CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Dr. Franchek, Matthew A.

Subsea Engineering’s “Passport to UH” is a Passport to Fun for Young Students

Sparking young minds at Passport to UH events

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.

Gift From NOV, TRIP Grows Subsea's Computing Power

"The equipment we build can be 60, 70, 100 feet tall, so to simulate that is a big deal. Without the gift from NOV, we would never be able to do this," Franchek said.

The mission of the UH Cullen 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.

ASME Magazine Taps into UH Subsea Engineering Experts

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.

University Launches Subsea Engineering Program

Phaneendra B. Kondapi

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.

Subsea M.S. to be Offered Online

Franchek

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.

KBR Makes Gift to Subsea Program

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.

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