Research News

Pediatric Brain Cancer Research Wins Funding

With the nanowell array, Varadarajan is able to isolate and study individual cells, one of the biggest challenges of biomedical research.

A researcher with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a grant to develop new treatments for the most deadly form of pediatric brain cancer.

STEM Education Gets Boost at Cullen College

Teachers across the country have access to dozens of new lesson plans and activities thanks to STEM education efforts (science, engineering, technology and mathematics) at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

NSF, DOE Partner to Support UH Diesel Emissions Research

Much of this diesel emissions reduction research will be conducted at the Texas Center for Clean Engines, Emissions and Fuels, a UH-based center dedicated to developing and testing advanced power-train, renewable or alternative fuels and emission control systems for local, state and federal governments as well as the energy, engine and emission control industries.

One of the ironies of automobile research: as diesel engines become more fuel efficient, reducing their emissions becomes more challenging.

Better efficiency means that more of the energy in diesel fuel is being used to move the vehicle and less is escaping out the tailpipe in the form of heat. While this is undoubtedly good, it presents a challenge for emissions reduction.

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.

JACS Article Outlines Development of New Biosensor

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Making molecules is no easy task. An increasingly attractive approach: have bacteria do the work for us.

Such efforts are part of the growing discipline of synthetic biology, where biological processes are altered to achieve specific goals. In this field, researchers can genetically modify bacteria so they’ll produce a desired molecule – one that can be used to help make medicines or chemical products, for example

Professors’ NSF Grant To Develop Advanced Adhesives for Composites

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Wind turbines, aircraft, and automobiles could become more tough and durable thanks to research being conducted at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. All of these use composites, materials that contain two or more constituents that have distinct properties. In these examples, the composites are composed of a polymer resin and reinforcing fibers such as glass or carbon.

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. 

Meet Cullen College Alumna Tracy Ngu, Process Engineer at Technip USA

Tracy Ngu graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the UH Cullen College of Engineering in May 2012. She now works as a process engineer at Technip USA here in Houston.

While at the Cullen College, Tracy was an active member of the PROMES (Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies) Program, which offers specialized curricula that emphasizes academic success strategies and personal and professional skills development.

Review Course for State Board Exam in Engineering Offered at UH This Fall

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Media Contact: ahopp [at] uh.edu (Angela Hopp)
713-743-8153

HOUSTON, July 18, 2013 – Engineers who intend to take the Fundamentals of Engineering state exam in the fall to obtain professional licensure are encouraged to enroll in a review course offered by the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering.

Ten State University Systems and Public Flagships, including UH System, Join Coursera to Explore MOOC-based Learning and Collaboration on Campus

Coursera, a leading massive open online course (MOOC) platform, today announced that it will be working with the University of Houston System and nine other state university systems and public university flagships to explore the possibilities of using MOOC technology and content to improve completion, quality and access to higher education.

UH Seed Funding Supports New Research in Catalysis, Nanofabrication

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Ask any professor: A good idea alone isn’t likely to receive serious research funding. Big awards almost always have some data that supports the project, that shows the researcher’s idea should work.

In a classic catch-22, though, getting this data itself takes money. Materials for experiments, graduate student time, lab space, computing power – none of these are free.

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