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ME student earns Provost’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship
March 3, 2021
When Pemu Utienyin examines the world she inhabits every day, the University of Houston junior says that she can’t just ignore the ways in which she could help. “As I walk, I see...
Building on his already robust academic achievements from previous years at the University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering student Benjamin Estefano Diaz Villa has been recognized for his accomplishments and chosen as the Outstanding Senior for the 2020-21 academic year. Diaz Villa honored as this year’s Outstanding Senior
January 26, 2021
Building on his already robust academic achievements from previous years at the University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering student Benjamin Estefano Diaz Villa has been...
Wesley Combs is the 2021 winner for Student Leadership at the Undergraduate Level from the Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference. Combs earns BEYA STEM award for Student Leadership
January 21, 2021
When Wesley Combs was attending Houston Community College in his 10th grade year, he was primarily interested in the liberal arts. Even before graduating, he had written novels,...
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...
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...
Rajshree Chakrabarti, a graduate student in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department, was honored for “Colour of Life,” her entry for the British Association for Crystal Growth's 2020 Crystal in Art competition. The piece showcases Protoporphyrin IX. Chakrabarti earns artistic honor for crystal art
November 19, 2020
The artistic work of a scientist at the Cullen College of Engineering has been recognized with a third place finish in the British Association for Crystal Growth's 2020 Crystal in...
Mashal Kakakhel, now a first year medical student, was lead author for a paper shedding light on how rod and cone photoreceptors in the eye work and interact. The work was done with Dr. Muna Naash, the John S. Dunn Endowed Professor of Biomedical Engineering. UH researchers discovering unique elegance of eye’s cell biology
November 6, 2020
New research from the Cullen College of Engineering’s Biomedical Engineering Department is shedding light on how rod and cone photoreceptors in the eye work and interact. The...
Cynthia V. Castro, a doctoral student working with Dr. Hanadi S. Rifai of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is passionate about her work on flooding and environmental contamination because of her own experiences growing up along the Gulf Coast in Texas. CEE doctoral student receives American Water Works Association scholarship
October 16, 2020
For Cullen College of Engineering doctoral student Cynthia V. Castro, growing up on the Gulf Coast and seeing how devastating the storms can be has fueled her educational pursuits...
Narendra Dewangan, a graduate student of Dr. Jacinta Conrad, has completed work with the Conrad Research Group on how faster swimming bacteria could be used to help with removal of pollutants. Faster swimming bacteria could help with spills
October 8, 2020
A new paper and research from the Conrad Research Group of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering...
Two Cullen College of Engineering students studying Petroleum Engineering took home first place awards at the 61st annual SPWLA International contest. Makpal Sariyeva [left] won first place in the Oral Presentation Undergrad Category. Naveen Krishnaraj, a doctoral candidate, won first place in the Oral Presentation PhD Category. Two UH students take 1st place at SPWLA International Contest
September 16, 2020
A pair of Petroleum Engineering students from the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering took home first place honors from the 61st annual Society of...

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