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University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Cullen College Engineers Bring TxDOT Bridge Ratings Up to Date

Driving in Texas? You'll appreciate the work of (L-R) Mina Dawood, Qianmei (May) Feng and Abdeldjelil Belarbi

Take a car trip from Houston and you’ll likely drive over one of the 50,000 bridges that span the great state of Texas. During your drive you probably never wondered if the weight limits on the bridges were accurate. But then, that’s why we have Mina Dawood, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in the Cullen College.

VIDEO: Engineers and Engineering in the Movies

Once upon a time you got your best action and science fiction fix from the movies.

“2001: A Space Odyssey” showed us how pedestrian structures on the moon might seem; Walt Disney brought us tiny robots called microbots in “Big Hero 6”; Robert Zemeckis convinced us we wouldn’t need roads when he created Marty McFly’s hoverboard in “Back to the Future II”; and, “The Fast and The Furious” showed us what it would be like to fly like the wind while staying on track.

Photos: Women in Manufacturing Events Hosted at UH Engineering

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when women in manufacturing jobs were hard to come by. It wasn’t until World War II when, faced with a depleted workforce, American women rolled up their sleeves and went to work in factories and shipyards across the country.

CNN Interviews UH Engineering Expert About Airfare Optimization

Anyone who has purchased an airline ticket knows that it can feel like navigating a maze full of twists and turns in the form of price hikes and drops. CNN provides a behind-the-scenes insight into the “method behind the madness” that is airfare pricing in its article and video segment titled, “Seating secrets: How airlines decide what fare you pay.”

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. 

Houston Public Media Interviews IE Department Chair Developing Floodwater Sensors

The city of Houston is implementing a new measure to protect drivers from flash flooding on roads. Crews from the city’s Street and Drainage Division are nearly done installing Houston’s first ever electronic gates at the flood-prone underpass on Houston Avenue at Memorial Drive. The city plans to install gates at a total of 27 underpasses as the project unfolds. 

IE Industry Advisory Board Member Shares Insights with UH

Ben Amaba isn’t from the city of Houston, and he isn’t an alumnus of the University of Houston. But as an industrial engineering guru, Amaba said he now finds himself inextricably tied to both Houston and its University.

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.

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