CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

News

Subsea Students Visit Tenaris

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailPDF version

By: 

Laurie Fickman

As part of the “Subsea Materials and Corrosion” course, students joined Yolanda De-Abreu, Cullen College lecturer in materials and corrosion, on a field trip and tour of Tenaris, one of the world’s leading suppliers of tubes and related services for the energy industry.

The field trip was an interactive way to learn about materials, corrosion and other topics covered in the course. Much emphasis was given to coil tubing, widely used in the oil and gas industry. Jorge Bungee, blue coil line coordinator at Tenaris, explained basic concepts of coil tube fabrication, mechanical properties and testing.

All agreed the field trip helped students to bridge the gap between what is taught in the classroom and its practical application.

“Students understood the value of fabrication process in the final quality of the product and appreciated the opportunity to visit the plant,” said Ishan Sharma, Cullen College teaching assistant. “This tour was successful beyond expectations.”

Department: 

Related News Stories

Top Companies Recruit UH Engineers at Fall Career Fair

Students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering aren't just expected to do well in their labs and classes -- engineering students are expected to work in their respective fields of study while pursuing their degrees in order to land their dream jobs after college. That's why the Cullen College's Career Center offers two Engineering Career Fairs each year, one in the spring and one in the fall, to connect students to the top employers around the country early on in their academic careers.

PHOTOS: Cullen College Celebrates Nearly 450 Graduating Students at Fall 2017 Convocation Ceremony

Nearly 450 Students Graduated at The Fall 2017 Engineering Convocation

The UH Cullen College of Engineering held its fall convocation ceremony on Thursday, December 14, recognizing nearly 450 graduating students at the Bayou City Events Center. The ceremony featured a keynote address from UH alumna Cynthia Oliver Coleman (BSChE `71), who spent her 33-year career at Exxon Mobil holding various positions in gas engineering, reservoir engineering, engineering applications, engineering recruiting and engineering information systems.