Matthew Franchek, founding director of the UH Cullen College’s subsea engineering program, highlighted the dire need for big data analytics in deepwater oil and gas exploration in an OTC commentary published in FuelFix.
Representatives of the University of Houston and Dalian Maritime University (DMU) in China signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further mutual goals of academic and research opportunities for students and faculty.
Engineering may not be elementary, but elementary-aged students can still enjoy engineering. And they did, en masse, during two Passport to UH events hosted by the Cullen College’s subsea engineering program.
On Jan. 20, baby engineers from Lamar ISD 5th grade classes gathered at UH during Subsea STEM Day, which encourages young students to become involved in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
The mission of the UHCullen College of Engineering is to serve the Greater Houston community by establishing innovative and industry-relevant engineering programs that help to drive the economy forward in the state of Texas. The Cullen College has succeeded at this mission in no small part due to the support of individual donors and corporate sponsors.
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is the world’s clear leader in establishing and standardizing subsea engineering education, research and policymaking. Faculty members in the subsea engineering program at UH are often sought out as experts by media outlets, industry professionals and government officials who are interested in the emerging field of subsea engineering.
The University of Houston’s Subsea Engineering program is the first of its kind in the U.S. The program—founded by mechanical engineering professor and director of UH Subsea, Matthew Franchek—is in its inaugural year operating with a 10-course Master of Science curriculum since receiving approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in 2012.
Leaders with the world’s top subsea engineering programs gathered at the University of Houston last week for the first meeting of the Global Subsea University Alliance, a group dedicated to establishing worldwide standards for subsea engineering education.
Last year, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering won permission to offer the nation’s first and only master’s degree in subsea engineering. This fall, nearly all the program’s courses will be offered online.
With engine emissions requirements as strict as ever and federally mandated fuel economy standards set to rise, the National Science Foundation has awarded professors at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering $200,000 to further their research on computational models and algorithms to optimize engine performance in both areas.
Engineering, construction and services firm KBR has made a $50,000 donation to the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s new Subsea Engineering Program.
The program focuses on the design and installation of underwater infrastructure used in offshore petroleum exploration and retrieval. Offering the first and only dedicated subsea curriculum in the United States, UH has admitted roughly 40 people to the program since January, when the first course launched.