University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Archived News — April 2012

John Odis Cobb, P.E., RPLS (BSCE '71, MSCE '79) CEE Honors Four New Academy Members
April 26, 2012
The Academy of Distinguished Civil and Environmental Engineers welcomed four new members at the second annual Induction and Award Ceremony this month. Hosted by the UH...
Five NSF Graduate Research Fellowships awarded to UH students, alumna Five NSF Graduate Research Fellowships awarded to UH students, alumna
April 20, 2012
From cognitive neuroscience to theoretical physics, this year’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows from the University of Houston (UH) have their sights...
Conrad NSF Awards CAREER Grants to Two More UH Engineering Professors
April 19, 2012
Two more junior faculty members at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering have received National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (...
Professor Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal (left) at a recent demonstration of a Rex Bionics exoskeleton at the University of Houston. Contreras-Vidal is developing a brain-machine interface that will allow users to control such devices through their thoughts. Photo by Nine Nguyen. Brain-Controlled Exoskeleton One Step Closer to Reality
April 19, 2012
Researchers have put in decades of hard work developing an interface that would allow the human brain to control prosthetic limbs. It’s ironic, then, that the end result may be...
UH students participate in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk Out of the Darkness Campus Walk Held at UH
April 19, 2012
The UH Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES) sponsored the 3rd Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk at Lynn Eusan Park last Saturday. The student-led event...
Rimer Catalysis Research Earns Industry Interest
April 18, 2012
It can take years for new research findings to move from the lab to commercial development – and that’s if they move at all. Recent work by a faculty member with the UH Cullen...
Civil engineering major Nicholas Leschke with his presentation entitled "Terrestrial Laser Scanner Tie Points." Engineering Students Present Research at Symposium
April 16, 2012
Cullen College of Engineering undergraduates showcased their semester-long research in poster presentations at the inaugural UH Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 12...
Zimmerman College Mourns Passing of ME Professor David Zimmerman
April 12, 2012
David Zimmerman, a professor in the Cullen College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Zimmerman earned his doctorate,...
Dean Joseph Tedesco accepts a $25,000 check from Professor Larry Witte, chair of the UH Engineering Golf Committee. Photo by Tom Shea. 23rd Annual Engineering Golf Tournament Raises Money for Cullen College
April 10, 2012
The UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted its 23rd Annual Golf Tournament at Sienna Plantation Golf Course on Monday, April 9. More than 25 teams registered to play in the...
Conrad Biofilm Prevention at Heart of Latest CAREER Award
April 6, 2012
The UH Cullen College of Engineering has won its fifth National Science Foundation CAREER Award of 2012. Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Jacinta...