Mail: University of Houston
Cullen College of Engineering
E421 Engineering Bldg 2, Houston, TX 77204-4007 Map & Driving Directions (includes parking information)
Email: info [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] edu
The U.S. is facing a critical shortage of highly-trained STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workers. According to a 2012 report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the U.S. must produce more than 34 percent more STEM graduates each year in order to remain a global leader in science and technology.
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has awarded electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Wei-Chuan Shih with nearly $900,000 over two years to investigate new sensing techniques for detecting oil spills and hydrocarbon leaks in subsea oil and gas operations.
The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF)ADVANCE to increase the number and success of women faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Last June, Texas Gov. Rick Perry drove an electric car made by Tesla Motors in front of the Texas State Capitol Building in Austin – a symbolic gesture meant to signify his intention of convincing Tesla executives to build their more than $4 billion battery factory right here in the Lone Star State.
Extreme Environment Workshop: Design for Survival -- Where and When it Matters Most
Take part in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate level course which explores urgent habitation challenges which are both common and unique to various Earth and space environments. Investigations and discussions will address issues that include:
When a material known as graphene was first produced inside of a lab in 2004, the science and technology community buzzed with predictions that it would become the “next big thing” for the semiconductor industry. Graphene is essentially a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon which conducts heat and electricity with incredible efficiency, making it a homerun material for the semiconductor and electronic device manufacturing industries.
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.
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.
Ridwan Ajala, a beloved undergraduate student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, passed away on Tuesday, June 24th. Ridwan touched many members of the Cullen College community with his incredible work ethic, infectious positive attitude, and dedication as a student and friend. To say that he was loved and will be missed by our community is an understatement.