Student News

More Texas Teens Want to be Engineers When They Grow Up

A whopping 13 percent of Texas teens who took the 2015 SAT test indicated that they intended to study engineering in college. Engineering was listed as the second-most popular career choice for Texas teens -- 22 percent of students who reported their future plans indicated they were interested in healthcare professions. 

PHOTOS: 2015 Undergraduate Research Day

The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library and the Honors College. At the event, over 175 undergraduate students from 11 University of Houston colleges showcased their research with poster and oral presentations.

Graduate Student Wins AIChE Travel Award for Biomass Research

Each year, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presents travel awards to outstanding students from across the nation to present their research at the annual AIChE meeting. Sashank Kasiraju, a chemical and biomolecular engineering graduate student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is one of just 20 students to receive this honor from AIChE’s Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (CRE) Division this year.

Post-doc Earns Travel Grant for Cancer Immunotherapy Research

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, SITC, selected Gabrielle Romain, post-doctoral research fellow in the UH Cullen College of Engineering, to present her research on cancer immunotherapy at its 30th anniversary annual meeting. With an approximate $750 travel grant, she plans to attend the conference in National Harbor, Maryland, in November.

Honors College Awards Engineering Student for Outstanding Thesis

Recent University of Houston graduate Sheli Mauck’s passion for problem solving and all things STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) began as early as elementary school. As a child, she lived near a refinery and was fascinated by the inner workings of the nearby “metal city.” As she approached college, this passion manifested in her pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Three Doctoral Students Give Oral Presentations at Gordon Research Conferences

Matt Oleksiak, Katy Olafson, and Manjesh Kumar

This summer, Cullen College of Engineering doctoral students Manjesh Kumar, Matt Oleksiak and Katy Olafson were invited to give oral presentations at two of the prestigious Gordon Research Conferences (GRC).

The conferences, founded in the late 1920s by Dr. Neil E. Gordon, aim to promote discussions and the exchange of ideas by focusing on new, innovative research in the fields of biological, chemical and physical sciences.

G.R.A.D.E. Camp Redefines STEM Field Roles

Engineering and computer science professions attract fewer women than other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields in the United States. For more than a decade, professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have worked to change this longstanding tradition by hosting summer engineering camps strictly for girls.

Texas Center for Superconductivity Announces 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients

The scholarship committee for the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston is pleased to announce the TcSUH scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year, each of whom will receive a $2,500 award. The qualifications and achievements of the nominated students were exceptional, and final deciions were difficult. We are fortunate to have such a talented group of students who conduct research in TcSUH's multidisciplinary groups.

UH Engineering Student Gains Front-Row Seat for Energy Policy and Politics

An internship at a chemical company assured Jami Summey-Rice that chemical engineering is a good fit for her technical skills. Now she has a chance to test her policy chops.

Summey-Rice will spend the summer in Washington, D.C., one of 14 students nationally selected for WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering).

Moscow Summer Intern Program for UH Engineering Students

Students at the University of Houston are eligible to participate in the Moscow Summer Intern Program as part of a student initiative of the Baker Institute Space Policy Program. The program is a wonderful opportunity for all UH students, but especially those with engineering expertise and an excitement for space exploration!

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