CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Dr. Glover, John R.

UH G.R.A.D.E. Camp Celebrates 15 Years of Introducing Engineering to New Generations of Girls

Julie Rogers, a Cullen College mechanical engineering senior and a G.R.A.D.E. Camp counselor, works with camper Natalie Cramer, an 8th-grader from Pearland.

Spending summer days engineering can be creative, empowering and fun. Imagine taking bits and pieces of circuitry, plastic and metal to build robots, then programming them to navigate mazes; venturing out into the warm sunshine with friends to collect water from the UH campus pond and testing it for invisible microbes; or creating Texas-shaped earrings using a 3-D printer. These are defining moments of doing, creating memories and building friendships.

G.R.A.D.E. Camp Redefines STEM Field Roles

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.

Engineering, Camp-Style

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.

NASA-Sponsored Student Team Develops Innovative Small Satellite Antenna Designs

Nicole Neveu, leader of the NASA-sponsored senior design team, presents their small satellite antenna design to their faculty advisors and sponsors.

Robert Provence, a NASA aerospace engineer, had a problem.

For over 12 years, Provence has been designing and developing small satellites called “CubeSats” for NASA. In this time, Provence has seen the design of CubeSats improve drastically – with one exception: the antennas for CubeSats have remained more or less the same since the beginning, and these antennas are, as Provence says, a problem.

UH Robotics Team Places Third at Regional Competition

2013 UH Robotics Team placed third at the IEEE Region 5 Competition.

A team of four engineering students represented the University of Houston at the 2013 IEEE Region 5 Robotics Competition in Denver on April 9, winning third place out of 26 teams.

Jacob Green, Timothy Hoang, Daniel Resendez, and Jeffrey Allen logged many hours, including weekends, in building and preparing their robot to meet the course specifications set forth by the competition.

Engineering Professors Among Those Honored for Faculty Excellence

The University of Houston honors its faculty each year for their teaching, research and service contributions during the annual UH Faculty Excellence Awards ceremony. Held this year on April 20, five Cullen College of Engineering faculty received high honors for excellence in teaching, research and mentoring, while 17 faculty were recognized for years of service.

 

Teaching Excellence Award

UH Students Compete For Spot on Circuits Team at Upcoming Conference

Schlumberger will cover the cost of attending the 2010 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 5 Technical, Professional and Student Conference for two University of Houston engineering students who won a local circuit competition Saturday.

UH Robotics Teams Make History at Regional Competition

IEEE robotics competition first place winners: Thomas Packer, Ibrahim Komara , Paul Dinh and Paul Moreno. Photo by Thomas Shea.

One University of Houston robotics team won a lot more than a competition at the 2009 IEEE Region 5 Technical, Professional and Student Conference Saturday.

A successful 67-second final run by their light sensing, autonomous robot secured the group a place in UH history as the first, ever, to take home a regional win at the competition.

UH Team Excels in Regional Circuit Design Competition

Engineering seniors John Hemmick and Osaid Shamsi receive a first place award in the Region 5 IEEE Technical, Professional and Student Conference regional circuit design competition. Photo by Tom Shea.

A duo from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering relied on problem solving skills and classroom instruction to secure the first place title at a regional circuit design competition last weekend.

Engineering Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Research

Dean Joseph Tedesco recognized UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty members for outstanding teaching and research during the 2007-2008 academic year at the college's Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting on April 29.

UH Engineering Students Compete in Robotics Competition

Electrical and computer engineering students compete in the 2008 IEEE Robotics Competition. Pictured are (from top left to right) Nicole Stewart, Dustin Reynolds, Kalpesh Patel, Lahiru Jinadasa, (bottom left to right) Anita Shah, Akshaya Koshy and Jhonny Feng. Not pictured: Wolly Ekanayake.

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering students were recognized on April 19 for the design and performance of one of two robots entered in the 2008 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Region 5 Technical, Professional and Student Conference.

'GRADE' Camp Impresses High School Girls with Images of Electrical Engineering

Forty-four high school girls encountered electrical engineering this summer in a day camp hosted by the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston. GRADE Camp (Girls Reaching and Demonstrating Excellence in Engineering) ran for two one-week sessions this summer, June 9-13 and June 16-20.

Robot Race To Determine IEEE Region 5 Representatives

Five robotics teams will race their robots through a maze in the Commons area in Engineering Building 1 at 10 a.m. Friday, April 5 to determine which two teams will compete in the 2002 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 5 Robotics Competition on April 20 at the NASA Hilton.

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