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Endowment established in memory of Dr. Kamel Salama

Dr. Kamel Salama.

Gwen Salama, the wife of the late Dr. Kamel Salama – a professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and the director of the Materials Engineering program – said his charm and social nature were evident from their very first meeting, which was when she was having problems with her beat-up Volkswagen in November 1970.

Wong Endowed Professorship to support Vipulanandan

Dr. Daniel Wong.

Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced May 29 that Dr. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan has been selected as the recipient of the newly-established Honorable Daniel Wong Endowed Professorship.

Endowed Scholarship For UH Electrical and Computer Engineering Students

Herbert D. Hickman's gift to UH Cullen College of Engineering established the Herbert D. and Suzanne C. Hickman Endowed Scholarship in Electrical Engineering.

Cullen College Beneficiary of Hickman Estate in Colorado

 

Herbert David Hickman (BSEE ’59) from Colorado gifted his home to the UH Cullen College of Engineering to establish an endowed scholarship, with preference for electrical and computer engineering students.

UH Engineering Rises in U.S. News Rankings

Professor Jose Contreras-Vidal, known for his work with prosthetics and brain-computer interfaces, with students.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is several steps closer to landing a spot among the Top 50 engineering colleges in America.

The 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings place the Cullen College on the list of the Best Engineering Schools of 2019. It moved up from #73 in the year before to #69. The ranking is shared by Clemson University, Colorado State University, Tufts University and the University of Iowa.

Success In and On the Air: UH Alumni and Compaq Founder Featured on NPR

Rod Canion (far right) in the early days of Compaq

In the early days of personal computing, Cullen College alumnus Rod Canion (bachelor’s in electrical engineering 1966, and master’s in electrical engineering 1968) left the security of his job at Texas Instruments and co-founded Compaq, which created the first IBM-compatible personal computer.

UH Receives $54 Million in Construction Bonds to Expand in Sugar Land

State leaders have paved the way for new construction at UH Sugar Land (UHSL), a campus of the University of Houston. UHSL received a $54 million allocation in HB100, which the governor recently signed, to construct a new 150,000-sq.-ft. classroom building.

VIDEO: Alumnus Supports College With $4.5M Charitable Gift Annuity

Larry and Gerri Snider

Over the course of his career as an engineer, Larry Snider (BSIE ’55) lived and worked all around the world. Larry and his wife, Gerri, have called many places “home,” from California and Iran, to Ohio and Pakistan. Yet no matter where his career took him, Larry said there was one place he always returned to: the University of Houston.

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