University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

UH Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Seeks Candidates for Summer 'Research Experience' Program

Summer 2001 Participants

The UH Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is searching for 15 highly talented undergraduate college students to participate in its nationally funded research experience program this summer.

Participating students will get a first-hand look at what it's like to conduct major research in electrical engineering at the University of Houston, thanks to the continuation of grant from the National Science Foundation.

Ph.D. Student Earns Best Presentation Award from Institute of Navigation

Lorena Basilio, Jeffery Williams and David Jackson

University of Houston engineering doctoral candidate Lorena Basilio was awarded the Best Presentation Award at the GPS 2002 meeting of the Institute of Navigation in Portland, Oregon, this fall. Her paper was titled "Defining the Effective Radiation Point for a Microstrip Patch Antenna."

UH Engineering Professor Long Recognized as Outstanding Faculty by Houston Alumni Organization

Stuart Long

Stuart Long, electrical & computer engineering professor and associate dean in the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, will be recognized with a 2002 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Houston Alumni Organization. The awards will be presented during the Alumni Organization's Annual Meeting/Jazz Brunch at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 in the Athletics/Alumni Center.

UH Engineering Student to Be Honored at White House for Public Service Efforts

University of Houston electrical engineering student Russell Crake III will be honored June 17-19 in Washington, D.C. by the American Institute for Public Service. He will receive the 2002 Jefferson Award for public service from Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and will be honored at the White House.

Engineering Honors Graduate Awarded Tau Beta Pi Fellowship

Ben Fasenfest, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering

Recent graduate Benjamin J. Fasenfest of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has been awarded the prestigious Tau Beta Pi graduate fellowship for the upcoming academic year.

Fasenfest was one of only seven electrical engineering majors in the country to receive the fellowship.

UH Robotics Team Places Third in IEEE Competition

A robotics team from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering claimed third place at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 5 Student Robotics Competition on April 20 at the NASA Hilton.

Cullen College Faculty Members Honored at Awards Ceremony

Three Cullen College of Engineering faculty members were honored Tuesday at a University of Houston luncheon where 17 UH educators and researchers received awards based on nominations from faculty, staff and alumni.

William G. Rixey, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, received the Enron Corporation Teaching Excellence Award, which carries a $5,000 stipend and a trophy and is made possible by a fully funded endowment.

UH Researchers Work To Upgrade Computer Memory

A new high-speed, high-capacity computer memory technology could make rebooting your computer a thing of the past, and may allow PC users to transfer and download large files - such as digital movies - in a few seconds, rather than hours. UH researchers developed and patented the memory technology, and announced that Sharp Corp. has exclusively licensed the technology.

Texas Industry Needs Electrical Engineers: UH Helps Meet Demand

Scholarships, smaller classes and summer camps for high-school girls are some of the ways the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering will help meet industry's demand for more electrical engineers and bring more women into the profession.

Robot Race To Determine IEEE Region 5 Representatives

Five robotics teams will race their robots through a maze in the Commons area in Engineering Building 1 at 10 a.m. Friday, April 5 to determine which two teams will compete in the 2002 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 5 Robotics Competition on April 20 at the NASA Hilton.

Engineering Professor Elected Officer of Faculty Senate

Electrical engineering associate professor David Shattuck was elected as an At-Large Member of UH Faculty Senate. Shattuck joined UH in 1982 and has received numerous teaching excellence awards. His research work involves medical ultrasonic and oil field applications, and he teaches courses in electronics, circuit analysis, microprocessors and communication theory.

Electrical & Computer Engineering Alumni Reunion set for November 1

WHO: Join Department Chair Fritz Claydon and the University of Houston Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Advisory Board for an alumni reunion on Thursday, Nov. 1.

WHAT: Catch up with old friends and classmates at a special alumni reunion in celebration of the UH Cullen College of Engineering's 60th Anniversary!

IEEE/AES Honors UH Engineering Professor and Alumnus

Dr. Guanrong "Ron" Chen, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Houston engineering professor Guanrong "Ron" Chen and alumnus James N. Ortiz have been selected to receive the M. Barry Carlton Award from the IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society for their article, "Intelligent Control for a Planning System for Astronaut Training."

UH Hosts Second Annual REU Conference

This summer 13 students from across the country gathered at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering to participate in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Conference.