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SEPTEMBER 2010

Diesel Center Researchers Earn EPA Grant to Retrofit School Buses
Using a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center at UH will retrofit school buses with a system that diminishes the negative impact their diesel emissions can have on the environment. Read More

Two More National Academy Members Join the College 
The UH Cullen College of Engineering added two more National Academy of Engineering members to its faculty this fall. Professor Kaspar Willam and Adjunct Professor Anestis Veletsos joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering alongside Professor and NAE member Surendra Shah, who joined last January. Read more

New Chair Named for Electrical and Computer Engineering
The UH Cullen College of Engineering has named Badrinath "Badri" Roysam from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute the new chair of its Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective Oct. 1. He will also serve as Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor. Read more

Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Program Approved
The UH Health Initiative received a major boost from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, which recently approved the establishment of a doctoral program in biomedical engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering. Read more

UH, Partners Awarded $4.2 Million DOE Grant for Magnet Energy Storage Research
The University of Houston and three other institutions have received a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a superconducting magnet energy storage system device that could revolutionize the nation's electrical power grid. Read more

UH Visiting Professor Inducted into Chinese Academy of Engineering
Surendra P. Shah, visiting professor at the UH Cullen College of Engineering and Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University, was recently inducted into the Chinese Academy of Engineering as a foreign member. Read more

More Headlines
UH Professor Wins R&D 100 Award
College Establishes Program for Students with Military Roots 
Summer Programs Immerse Teachers, Graduate Students in Research
Grad Student Wins Fellowship to Study Soil’s Resistance to Bending
Communications Staff Earn National, Regional Honors

UPCOMING EVENTS

UH vs. Tulane
Sept. 25, 12 p.m. Tailgate, 2:30 p.m. Kickoff
EAA Pavilion at Robertson Stadium

UH vs. Mississippi State
Oct. 9, 5 p.m. Tailgate, 7 p.m. Kickoff
EAA Pavilion at Robertson Stadium

UH ASCE/Civil Engineering Reunion
Oct. 15, 6 p.m. Mixer, 7:30 p.m. Dinner, 8:30 p.m. Casino Night, 10:30 p.m. Dancing
UH Campus Recreation & Wellness Center
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UH vs. UCF
Nov. 5, 5 p.m. Tailgate, 7 p.m. Kickoff
EAA Pavilion at Robertson Stadium

Homecoming | UH vs. Tulsa
Nov. 13, 5 p.m. Tailgate, 7 p.m. Kickoff
EAA Pavilion at Robertson Stadium
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