CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Researchers Test Smartphones for Earthquake Warning

Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes, according to newly reported research. This technology could serve regions of the world that cannot afford higher quality but more expensive conventional earthquake early warning systems.

Cullen College Names 2015 Outstanding Students

Tessy Lal, Outstanding Senior

With over 3,000 undergraduate students enrolled at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, standing out from the crowd is no small feat. Each year, college faculty are charged with the difficult task of combing through throngs of bright, talented and motivated students and picking just a handful of front runners.

Civil Engineering Student Delivers Award-Winning Elevator Pitch

Jingjing Fan, a graduate student in the Cullen College's civil and environmental engineering department, delivered an award-winning elevator pitch at the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization's (SNO) first ever Nano Pitch Contest. 

Two Engineering Professors Earn NSF CAREER Awards

Two professors in the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston earned Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) this year. Each received a five-year, $500,000 grant for integration of outstanding research and educational outreach.

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!

UH Selected to Lead Offshore Energy Research Center

The University of Houston will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including research and technology to improve the sustainable and safe development of energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico.

The work is intended to reduce the risk of offshore accidents, oil spills and other deepwater disasters.

Engineers Earn Grant to Expand Base Plate Connection Research in Low-rise Metal Buildings

Metal buildings comprise almost 50 percent of all non-residential, low-rise construction in the United States. The most common configuration is the gabled frame with sets of exterior columns supporting rafters that form house-shaped peaks, and base plates serve as the load-resisting mechanisms that withstand horizontal forces, such as high winds.

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