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Biomedical Engineering Researcher Receives Grant to Study Novel Lupus Drug
In 2012, biomedical engineering professor Chandra Mohan published a study in the journal Arthritis Research & Therapy which outlined the use of a...

In 2012, biomedical engineering professor Chandra Mohan published a study in the journal Arthritis Research & Therapy which outlined the use of a new drug that successfully treated lupus in mice and reduced the number of cases of lupus-relat

6th Annual Hurricane and Disasters Conference to be Held on August 1
In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and...

In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and in 2008, Hurricane Ike (a Category 2 storm) came ashore over Galveston and wreaked havoc in the Houston area, knocking out power to many customers in the greater Houston metro area for several weeks.

Phillips 66 Donation Strengthens Ties to University of Houston
The University of Houston’s colleges of business and engineering have gained new support from one of the city’s energy leaders, which has donated...

The University of Houston’s colleges of business and engineering have gained new support from one of the city’s energy leaders, which has donated money to a variety of programs and student support services.

Phillips 66, a Houston-based energy manufacturing and logistics company, was created in 2012 through a split with ConocoPhillips. It cracked the top 10 in the Fortune 500 last year, reaching No. 6 with revenue over $161 billion in 2013.

PHOTOS: BME Day Gathers Leading Researchers at UH
The Cullen College of Engineering department of biomedical engineering held the first annual BME Day on April 24 at the UH Hilton. The event speakers...

The Cullen College of Engineering department of biomedical engineering held the first annual BME Day on April 24 at the UH Hilton. The event speakers included pioneers in biomedical technology such as Shuming Nie of Emory University, Ferdinando Mussa-Ivaldi of Northwestern University, and May Wang of Georgia Tech.

BME Student Attends Clinton Global Initiative University
Have you ever taken a selfie? Probably. Have you ever taken a selfie with Jimmy Kimmel and the entire Clinton family? Probably not… unless you’re...

Have you ever taken a selfie? Probably.

Have you ever taken a selfie with Jimmy Kimmel and the entire Clinton family? Probably not… unless you’re Zuan-Fu Lim.

Biomedical Engineering Hosts BME Day: New Frontiers in Healthcare
The UH Cullen College of Engineering's department of biomedical engineering will host the first BME Day on Thursday, April 24th at the UH Hilton...

The UH Cullen College of Engineering's department of biomedical engineering will host the first BME Day on Thursday, April 24th at the UH Hilton Shamrock Ballroom.

PHOTOS: 25th Annual Golf Tournament Tees Off
The sun broke through the morning clouds just in time for over 120 golfers to tee off at the 25th annual Cullen College of Engineering golf...

The sun broke through the morning clouds just in time for over 120 golfers to tee off at the 25th annual Cullen College of Engineering golf tournament on Monday, April 7.

“The Joules of Science” Representing UH in BP Contest
A team of University of Houston undergraduates – made up of two students from the Cullen College of Engineering and one from the College of Natural...
The winners of the Ultimate Field Trip contest will receive a two-week trip to tour BP facilities in Alaska and Chicago.

A team of University of Houston undergraduates – made up of two students from the Cullen College of Engineering and one from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics – will represent UH next month in BP’s “Ultimate Field Trip” contest.

BME Hosts Students from Health Professions High School
About 30 students from Houston’s Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions visited the University of Houston Cullen College of...
Students from DeBakey High School for Health Professions visited the Cullen College to last week to learn more about biomedical engineering.

About 30 students from Houston’s Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions visited the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering last week to learn more about their career and educational options.

Cullen College Hosts Second "Intellectual Property Training Series"
As part of its ongoing effort to support entrepreneurship among its faculty and students, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is...

As part of its ongoing effort to support entrepreneurship among its faculty and students, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is hosting an Intellectual Property Training Series for the second year in a row. This latest IP Training Series will begin on March 21.

Researchers Exploring Treatment for Lupus-Based Kidney Disease
Chandra Mohan has a theory about the development of lupus nephritis, the leading cause of lupus-related deaths. If he’s right, there may already be a...
A healthy human kidney (above) and a kidney from a lupus nephritis patient (below), which shows the disease's classic "flea bitten" look.

Chandra Mohan has a theory about the development of lupus nephritis, the leading cause of lupus-related deaths. If he’s right, there may already be a treatment.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can attack practically any part of the body. In lupus nephritis, it causes severe kidney inflammation, leading to hundreds of deaths and tens of thousands of hospitalizations per year in the United State alone.

Cullen College Names Outstanding Student Award Winners
The Cullen College of Engineering faculty members have made their final decisions on this year’s overall Outstanding Junior and Senior Award...
 Connor Fernandez

The Cullen College of Engineering faculty members have made their final decisions on this year’s overall Outstanding Junior and Senior Award recipients, and the winners are Connor Fernandez, chemical engineering junior, and Ryan Hannemann, mechanical engineering senior.

VIDEO: UH Engineering Students Take Ride on NASA's "Vomit Comet"
Last November, we told you about a team of UH Cullen College of Engineering students who were chosen to take a coveted ride in NASA’s reduced...
The UH Cougarnauts

Last November, we told you about a team of UH Cullen College of Engineering students who were chosen to take a coveted ride in NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft, known as the “Vomit Comet.” The UH “Cougarnauts” team members were chosen as part of an elite group to participate in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, where they performed an assigned experiment during 25-second bouts of weightlessness inside the aircraft. The UH students studied the effects of freezing water in zero-gravity conditions.

VIDEO: Meet Team Primer: Cullen College Undergrads to Compete in Shell Eco-Marathon
MEET TEAM PRIMER…A group of mechanical engineering undergrads at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering who will be competing in...
Meet Team Primer, a group of mechanical engineering undergrads who will be competing in the next Shell Eco-marathon in Houston.

MEET TEAM PRIMER…A group of mechanical engineering undergrads at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering who will be competing in the upcoming Shell Eco-marathon in Houston from April 25th to 27th. The 12-member team is currently building an ultra-energy efficient, battery-powered vehicle from the ground up. Team Primer will enter their vehicle, named “EcoPrimer,” under the marathon’s “prototype” class, focusing on maximizing the car’s efficiency rather than the driver’s comfort. The team members’ tireless work on “EcoPrimer” will double as their senior Capstone Design projects, the penultimate project for all graduating seniors at the Cullen College.

Blood Transfusions Made Safer through $1.8M Research Grant
Sergey Shevkoplyas wants to make one thing perfectly clear: Blood transfusions save millions of lives every year. Without them, routine surgeries...
After After several weeks in storage some blood cells remain healthy, while others are damaged and misshapen.

Sergey Shevkoplyas wants to make one thing perfectly clear: Blood transfusions save millions of lives every year. Without them, routine surgeries would become life threatening. They’re one of modern medicine’s absolute necessities.

PHOTOS: Dean Tedesco Honors Faculty for Excellence in Teaching, Research
Although the winners of the 2013 UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty awards were announced in May of last year, they were honored again last...
Grigoriadis Accepts Award From Dean Tedesco

Although the winners of the 2013 UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty awards were announced in May of last year, they were honored again last Friday at Dean Tedesco's faculty and staff meeting when each winner was handed their certificate.

teachHOUSTON Students Glean Classroom Lessons at the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston
You may see quite a few college students at the next Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) on February 19th and 20th, but they won’t be...

You may see quite a few college students at the next Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) on February 19th and 20th, but they won’t be competing against the middle and high school students participating in the fair. Instead, they’ll be learning from them.

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. 

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.

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