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Alumni Spotlight: M.S. Kalsi, President of Kalsi Engineering
May 16, 2014

"My burning desire was to start my own consulting business," said M.S. Kalsi (MSME '70, Ph.D. ME '75), founding owner of Kalsi Engineering and alumnus of the UH Cullen College of Engineering. In 1978, that's exactly what he did.

Three years after obtaining his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from UH, Kalsi took a leap of faith, leaving a stable, full-time position as R&D Manager at WKM Valves -- a major valve manufacturer that is now a part of Cameron -- to build his own business from the ground up.

The company Kalsi envisioned wasn't just an engineering consulting firm -- it was also a research and development firm which produced patented products in valve and sealing technologies, conducting design, analysis and equipment testing under real-world conditions for its clients. Today, Kalsi Engineering boasts over 45 patents in seals and valves; 35 of these pertain to rotary seals that are widely used in demanding applications in the oil field drilling and mining industries.

Memorial Elementary School Egg Drop 2014

Memorial Elementary School Egg Drop Competition
April 24, 2014

Subsea Engineering students from University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering recently partnered up with Memorial Elementary School in an effort to bring hands-on engineering experience to primary school children.

Golf Tournament Highlights

25th Annual Golf Tournament Highlights
April 14, 2014

The sun broke through the morning clouds just in time for over 120 golfers to tee off at the 25th annual Cullen College of Engineering golf tournament on Monday, April 7.

The golf tournament, sponsored this year by LJA Engineering, is an annual event bringing golfers from engineering firms all over the Houston area together to rub elbows and compete for prizes including a Harley Davidson.

NASA Exoskeleton Trials

NASA Exoskeleton Trials
February 11, 2014

 All too often, a stroke can mean total loss of mobility for the patient. For years, this has been accepted as a reality for stoke victims, but for Jose Luis “Pepe” Contreras-Vidal, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, losing the ability to walk after a stroke is simply a roadblock to regaining full mobility – one which can and will be overcome.

Cougarnauts 2013 Flight

UH Cougarnauts Fly in NASA's "Vomit Comet"
February 5, 2014

Last November, we told you about a team of UH Cullen College of Engineering students who were chosen to take a coveted ride in NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft, known as the “Vomit Comet.” Now, we have a behind-the-scenes look at the "Cougarnauts" flight in near-zero gravity.

J.J. Azar, NAE Member and Petroleum Expert, Joins Cullen College Faculty

J.J. Azar, NAE Member and Petroleum Expert, Joins Cullen College Faculty
December 3, 2013

World-renowned petroleum engineering expert, lecturer, researcher and NAE member J. J. Azar has joined the UH Cullen College of Engineering's petroleum engineering program as a distinguished adjunct professor.

NSBE Walk for Education

NSBE Walk for Education
November 11, 2013

Every year, the UH Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers goes out into the Houston community to try and raise awareness of the importance of education and the availability of scholarships.

Undergraduate Research Day - Fall 2013

Undergraduate Research Day 2013
November 5, 2013

Learn more about Undergraduate Research Day at the UH Cullen College of Engineering! For more information, please visit:

Career Fair

Career Fair
September 24, 2013

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Help Build the MREB

Help Build the MREB
September 20, 2013

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