Archived News — October 2004

Fred Gentile (1961 BSEE) on his sailboat in Lake Grapevine, Texas. Photo by Jeff Shaw UH Engineering Alumnus Networked First ATMs, Developed Automated Fuel Dispensing System
October 21, 2004
In engineering, many discoveries that improve the quality of life do so in unseen ways, but alumnus Fred Gentile’s (1961 BSEE) development is in everyday use across the world. It’…
UH Students Reap Academic Benefits, Entertainment at Shell Campus Pit Stop Challenge
October 19, 2004
In a new recruitment and awareness effort, Shell brought their Pit Stop Challenge to the University of Houston in front of the Y building, and more than 100 students came to…
UH Engineering Doctoral Candidate Brings Home Four Medals from World Kickboxing Championships
October 18, 2004
While the student body was settling into the rhythm of the semester, UH engineering doctoral candidate and alumna Sandra Geffert (2003 MSME, 2001 BSME) was competing for…
Homecoming Activities on November 6 for Engineering Alumni Homecoming Activities on November 6 for Engineering Alumni
October 12, 2004
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering will honor the Classes of 1954 and 1979 at a special Homecoming Brunch at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 6 in the Commons…
UH System, Methodist Working on Affiliation Agreement
October 11, 2004
The University of Houston System and The Methodist Hospital have taken the first step in forming a long-term affiliation, expanding health science and medical education programs…
Shell Campus Pit Stop Challenge to Visit UH Next Thursday
October 7, 2004
Shell will bring some of the excitement of a real race car competition to the University of Houston when the “Shell Campus Pit Stop Challenge” visits campus from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m…
UH Technology Holds Promise for Multibillion Dollar Data Storage Industry
October 6, 2004
Imagine storing the entire Library of Congress on a Palm Pilot, or storing 1,000 movies on a 2-inch disk. These are the kinds of the futuristic goals that could become feasible if…
Jose Vazquez (1989 BSCE, 1990 MSCE, 1995 PhD CE) Photo by Jeff Shaw UH Civil Engineering Alumnus Develops Technology for New Offshore Structure
October 5, 2004
Since he was a kid, Jose Vazquez (1989 BSCE, 1990 MSCE, 1995 PhD CE) has appreciated the practicality and application of engineering. His father worked in construction,…
UH Engineering Professor Kishore Mohanty Gives Sigma Xi Lecture
October 1, 2004
Chemical Engineering Professor Kishore Mohanty gave the Sigma Xi lecture to the University of Houston community Sept. 30 in the UH Athletics/Alumni Center Great Hall. He covered…
Engineering Alumni Build Flourishing Business, Recognize UH as Driving Factor
October 1, 2004
UH Cullen College of Engineering alumni Bill Fendley (1971 BSCE) and Odis Cobb (1971 BSCE, 1979 MSCE) are featured in the Parameters magazine.