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RET Program Earns Spot on President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The trophy awarded to the Cullen College for its part in earning UH a spot on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.Research Experience For Teachers program.

Not only is University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering home to world-class research, it’s also a recognized leader in science and engineering outreach. The latest proof: the college’s Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program is one of three University of Houston Initiatives that together earned UH a spot on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.

Science and Engineering Fair of Houston Produces UH Scholar

Manvitha Katta

Science fairs have come a long way from baking soda volcanoes and pet store mice in a homemade maze. What were once ill-attended exhibitions in middle school cafeterias are now grand tournaments with international circuits, and the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) -- presented by 2014 primary sponsor, Chevron Corporation -- is leading the way for scientific and engineering advancement.

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.

High Schoolers Get Research Experience in Faculty Lab


Though it’s not mentioned as often as teaching or research, service is an important part of the faculty job description. And despite its relatively low profile, professors take this aspect of their work seriously.

ConocoPhillips Donates Over $1 Million to UH


Continuing its commitment to education at the University of Houston, ConocoPhillips is donating $1 million to UH’s growing Energy Research Park (ERP) and $125,000 to various engineering, science and business programs.

Faculty Member Wins $1M Grant to Develop Water Monitoring System


A University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering assistant professor has won a $1 million grant to develop a water monitoring system that guards against disease- and corrosion-causing bacteria in water systems in real time.

ECE’s Shih Wins Grants from NASA, GoMRI


Space stations and offshore oil rigs don’t have a lot in common, other than Wei-Chuan Shih.

Shih, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has won two grants in recent weeks: one to develop an environmental monitoring system for space missions, the other to devise an oil leak detection tool for unmanned offshore rigs.

Biofilm Prevention at Heart of Latest CAREER Award


The UH Cullen College of Engineering has won its fifth National Science Foundation CAREER Award of 2012. Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Jacinta Conrad received the five-year, $400,000 grant to develop surfaces that limit bacterial motility, or movement.

Rodrigues Wins NSF CAREER Award


Debora Rodrigues, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has won a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

CAREER Awards are given to junior-level faculty with the goal of helping them launch successful research and educational careers.

Professor Creates Graphene-based Antimicrobial Film


A researcher with the Cullen College of Engineering has helped create a nanotechnology-based material that is extremely effective at killing E. coli and other pathogenic bacteria.