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The Future of Space: Uncovering the Cosmos

For the first time in history, scientists are confident that exploration beyond Earth could realistically yield space tourism, Moon colonies, Mars missions and settlements, and extraterrestrial life, adding to the inevitable technological outgrowths that improve everyday life on Earth.

Cullen College Announces 2011-2012 Outstanding Students

Brian Clark

Two students at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering have been chosen as Outstanding Senior and Junior for the 2011-2012 academic year. Senior Brian Clark and Junior Preston Broom were selected from a group of top students representing the college’s eight undergraduate programs.

Outstanding Senior: Brian Clark

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

Engineering Students Present at Undergraduate Research Day

Senior Michael Leba is pictured demonstrating research highlighted at the university’s Undergraduate Research Day. He was among 10 students from the Cullen College to participate in the annual event. Others from the college included Robert Hood, Max Lingamfelter, Basilios Sideris, Minh Tran, Nadia Dowla, Thuan Pham, Oliver Rivera, Arol Vicent and Kevin Weaver. Photo by Tom Shea.

Michael Leba spent this past summer engrossed in the beginnings of a research project that may one-day aid diabetics.

Only last month did the senior biomedical engineering major finish the 10-week stint in the University of Houston’s Biomedical Optics Laboratory where he devoted hours to determining whether there is a direct correlation between cornea thickness and changes in glucose concentrations.

College Hosts Prospective Students During Pre-Engineering Day

About 175 students from five area high schools visited the University of Houston last Friday to learn more engineering as a college major.

The event, dubbed Pre-Engineering Day, was held in conjunction with National Engineers Week and organized by the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Retention. According to Julie Trenor, director of the office and an assistant professor with UH’s Cullen College of Engineering, the day is dedicated to student outreach and recruitment.

College Names Outstanding Senior, Junior Student

This year’s Outstanding Senior and Junior awards at the Cullen College of Engineering have been given to Ying Hu and Julian Vargas of electrical and mechanical engineering, respectively. Hu and Vargas along with students representing each department in the college of engineering and students from Prairie View A&M and Rice University, were honored at a luncheon hosted by the Texas Society of Engineering.

First Graduate Research Conference Deemed a Success for ECE

Approximately 40 graduate students in the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering's electrical and computer engineering department (ECE) presented their work at the department’s first Graduate Research Conference held recently at the Texas Learning and Computation Center, more commonly known as “TLC2” (pronounced TLC-squared) in the Phillip Guthrie Hoffman building. Seventy-eight people attended the internal conference, including 51 graduate students and 27 faculty members.

UH Sweeps IEEE Region V Conference For Second Consecutive Year

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) received high honors at the IEEE Region Five Conference. The organization won all four awards for which it was eligible—for the second consecutive year.

Ph.D. Student Earns Best Presentation Award from Institute of Navigation

Lorena Basilio, Jeffery Williams and David Jackson

University of Houston engineering doctoral candidate Lorena Basilio was awarded the Best Presentation Award at the GPS 2002 meeting of the Institute of Navigation in Portland, Oregon, this fall. Her paper was titled "Defining the Effective Radiation Point for a Microstrip Patch Antenna."