University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

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Summer Programs Immerse High School Teachers, Graduates in Research

Work by participants in the college's Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program was highlighted recently at a poster session. Photo by Thomas Shea

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.

College Receives Grant to Recruit, Retain Engineering Students


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.

College Research Expenditures See Increase, Set Record

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.

Multi-Million Dollar NSF Grant to Fund Science Enrichment Program

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.

Board Approves New Biomedical Engineering Department at UH

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved the establishment of the department of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

The first department added at the college in more than 35 years, officials said it could be implemented as early as spring 2009.

Introducing Nanotech to Teachers

High school science teacher Kelly Mizell conducted environmental research during the Research Experience for Teachers program two summers ago under the direction of Professor Hanadi Rifai. Photo by Jeff Shaw.

Nanotechnology research is usually practiced by those who have made a career out of working in a laboratory and reading the latest technology journal publications. A program offered by the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, though, enables high school teachers to conduct investigations in this emerging field—and take what they learn back to their classrooms.

UH Names New Engineering Dean

Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E.

The University of Houston has named Joseph W. Tedesco the sixth dean of the Cullen College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2008.

Cullen College of Engineering Bids Farewell to Dean Raymond Flumerfelt

Dean Raymond Flumerfelt, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair, visits with Dr. Elizabeth Rockwell at his retirement event. Photo compliments of Nancy Clark, UH Office of Development.

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering faculty, staff, alumni and friends, along with several university administrators, gathered at the Petroleum Club of Houston on Tuesday evening, July 31, to celebrate the accomplishments of the college's fifth dean, Raymond Flumerfelt, as he officially steps down from his leadership position after nine years.

"This has been a rewarding experience, though I'm looking forward to returning to research once again," he said.

College Launches "Step Forward" Program for High School Students

PROMES program manager, John Matthews, chats with a group of Wheatley High School students at the Step Forward kick-off event held at UH on Sept. 29. Students joined their mentors for an afternoon of math contests and challenges.  Photo provided by Kathy Zerda.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a grant to help prepare high school students for academic success through a new, innovative program called Step Foward.

Nearly $2 Million From NSF To Support UH Engineering Student Recruitment Effort

Grants to Also Address Student Retention, High School Teacher Research Education

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has received close to $2 million in grants this month from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to retain and recruit engineering students, and to expose high school teachers to research.