University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Top Ten Resources for Engineering Students

For new engineering students, balancing the many aspects of college life can be a challenging experience. That’s why the University of Houston offers a number of resources to help students succeed, both in and out of the classroom. Below is a list of resources, programs and centers that are available to University of Houston students.

New UH Center Provides Training and Support for STEM Educators

The Cullen College of Engineering is part of a new University of Houston center that focuses on best practices in the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to address the state’s need for increases in the number of students pursuing and graduating from these programs. 

NASA-Sponsored Student Team Develops Innovative Small Satellite Antenna Designs

Nicole Neveu, leader of the NASA-sponsored senior design team, presents their small satellite antenna design to their faculty advisors and sponsors.

Robert Provence, a NASA aerospace engineer, had a problem.

For over 12 years, Provence has been designing and developing small satellites called “CubeSats” for NASA. In this time, Provence has seen the design of CubeSats improve drastically – with one exception: the antennas for CubeSats have remained more or less the same since the beginning, and these antennas are, as Provence says, a problem.

Engineering Grads Top 2013 Salary Survey

New engineering graduates are at the top of the latest salary survey produced by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

The survey, released late last month, shows engineers leading the “broad categories” of recent graduates, with an average starting salary of $62,535, an increase of 4% vs. a year ago.

Alumni, Professors to be Honored at Alumni Awards Gala

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and the Engineering Alumni Association will honor seven college alumni and professors at its annual awards gala early next month.

The event is scheduled for Friday, June 3, at the Four Season Hotel in downtown Houston. RSVPs are being accepted through May 27.

SWE Outreach Project Connects Girls to Engineering

SWE member Juan Romero, a junior civil engineering major, helps area high school sophomores, Kelly Diaz, Edna Barrera and Rebeca Beltron construct a trebuchet during a recent outreach activity coordinated by the organization. Photo by Thomas Shea.

The University of Houston Student Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers recently worked to better connect a group of high school students with some of technologies that surround them by sharing the engineering and science concepts behind each one.

College Partners in $1.4M Grant to Benefit Regional Aerospace Education

University of Houston Vice President for Research Don Birx discusses how the strong educational component behind the new aerospace workforce partnership relates to early science and engineering workforce programs and the excitement they generated. Photo by Kyle Smith, San Jacinto College.

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is a key member of a group that has received a $1.4 million grant to undertake activities designed to provide cutting-edge continuing-education resources in aerospace engineering and train the regional aerospace workforce.