CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Researchers Win $700k Grant to Develop Pipeline Safety System

Cullen College researchers are developing a low-cost system that can send out warnings when an excavator is digging to close to a pipeline.

Damage to natural gas pipelines is both dangerous and expensive to repair. Much of it is also entirely avoidable.

Excavators cause about 30 percent of pipeline damage incidents. In most of these events, the team working the excavator hadn’t bothered to find out if a natural gas pipeline is nearby before digging, even though there’s a national hotline set up to provide this information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Four Young UH Alums Honored During EWeek

National Engineers Week Runs February 16 to February 22.

Yesterday marked the start of National Engineers Week, a time to recognize the essential roles engineers play in modern society. In cooperation with the Houston Engineers Week Committee, engineering professional organizations and societies in and around the Houston area use this time to recognize their outstanding young members with a Young Engineer of the Year Award. This year, four alums of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering received the honor.

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 hosting an Intellectual Property Training Series for the second year in a row. This latest IP Training Series will begin on March 21.

VIDEO: UH Engineering Students Take Ride on NASA's "Vomit Comet"

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 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.

RET Program Earns Spot on President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The trophy awarded to the Cullen College for its part in earning UH a spot on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.Research Experience For Teachers program.

Not only is University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering home to world-class research, it’s also a recognized leader in science and engineering outreach. The latest proof: the college’s Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program is one of three University of Houston Initiatives that together earned UH a spot on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.

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 Hilton Conrad Hilton Ballroom. 

PROMES Alumna Gives Back With Scholarship

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.

Science and Engineering Fair of Houston Produces UH Scholar

Manvitha Katta

Science fairs have come a long way from baking soda volcanoes and pet store mice in a homemade maze. What were once ill-attended exhibitions in middle school cafeterias are now grand tournaments with international circuits, and the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) -- presented by 2014 primary sponsor, Chevron Corporation -- is leading the way for scientific and engineering advancement.

Cullen College Playing Key Role in Offshore Energy Safety Institute

No one disputes that offshore energy development carries environmental risks. Through its involvement in the new Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI), the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering will play a key role in ensuring the safety of offshore energy production for years to come.

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