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Chronicle Article Highlights Engineering Programs as Improvements to UH

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Melanie Ziems
Engineering programs at UH help connect education with the needs of the Houston area, like oil and gas.
Engineering programs at UH help connect education with the needs of the Houston area, like oil and gas.

The University of Houston made the Houston Chronicle’s front page last Sunday with an article headlined “UH at ‘tipping point’ as dramatic improvements come with rising costs.’ Many of these “dramatic improvements” centered around the Cullen College of Engineering.

The opening paragraph of the article, written by Chronicle reporter Benjamin Wermund, highlights the rapidly growing petroleum engineering program and trailblazing subsea engineering master’s degree program. Wermund says the connection of education programs at UH to the industry needs of the Houston area is helping the university’s reputation live up to its Tier One status.

Wermund spoke directly with Matt Franchek, the founding director of the subsea engineering program, Ramanan Krishnamoorti, chief energy office at UH and professor of chemical engineering, and Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of mechanical engineering and founder of the Texas Center for Supconductivity, about their respective roles and their impact in the college and the university.

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