imaging research. Frankly, that’s probably how they want it.
Gifford

If Howard Gifford has his way, physicians will be forced out of a large area of medical imaging research. Frankly, that’s probably how they want it.

Researcher Developing Lab-Grown Heart Tissue
One day, people in need of a heart transplant won’t have to wait for a donor organ to become available. Instead, hearts (and other organs) will be...
Birla

One day, people in need of a heart transplant won’t have to wait for a donor organ to become available. Instead, hearts (and other organs) will be grown the lab, often out of the patient’s own cells.

UH Department of Biomedical Engineering Welcomes New Faculty Member
Associate Professor Howard Gifford joins the UH Department of Biomedical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His...
Gifford

Associate Professor Howard Gifford joins the UH Department of Biomedical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His research focuses on the medical imaging process with the goal of improving chances of detecting or quantifying a certain target. Specifically, Gifford works to optimize the performance of a task to read images, by examining hardware and image acquisition protocol as well.

Akay Delivers Keynote Address at Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering
Metin Akay, chair of the Cullen College’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, recently served as a keynote speaker at the first Middle East...
Conference Chair Hasan Al-Nashash, professor of electrical and biomedical engineering at American University of Sharjah, recognized Akay for his keynote address and his contributions to the conference.

Metin Akay, chair of the Cullen College’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, recently served as a keynote speaker at the first Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering.

UH Engineering Junior Wins Poster Competition for Biomedical Research
An undergraduate research project at the University of Houston was recognized recently at the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (...

An undergraduate research project at the University of Houston was recognized recently at the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) Symposium 2010 poster competition.

Biomedical engineering junior Mohamed Mohamed captured first place in the competition by showcasing work performed in the Biomedical Optics Laboratory at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

MAES Honors Student for Volunteer Efforts
The Society for Mexican American Engineers, or MAES, has honored a Cullen College student for her efforts on behalf of the organization. Megan Planas...
Planas

The Society for Mexican American Engineers, or MAES, has honored a Cullen College student for her efforts on behalf of the organization.

Megan Planas, a junior biomedical engineering major, has been named the winner of MAES’ 2010 President’s Award. The recognition, part of MAES’ Bravo awards program, goes to individuals “who have shown extraordinary dedication and exemplary work on a specific project having far-reaching implications to MAES.”

Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Program Approved
The University of Houston Health Initiative has received a major boost from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, which recently approved...
Akay

The University of Houston Health Initiative has received a major boost from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, which recently approved the establishment of a doctoral program in biomedical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

New Biomedical Chair Earns Esteemed Engineering Honors
Just weeks into his post as John S. Dunn Distinguished Professor and founding chair of the University of Houston Department of Biomedical Engineering...
Akay

Just weeks into his post as John S. Dunn Distinguished Professor and founding chair of the University of Houston Department of Biomedical Engineering, Metin Akay is already being recognized.

He has been selected and will be inducted next month into two prestigious engineering and science organizations—the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

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