CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Dr. Tedesco, Joseph W.

Generous Engineering Alumnus William A. Brookshire Funds $1M Scholarship for Teachers

Great teachers are in line for great things, thanks to generous alumnus

In his continued spirit of generosity, UH Engineering alumnus William A. Brookshire has donated $1 million to the Cullen College of Engineering to create the William A. Brookshire Teaching Excellence Award Endowment. According to the endowment agreement, the annual distributed income will honor faculty members in the Cullen College “who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to exemplifying the highest levels of teaching excellence inside the classroom.”

Cullen College Playing Key Role in Offshore Energy Safety Institute

No one disputes that offshore energy development carries environmental risks. Through its involvement in the new Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI), the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering will play a key role in ensuring the safety of offshore energy production for years to come.

Ten State University Systems and Public Flagships, including UH System, Join Coursera to Explore MOOC-based Learning and Collaboration on Campus

Coursera, a leading massive open online course (MOOC) platform, today announced that it will be working with the University of Houston System and nine other state university systems and public university flagships to explore the possibilities of using MOOC technology and content to improve completion, quality and access to higher education.

ConocoPhillips Donates Over $1 Million to UH

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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.

Engineering Takes Top Honors At Faculty Awards Ceremony

The Cullen College of Engineering shined at last night’s University of Houston Faculty Awards Banquet, with college professors taking home five research and scholarship awards, the career teaching award and the university’s highest faculty honor, the Esther Farfel Award.

Cullen College Honors National Academy of Engineering Members

Cullen College Honors National Academy of Engineering Members

Faculty, staff, and colleagues of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering gathered last week to honor fourteen members of the National Academy of Engineering.

UH President Renu Khator and Cullen College of Engineering Dean Joseph W. Tedesco recognized the distinguished group who represent the Cullen College of Engineering at the Wall of Fame Dedication Ceremony. The wall of fame is located in the Engineering Building.

Cullen College Faculty, Staff Honored for Excellence

UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty and staff were honored for outstanding performance in teaching, research and service at the college’s Spring 2012 Faculty-Staff meeting on May 2. President Renu Khator addressed the group with a special message of her vision for the college, and Dean Joseph Tedesco discussed the college’s progress in a number of areas.

23rd Annual Engineering Golf Tournament Raises Money for Cullen College

Dean Joseph Tedesco accepts a $25,000 check from Professor Larry Witte, chair of the UH Engineering Golf Committee. Photo by Tom Shea.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted its 23rd Annual Golf Tournament at Sienna Plantation Golf Course on Monday, April 9. More than 25 teams registered to play in the tournament, which raises money for the college.

Larry Witte, professor of mechanical engineering and golf tournament chair, presented a $25,000 check to Dean Joseph Tedesco for student scholarships. Over the course of the tournament's history, some $100,000 has been raised for the college.

College’s Freshman Enrollment up 25 percent

Total enrollment has grown more than 40 percent over the last five years at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

This year’s cohort of freshman students at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering shouldn’t have much trouble finding a good study group. With a class that’s more than 25 percent larger than last year, there will be plenty of people to cram with when the first tests come around.

UH Dedicates Petroleum Engineering Building

Leaders from the University of Houston and the energy industry celebrated the official dedication of the ConocoPhillips Petroleum Engineering Building.

The building is located at the University of Houston’s Energy Research Park, a 74-acre space just minutes from UH’s campus. When fully developed, the park will serve as the center of the university’s energy–related research and education.

College Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Research

Dean Joseph Tedesco recognized UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty members for outstanding teaching and research during the 2010-2011 academic year at the college's Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting May 3.

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