Exclusive Video of Subsea Student Organization Outreach at Memorial Elementary
Students from the Subsea Engineering Society at the UH Cullen College of Engineering recently partnered up with Memorial Elementary School in an effort to bring a hands-on engineering experience to primary school children. The group, led by graduate student Fatemeh Zamanian, spent several hours with fourth and fifth grade students teaching them the principles of engineering and physics by way of an 'egg drop' competition. After learning basic engineering concepts, students created encasements to protect eggs when dropped off a second-story balcony. Watch the video.
NCALM Researcher Awarded $200K to Develop Open-Source LiDAR Software
Use of the cutting-edge LiDAR technology has allowed unprecedented data collection in areas of the world that are extremely difficult to enter on foot, such as deep within rainforests. This data is then used to create extremely detailed maps of previously uncharted areas. However, the process of turning the data collected by LiDAR into a detailed map is quite a bit more complicated than it sounds. Users of LiDAR who want to analyze the data they’ve collected must rely on the software that comes directly from the manufacturer of LiDAR equipment – software that’s limited in the kinds of data analysis it can do. Craig Glennie, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and NCALM researcher, has been awarded a two-year grant for over $200,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop an open-source software suite tailored specifically to the users of LiDAR data. Read more.
Chem-E-Car Team Takes 2nd at Regionals
The University of Houston Chem-E-Car Team is well on its way to creating a tradition of supremacy in the Cullen College of Engineering. Fresh off their third place win at last November’s national Chem-E-Car competition, the team opened up the 2014 competition season with a bang, placing second at regionals in College Station. They will advance to the national competition this winter. Read more.
Director of Petroleum Engineering Program Wins SPE Faculty Award
Tom Holley, professor and director of the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s petroleum engineering program, has won the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Gulf Coast Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. This prestigious award recognizes petroleum engineering faculty members for their superiority in classroom teaching, excellence in research, significant contributions to the petroleum engineering profession and/or special effectiveness in advising and guiding students. Read more.
Engineering Alum Brings STEM to Houston Kids
When Monse Lozano was a teenager growing up in the Houston Heights neighborhood, he dropped out of public high school, got his GED and found work at a local phone company. Now, a little more than a decade later, he’s a UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus and an engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, creating robotic technologies launched into space and used aboard the International Space Station. It’s not a traditional career path, but Lozano seems to buck tradition in more aspects of his life than just his job. He’s now starting his own nonprofit organization aimed at teaching electronics through art to Houston’s youth. Read more.
Agilent Technologies Donates $500 to GRC/CDC
Agilent Technologies has played a quiet role in the Cullen College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering (ECE) labs for several years now, but at the recent ECE Graduate Research and Capstone Design conference, they stepped up their involvement by contributing $500 to the event fund. Read more.
EAA Announces 2014 Annual Gala Honorees
The 2014 Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Petroleum Club of Houston on Thursday, June 12, 2014. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association, recognizes the professional achievements and contributions of college alumni and faculty. Read more.
Business Students Win Big with Yao’s Technology
In a continuing trend of collaboration between University of Houston colleges, the Cullen College of Engineering and C.T. Bauer College of Business joined forces to create an award-winning team which competed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln New Venture Competition. Read more.