CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

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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.

"Father of Chemical Engineering" Neal Amundson Passes Away

Neal Amundson, Cullen Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Professor of Mathematics, passed away yesterday at the age of 95.

"We are deeply saddened at the great loss of Neal Amundson to our UH community and to chemical engineering education and research," said Dean Joseph Tedesco. "His impact to UH and the profession have been, and will continue to be, extremely profound."

Professor Commissed as Naval Campus Liaison Officer

Lawrence Schulze, professor of industrial engineering, is commissed as the regional Naval Campus Liaison Officer.

A University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering professor last week was commissioned in the Naval active reserve as a Campus Liaison Officer (CLO).

Lawrence Schulze, associate professor of industrial engineering, became the first CLO for the university since 2001, a post held by John Matthews, a manager for the Cullen College’s PROMES program.

Omron Gift Supports Senior Design, Scholarships

The Omron Foundation has given $27,500 to the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering to establish an endowed scholarship for students and to support Capstone Design, a course for senior engineering majors.

The gift was made possible through the efforts of Houston-based Omron Oilfield and Marine, one of the Omron companies that funds the foundation.

Cullen College Adds Two More National Academy Members to Faculty

Drawing top researchers to its already outstanding faculty roster is an ongoing effort at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. These professors help grow the university’s overall research expenditures and improve the success rates of its undergraduate and graduate students – both essential to UH’s drive to earn recognition as a Tier One research university.

New Chair Named for Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Roysam to boost neuroscience research at UH.

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has named Badrinath "Badri" Roysam from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute the new chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering, effective Oct. 1. In addition to his administrative role, Roysam will serve as Hugh and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor.

Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Program Approved

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The University of Houston Health Initiative has received a major boost from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, which recently approved the establishment of a doctoral program in biomedical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

DOE Grant to Establish Wind Facility

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Researchers to develop, test large wind turbine blades for offshore use

Efforts by the University of Houston to become a national leader in offshore wind technology received a huge boost from the U.S. Department of Energy, which recently awarded university researchers $2.3 million to establish a testing facility.

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