University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering


UH Engineering Alumni Association Kicks Off Engineers Week with Annual Reception & Program


Inez Hutchinson
UH EAA kicks of Eweek with annual reception & program
58 high-achieving Cullen College students in recognition of their excellence in academics and leadership.

For one week in February, engineers around the country are celebrated as part of the National Engineers Week, a time to raise awareness of the critical contributions made by engineers and engineering.

In honor of eWeek, the UH Cullen College of Engineering honors its outstanding students at the annual program and reception hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association. This year’s reception was held on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the UH Alumni Center.

Over 150 engineering students, alumni, faculty, staff and sponsors attended the gathering, which is now in its fifteenth year.

Approximately $40,000 was generously donated by engineering companies, professional organizations and alumni to 58 high-achieving Cullen College students in recognition of their excellence in academics and leadership.

Since its inception, the EAA has raised over $500,000 in scholarships.

Two groups tied for the events top sponsor: The UH Petroleum Advisory Board & Ryder Scott Company Friends of UHPE with a total donation of $19,745. Several other companies, organizations and individuals contributed to the scholarship and award fund including: Phillips 66, Shell Oil Company, Fluor Corporation, UH Engineering Alumni Association, Conoco Phillips, Women Cougar Engineers, Black Cougar Engineers, Civil Engineering Cougars, CobbFendley and Associates, Friends of Cougar Biomedical Engineering, American Society of Indian Engineers, and Technip FMC.

The program kicked off with the announcement of the winner of the Engineering Challenge,  This year’s winning organization was The UH chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, while the UH chapter of the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists(MAES) won the runner-up prize.

To learn more about the EAA click here, and to see photos from this year's eWeek Reception click here.

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