Archived News — December 2020

Ankur Agrawal. 5 Cullen College students honored by ASIE
December 18, 2020
The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) has awarded five scholarships for 2020 to students attending the University of Houston's Cullen College of…
William A. Brookshire. President’s Medallion to be awarded to Brookshire
December 17, 2020
As part of the University of Houston’s virtual university-wide commencement ceremony tonight, the prestigious President’s Medallion will be awarded posthumously to the late…
New research from UH Energy and the Hobby School of Public Affairs found most Americans , including most Texans, believe climate change is real and are willing to pay more for low-carbon products. [Photo: Pexels.] Attitudes About Climate Change Are Shifting, Even in Texas
December 17, 2020
Longstanding skepticism among Texans toward the climate movement has shifted, and attitudes in the nation’s leading energy-producing state now mirror those in the rest of the…
The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome Dr. Triantafillos J. Mountziaris as the new department chair for the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Mountziaris joins UH as William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering chairman
December 14, 2020
The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome Dr. Triantafillos "Lakis" J. Mountziaris as the new department chair for the William A. Brookshire…
Dr. Jerrod A. Henderson. UH's Henderson earns national Educational Leadership award
December 10, 2020
A professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has earned another national distinction, as his work in providing unique learning experience for students…
Elsa Gonzalez, assistant professor in the UH College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, has received a 5-year, $1.3 million NSF CAREER Award to study Latina STEM majors at Texas colleges. UH Researcher Receives NSF CAREER Award to Boost Latina Representation in STEM Fields
December 10, 2020
Despite the rapid rise of Hispanics enrolled in college across Texas, few Hispanic women are graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. To…
UH students, aerospace enthusiasts inspired by SpaceX launches
December 8, 2020
This article originally appeared in The Daily Cougar, the student newspaper for the University of Houston. Space travel achievements by SpaceX in 2020 have been inspiring for UH…
Dr. Hadi Ghasemi, an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, is one of the lead authors for a new review article on the developments in the field of nanoengineering. Review article from Ghasemi magnifies nanoengineering developments
December 4, 2020
Seeing a need in the current literature, a professor from the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering led his colleagues in authoring a review article on…
Cullen College of Engineering professor Kaushik “Raja” Rajashekara has been recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers with the 2021 IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies. Rajashekara earns IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies
December 2, 2020
A well-rounded career with achievements in industry and academia has led to distinction for University of Houston professor Kaushik “Raja” Rajashekara, as the Institute of…
Yonatan Mascorro, an undergraduate studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, is the recipient of the 2020 Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Youth Activist Award. Cullen College student honored with Hispanic Heritage Youth Activist Award
December 1, 2020
Since January of this year, undergraduate Yonatan Mascorro of the Cullen College of Engineering’s Mechanical Engineering program has started a new morning regime – push-ups. “Well…