Engineering Alumni Association

Alumni Awards Gala

The Engineering Alumni Awards program was established in 1987 to recognize alumni, faculty and friends of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and the Engineering Alumni Association for significant contributions to society and the profession. The recipients are honored at the annual engineering alumni awards gala, held each year in June.


2023 Engineering Alumni Awards Gala

The 2023 Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held on June 8, 2023. 


Engineering Alumni Awards Gala Nominations

Nominate a Cullen College of Engineering alumni for a 2023 EAA Gala award! Click here to download the nomination packet. 


2021 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award

Charles D. Roxburgh, P.E. (BSPE ’62, MSPE '63)

Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award

Erick C. Jones (MSIE '96, Ph.D '03)

Distinguished Young Engineering Alumni Award

Vikrant Lakhanpal (MS PETR ’16)

Entrepreneur/Innovation Award

Carlos deAldecoa Bueno (BSIE '97)


Frank J. "Fritz" Claydon (Ph.D) (Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering)


Haleh Ardebili (Ph.D. ’01)


2021 Engineering Alumni Award Sponsors

We would like to thank all of those that sponsored the 2021 Engineering Alumni Association Awards Gala. Without our sponsors, we would be unable to host such an incredible event. Thank you for your continued support!

Premier Platinum Sponsor

Jim L. Culpepper & Associates, P.C.

Signature Silver Sponsor

CenterPoint Energy

Distinguished Sponsors

Blair and Blake Claydon + Henry and Jack Gregory
Aurora Technical Services, LLC
Aldecoa Coffee
Shirley ('60) & Charles Roxburgh P.E. ('62)

Supporting Sponsors

Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc.
Brookshire Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Petroleum Engineering
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Houston Alumni Association Foundation

Patron Sponsors

Donald Wilton, Ph.D.
Leslie Mardis, P.E. ('10)
Michael A. Ramos ('00) & Mackrena Ramos, P.E. ('99)
Cynthia Oliver Coleman, P.E. ('71)
Rebecca & Michael D. Lacy, P.E. ('85)