Mechanical Engineering

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.

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.

Engineering Research Aims to Build a Better Light Bulb

Mechanical engineering faculty member Jae-Hyun Ryou is researching ways to make LEDs more efficient at high current levels. Above is a green LED Ryou created as part of this research.

Most people just aren’t willing to pay $30 for a light bulb.

That’s the going rate for many LEDs, or light emitting diodes, which now sit on store shelves next to the compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and traditional incandescent bulbs.

PHOTOS: Undergraduate Research Day 2013

The 9th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 10th. It showcased the achievements of 130 undergraduate researchers from the University of Houston through poster presentations. Student presenters included undergraduates from a total of 11 colleges at the University.

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