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Omron Lab Helps UH Engineering Students Get Real-World Technology Experience

The Omron Senior Design and Robotics Laboratory ribbon cutting with Joseph Tedesco, UH Cullen College of Engineering dean; Robb Black, president and CEO of Omron Automation Americas and Badri Roysam, rofessor and department chairman of the electrical and computer engineering department.

UH, Omron Automation Looking to the Future


The UH Cullen College of Engineering and Omron Corp. recently celebrated the official unveiling of the Omron Senior Design and Robotics Laboratory with cookies, punch and a wide variety of robots. Company representatives and faculty mingled with students and checked out different senior capstone projects – from a sorting robot to a mobile robotic billboard.

Cullen College Announces Two Winners of Inaugural Brookshire Teaching Excellence Awards

Christiana Chang, instructional assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston.

Award Celebrates Professors with Dedication to Students and Passion for Teaching


The late William A. Brookshire – a UH chemical engineering alumnus – understood firsthand the impact that dedicated teachers can have on students’ lives. Raised without means, Brookshire often credited his professors at the Cullen College of Engineering for pushing and inspiring him to complete his degree.

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.

ECE's Trombetta Performs With Jazz Ensemble

ECE associate professor Len Trombetta has been musical since childhood. He started playing the saxophone in 8th grade, and the clarinet four years before that. He was part of a big band group in high school, and in college studying physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During graduate work at Lehigh University, he directed a student-run band for a couple of years. In New Jersey he briefly played with a rehearsal band. Then he arrived in Houston.

IEEE Holds 30th Annual Chili Cook Off

A brave professor holding down the dunking booth was not the only wet one at the UH Chapter of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Chili Cook Off Thursday night.

But the showers drizzling down on the event did little to dampen spirits or ease the jolt of even the strongest chili as faculty, representatives from area engineering companies, students and alumni gathered for the longtime University of Houston tradition.

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.

Annual IEEE Chili Cook-Off Draws Large Crowd

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professors (from left) Len Trombetta, Stuart Long, Valery Kalatsky and David Shattuck compete in the infamous Slide Rule Contest at the 29th Annual IEEE Chili Cook-Off. Photo courtesy of Loretta Herbek.

The aroma of award winning chili and the sounds of the latest music filled the air at the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) UH Student Chapter’s 29th Annual Chili Cook-Off on March 13 outside of the college's Y-Building.

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.