University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering
Hundreds Turn out at Engineering Career Fair
September 2013

Hundreds Turn out at Engineering Career Fair

Houston is home to the 2nd most Fortune 500 Companies in the world and the fastest growing economy in the nation. Each year, companies come out by the hundreds to recruit engineering students on the University of Houston campus. Engineering students come dressed to the nines and fully prepared for a future in industry. The UH Cullen College of Engineering Career Center makes sure of it, providing students with interview skills, advice on dress code, workshops with industry professionals, mock-interviews and private consultation on achieving career goals.
Video: Engineering Career Fair


Party, Exercise, Repeat: Can Exercise Protect the Brain from the Effects of Binge Drinking
What if hitting the gym prior to hitting the bars could make your hangover the next morning a little less painful? Or, at the very least, what if exercise has a neuro-protective effect, reducing the negative (and oftentimes long-term) effects that binge drinking has on the brain? That’s what ECE chair Badri Roysam is trying to find out in a research collaboration with a UH psychology associate professor Leigh Leasure. Their work involves the analysis of 3-D images of brain tissues from animal models using Roysam’s FARSIGHT software suite, a quantitative histopathology tool that can be used to analyze tissue images to identify and quantify cell and tissue alterations. Read More

NSF, DOE Partner to Support UH Diesel Emissions Research

NSF, DOE Partner to Support UH Diesel Emissions Research
One of the ironies of automobile research: as diesel engines become more fuel efficient, reducing their emissions becomes more challenging. Current diesel catalytic converters are built to work between 200 and 300 degrees Celsius. The highly efficient diesel engines being developed now can put out exhaust at 150 degrees Celsius or lower. Emissions controls for these new engines must be re-worked in order treat this lower-temperature gas and meet environmental regulations. The National Science Foundation and Department of Energy have tapped researchers from the Cullen College and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to do exactly that. Read More

Mechanical Engineering Launches Future Faculty Program
The UH Cullen College of Engineering's Department of Mechanical Engineering has launched the first Future Faculty Program within the college to prepare top-performing Ph.D. students for a successful career in academia. The first-of-its-kind program is designed to prepare leading graduate students to become successful educators and researchers at top engineering schools around the world. Read More

Subsea Engineering Society

Students Start First Subsea Engineering Organization
Subsea engineers are responsible for multibillion dollar investments in offshore petroleum exploration and retrieval, so it’s surprising that there’s been no association or organization dedicated to serving these engineers — until now. A group of students from the UH Cullen College of Engineering have started the Subsea Engineering Society (SES), the first organization for engineers, geotechnicians, technologists and other individuals who specialize in underwater petroleum exploration and production. Read More

Imaging Expert Researching Submarine Escapes, Fetal Heart Development
A researcher with the UH Cullen College of Engineering is a co-investigator on grants covering surviving a submarine escape and understanding the basic mechanisms of embryonic heart development. While the two projects have little in common at first glance, they both rely on technologies and devices developed by Kirill Larin, associate professor of biomedical engineering and director of the college’s Biomedical Optics Laboratory. Read More

Parkinson’s Surgery Research Wins NSF Grant
Here’s a not-so-fun fact: Patients undergoing brain surgery for Parkinson’s disease must stay awake through the entire procedure. Nuri Ince, assistant professor in the Cullen College’s biomedical engineering department is using data gathered from deep-brain stimulation probes to make these surgeries as fast, safe, easy and effective as possible. Read More

Other News

Engineering and Biology Professors Create Joint MOOC

Yokogawa Corp. Donates $5k for Undergrad Scholarships

ME Professor Wheeler Retires after 45 years at UH

Shooting for the Stars: UH’s Larry Bell Discusses Space Architecture

Engineering Students Travel to Brazil for Outreach

Glacier Study Explores Sea Levels, Water Resources

Earthquake Research Examines Best Use of High-Performance Concrete

Photos, Video: Rehabilitation Robots

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Thursday, October 10
4:00 pm
Rockwell Pavilion
Second Floor, M.D. Anderson Library
University of Houston

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Tuesday, October 15
11:30 am
Hess Building
5430 Westheimer

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