In an effort to address the critical shortage of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, the UH Cullen College of Engineering hosts G.R.A.D.E. (Girls Reaching and Demonstrating Excellence) Camps each summer to introduce female high school and middle school students to the field of engineering.
Engineering and computer science professions attract fewer women than other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields in the United States. For more than a decade, professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have worked to change this longstanding tradition by hosting summer engineering camps strictly for girls.
At this month’s Cullen College of Engineering faculty and staff meeting, Dean Joseph Tedesco announced the recipients of the 2013–2014 teaching awards, which recognize faculty members with outstanding performance in teaching, research and service.
It’s no secret women are underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. A 2011 report by the U.S. Department of Commerce showed only one in seven engineers are female. While STEM opportunities across the board increase annually, women have not seen employment growth in STEM careers since 2000.
Each spring, the University of Houston recognizes exceptional faculty member across the university at the annual UH Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony. This year, nine Cullen College of Engineering faculty members were honored for their great strides in teaching and research excellence.
Not only is University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering home to world-class research, it’s also a recognized leader in science and engineering outreach. The latest proof: the college’s Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program is one of three University of Houston Initiatives that together earned UH a spot on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.
Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor Fritz Claydon has been appointed director of the Honors Engineering Program at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, with ECE associate professor Len Trombetta appointed as associate director.
Teachers across the country have access to dozens of new lesson plans and activities thanks to STEM education efforts (science, engineering, technology and mathematics) at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.
Girls in grades eight through twelve enter the UH Cullen College of Engineering on Monday morning, new to the world of algorithms, motors and microscopes. By Friday, they’ve built and programmed a robot.
Friends, colleagues and students of Professor Ovidiu Crisan celebrated his career achievements at a retirement luncheon this month.
Crisan came to the Cullen College of Engineering as a visiting professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Two years later he was promoted to professor, a position he held for 26 years.
Over the next three years, selected middle and high school science teachers from the Greater Houston area will spend the summer months exploring the world of nanotechnology at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.
High school science teacher Tammie LaBiche has spent much of her summer pouring over water samples from Lake Houston inside a laboratory at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.
LaBiche has used the samples, taken from one of the city’s sources of drinking water, in a series of experiments designed to remove contaminants and organic compounds that can affect the purity and color of the water.
A grant from the Texas Workforce Commission aims not only to help underrepresented students at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering better navigate demanding coursework, but enhance their success through mentoring.
Research grant and contract expenditures by University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering faculty totaled more than $21.8 million in fiscal year 2009, the largest ever on record.
Up some 50 percent from the previous fiscal year’s total, primarily the federal government—the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy—supported the research.
The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Houston a five-year, $2 million grant to support programs for recruiting and retaining students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
University of Houston researchers received a nearly $3 million grant this month to support an initiative aimed not only at enriching the education of university graduate students, but engaging area schoolchildren and teachers in physical sciences.