CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

PHOTOS: 2015 Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Luncheon

The Cullen College’s annual Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Luncheon took place on Tuesday, October 6th at The Hess Club.  Attendees enjoyed a complimentary lunch, followed by a keynote presentation by Dale A. Rudrick, the Director of Public Works and Engineering for the City of Houston and a 2015 inductee to the Academy of Distinguished Civil and Environmental Engineers.

Secret Lives of Engineers: Civil Engineering Alumnus Alfred Castillo Jr., P.E.

When asked to imagine a “typical” engineer, many people may find themselves conjuring images of sleep-deprived, math-obsessed or highly-analytical individuals. In reality, there is no one-size-fits-all stereotype for engineering professionals – engineers come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life.

Engineering Students Lead STEM Outreach Event in Brazil

This summer, three Cullen College of Engineering students and one alumnus boarded a plane bound for Brazil for the third annual Society of Women Engineers (SWE) “One Day in Engineering” outreach event. Held in the city of Teresopolis and nearby rural areas, the event aims to inspire excitement about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields and encourage local high school students to pursue higher education.

PHOTOS: 2015 Civil & Environmental Engineering Gala & Induction Ceremony

The Academy of Distinguished Civil and Environmental Engineers (Academy) held its annual Gala and Induction Ceremony on September 10th at the Hess Club. The Academy is dedicated to recognizing outstanding alumni who bring honor to the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) department at the University of Houston and have sustained distinguished contributions to the profession, field, university, or society at large.

Cullen College Welcomes Nine Engineering Professors

A combination of nine university professors and industry professionals is joining the Cullen College of Engineering faculty at the University of Houston this semester. The majority are biomedical engineers with expertise ranging from brain-machine interfaces for control of prosthetic limbs to cell membrane research for diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer.

Houston Matters Interviews UH Engineer Using Lasers to Discover Ancient Civilization

The National Public Radio’s Houston Matters recently interviewed the University of Houston’s Dr. Ramesh Shrestha, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of civil and environmental engineering and the director of the National Center for Airborne Mapping (NCALM). Michael Hagerty, host of Houston Matters, spoke with Shrestha about his involvement in the use of lasers to discover an ancient Honduran civilization.

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.

Civil Engineering Student Wins Prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

NASA satellite image of the Congo River Basin. Credits: ESA

Tropical wetlands are one of the most important sources of methane and carbon emissions, which means these land areas play a key role in climate change. Hydrology and hydrodynamics in the tropical wetlands are controlling factors of plant and animal ecosystems, sediment delivery, nutrient exchange and global climate change.

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.

Cullen College Professor, UH Leader Testifies Before Congress on Energy Training Program

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, acting vice president/vice chancellor for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston, has been asked to testify before Congress about an innovative workforce training program developed for the energy industry.

Krishnamoorti, who also is chief energy officer at UH, Thursday will address the Energy and Power subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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