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Cullen College Playing Key Role in Offshore Energy Safety Institute
No one disputes that offshore energy development carries environmental risks. Through its involvement in the new Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI...

No one disputes that offshore energy development carries environmental risks. Through its involvement in the new Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI), the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering will play a key role in ensuring the safety of offshore energy production for years to come.

BP Grant Supports PROMES Program, STEP Forward Camp and Power Weekend
Thanks to an $85,000 grant from BP, the Cullen College’s PROMES (Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies) Program now has the much-needed support...

Thanks to an $85,000 grant from BP, the Cullen College’s PROMES (Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies) Program now has the much-needed support to continue its many outreach and student success activities this academic year and throughout the summer of 2014.

Advice for Engineering Grads: Houston Chronicle Taps Into Engineering Career Center
An article published in the Nov. 3rd issue of the Houston Chronicle taps into the expertise of Engineering Career Center senior director Vita Como...

An article published in the Nov. 3rd issue of the Houston Chronicle taps into the expertise of Engineering Career Center senior director Vita Como for advice on how engineering grads can increase their chances of employment after college.

ECE Professors Named Directors of Honors Engineering Program
Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor Fritz Claydon has been appointed director of the Honors Engineering Program at the UH Cullen...

Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor Fritz Claydon has been appointed director of the Honors Engineering Program at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, with ECE associate professor Len Trombetta appointed as associate director.

NSF Grant Funding Atomic-Scale Patterning Research
How’s this for precision? Researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering are developing technology to knock single atoms...
Chemical and biomolecular engineering faculty members Vince Donnelly (left) and Demetre Economou (right) won a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a technique to etch materials with atomic layer precision. They are shown here with ECE Associate Professor Paul Ruchhoeft (center).

How’s this for precision? Researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering are developing technology to knock single atoms off a silicon wafer without disturbing atoms of other materials nearby.

Catalysis Research Gets a Boost though Joint U.S./Israel Grant
It’s not unusual for scientists to take their cues from nature. In fact, Jeff Rimer is building much of his career on such cues.
Rimer

It’s not unusual for scientists to take their cues from nature. In fact, Jeff Rimer is building much of his career on such cues.

Opportunities for Engineering Entrepreneurs You Never Knew Existed
Let’s face it: Houston is an entrepreneurial town, and the University of Houston is no different. In fact, over 3,500 UH alumni own or run a business...

Let’s face it: Houston is an entrepreneurial town, and the University of Houston is no different. In fact, over 3,500 UH alumni own or run a business, and 63 percent of all UH alumni live and work in the city of Houston.

Cullen College Alumnus and Advocate Appointed to UH System Board of Regents
Cullen College alumnus and advocate Durga D. Agrawal has been appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents by Gov. Rick Perry.

Cullen College alumnus and advocate Durga D. Agrawal has been appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents by Gov. Rick Perry.

PHOTOS: Engineering Leadership Board Reception and Dinner
On Thursday, October 3, members of the Cullen College's Engineering Leadership Board gathered at the Petroleum Club of Houston for a reception and...
Renu Khator

On Thursday, October 3, members of the Cullen College's Engineering Leadership Board gathered at the Petroleum Club of Houston for a reception and dinner.

Computer-aided Engineering for Oil and Gas Production: Professor’s Research Could Revolutionize Industry
Tools, sensors and materials are vital for efficient petroleum retrieval. Also needed are systems that help the well run smoothly from one second to...

Tools, sensors and materials are vital for efficient petroleum retrieval. Also needed are systems that help the well run smoothly from one second to the next. While the average human vastly outperforms the most powerful computers at certain tasks, others are better managed by computers.

Videos: Why Should You Invest in a New Engineering Building for the Cullen College?
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has grown tremendously in recent years, with research expenditures and enrollment at or near...

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has grown tremendously in recent years, with research expenditures and enrollment at or near all-time highs. We must keep this momentum going, but in order to do so, we must first expand our facilities.

Pediatric Brain Cancer Research Wins Funding
A researcher with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a grant to develop new treatments for the most deadly form of...
With the nanowell array, Varadarajan is able to isolate and study individual cells, one of the biggest challenges of biomedical research.

A researcher with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a grant to develop new treatments for the most deadly form of pediatric brain cancer.

STEM Education Gets Boost at Cullen College
Teachers across the country have access to dozens of new lesson plans and activities thanks to STEM education efforts (science, engineering,...

Teachers across the country have access to dozens of new lesson plans and activities thanks to STEM education efforts (science, engineering, technology and mathematics) at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

Video: Engineering Career Fairs Set the Cullen College Apart
Watch the video: Fall 2013 Engineering Career Fair

Watch the video: Fall 2013 Engineering Career Fair

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. Better...
Much of this diesel emissions reduction research will be conducted at the Texas Center for Clean Engines, Emissions and Fuels, a UH-based center dedicated to developing and testing advanced power-train, renewable or alternative fuels and emission control systems for local, state and federal governments as well as the energy, engine and emission control industries.

One of the ironies of automobile research: as diesel engines become more fuel efficient, reducing their emissions becomes more challenging.

Better efficiency means that more of the energy in diesel fuel is being used to move the vehicle and less is escaping out the tailpipe in the form of heat. While this is undoubtedly good, it presents a challenge for emissions reduction.

Yokogawa Corp. Donates $5k for Undergraduate Scholarship Support
Headquartered just 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston, Texas, Yokogawa Corporation of America has sales offices across the United States....
Josh Butler and Sebastien Chambert

Headquartered just 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston, Texas, Yokogawa Corporation of America has sales offices across the United States. Commitment to their customers is the number one priority, and they back it up with a network of representatives and distributors that reflect this commitment.

Dunbar Pens Blog Post on Changing the STEM Education Conversation
Professor Bonnie Dunbar, retired astronaut, National Academy of Engineering member and alumna of the Cullen College of Engineering, has written a...

Professor Bonnie Dunbar, retired astronaut, National Academy of Engineering member and alumna of the Cullen College of Engineering, has written a guest blog post on The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas web site, on the need for solutions to challenges in delivering STEM education.

Top Ten Resources for Engineering Students
For new engineering students, balancing the many aspects of college life can be a challenging experience. That’s why the University of Houston offers...

For new engineering students, balancing the many aspects of college life can be a challenging experience. That’s why the University of Houston offers a number of resources to help students succeed, both in and out of the classroom. Below is a list of resources, programs and centers that are available to University of Houston students.

"Engineering futures are always bright:" The Houston Chronicle Reports on the Cullen College
It is no secret that an engineering degree is worth quite a bit of money these days. According to data from the 2013 report from the National...
The Cullen College of Engineering Career Fair, where many of Houston's industry leaders recruit new talent right on campus.

It is no secret that an engineering degree is worth quite a bit of money these days. According to data from the 2013 report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, seven of the top 10 highest-paid college degrees are in engineering.

JACS Article Outlines Development of New Biosensor
Making molecules is no easy task. An increasingly attractive approach: have bacteria do the work for us. Such efforts are part of the growing...
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Making molecules is no easy task. An increasingly attractive approach: have bacteria do the work for us.

Such efforts are part of the growing discipline of synthetic biology, where biological processes are altered to achieve specific goals. In this field, researchers can genetically modify bacteria so they’ll produce a desired molecule – one that can be used to help make medicines or chemical products, for example

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