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March 2011

Jennfier Ngo, Ethan Pedneau Named College's Outstanding Students
The UH Cullen College of Engineering has named recent graduate Jennifer Ngo and junior Ethan Pedneau the Outstanding Students for the 2010-11 academic year. Ngo and Pedneau were chosen from a pool of 13 students selected from the college's seven undergraduate programs (not including petroleum). They were honored, along with other outstanding students from the area, at a recognition lunch during National Engineers Week (Feb. 13-19). Read More

Earthquake Research at UH Featured on Local News
Earthquake research in the Thomas Hsu Structural Laboratory was featured on KPRC Channel 2 in Houston on March 14, 2011. Drs. Y.L. Mo and Abdeldjilil "DJ" Belarbi discussed current earthquake-related research at the University of Houston and explained how structural materials react to earthquake-like conditions. Structural testing is performed on many instruments, primarily the Universal Element Tester, the only machine in the country that tests the tension, compression, bending, shear and torsion of wall panels. Watch

Delegation from Angola Visits Cullen College
A delegation of educators and businesspeople from Angola visited Houston in February to discuss potential collaborations with the Cullen College of Engineering as well as the entire University of Houston. The meeting was part of a follow-up to a memorandum of understanding signed in November 2008 between UH and Agostinho Neto University, the largest public university in Angola. Read More

UH's Newest Tier One Research Facility Now in Full Swing
The University of Houston has long been home to groundbreaking research in the sciences and engineering. Now it has a new research facility to match. In February, the university hosted a dedication and open house for its state-of-the-art Nanofabrication Facility. Housed in UH’s Science and Engineering Research Center, the facility boasts a clean room with strict control of temperature and humidity and extremely low dust particle count. The room is equipped with tools for nano- and micro-scale device prototyping and characterization. Read More

UPCOMING EVENTS

Engineering Golf Tournament
April 4, 12 p.m.
Hearthstone Country Club

Chemical Engineering Reunion
April 7, 6 p.m.
Engineering Commons, UH

Mechanical Engineering Reunion
April 15, 5:30 p.m.
Engineering Commons, UH

ASME/UH Cajun Crawfish Boil
May 1, 1 p.m.
Lynn Eusan Park, UH

Alumni Awards Gala
June 3, 6 p.m.
Four Seasons, Downtown Houston

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