Geotechnical engineers toil in the mechanics of soil and rocks to design and build structures, roadways, levees and other systems that are supported by soil or rock. Career opportunities abound for graduates in the geotechnical engineering field, but obtaining certain skillsets in this field can give geotechnical graduates an advantage in landing their dream job.
Last month, University of Houston undergraduates from Bauer College of Business pitched their company Sensytec to industry professionals and potential investors at the 16th annual Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC).
In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and in 2008, Hurricane Ike (a Category 2 storm) came ashore over Galveston and wreaked havoc in the Houston area, knocking out power to many customers in the greater Houston metro area for several weeks.
One of the biggest challenges following a natural disaster is simply getting help to where it’s needed. After an event like a hurricane or earthquake, debris and standing water can block roadways, making it nearly impossible for rescue crews to know which paths will lead them to people in need.
The Texas Hurricane Center's fifth annual hurricane conference on education and research will be held on August 2, 2013 at the University Hilton, University of Houston, Houston, Texas. It will feature keynote speakers from local, state and federal agencies. Ongoing research and educational programs at various Universities in Texas and Gulf Coast region will be presented.
Jerry Rogers joined the UH department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an associate professor in 1970. Since then, he has led an illustrious career in the practice and teaching of civil engineering, particularly, environmental and water resources engineering.
Offshore oil production is an exercise in extremes. Widely varying temperatures, very high pressures and extremely corrosive seawater – all are challenges that producers must tackle when drilling and installing wells in ultra-deep water offshore.
Add to this list the basic inaccessibility of the wells themselves. With the top of these wells often sitting thousands of feet under water, monitoring their overall health is another major challenge.
With hurricane season entering its historically most active period, public officials, researchers and businesspeople from the gulf coast region met at the University of Houston last week to discuss disaster preparedness, rapid recovery and coastal protection options.
The gathering, “Hurricanes, Major Disasters, Coastal Protection and Rapid Recovery in Texas and the Gulf Coast Region,” was organized by the university’s Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology.
A major underground construction technology association has honored UH civil engineering professor Cumaraswamy “Vipu” Vipulanandan for his outstanding contributions in education and research related to underground infrastructure construction and maintenance.
Leading academic researchers, state and local officials will convene on the University of Houston campus next month for the second annual Hurricane Conference hosted by the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology (THC-IT) and the Systems Optimization and Computing Laboratory (SOCL).
The day long, public conference will address everything from new hurricane technology to coastal protection just two months into what is predicted to be a busy Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Professors at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering received five grants totaling almost half a million dollars from the state of Texas’ Advanced Research Program.
The program, which was founded in 1987, employs a competitive peer-reviewed system to fund the scientific and engineering research projects of faculty members at Texas higher education institutions. Awards are given once every two years.