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UH Team Wins the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge
Graduate students from the University of Houston won top honors in the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge with a plan to harness geothermal energy to...
 UH students Varun Sreenivas, Shanisha Smith, Rose Sobel, Amin Kiaghadi

Graduate students from the University of Houston won top honors in the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge with a plan to harness geothermal energy to treat water produced during hydraulic fracturing.

UH Engineering Student Gains Front-Row Seat for Energy Policy and Politics
An internship at a chemical company assured Jami Summey-Rice that chemical engineering is a good fit for her technical skills. Now she has a chance...

An internship at a chemical company assured Jami Summey-Rice that chemical engineering is a good fit for her technical skills. Now she has a chance to test her policy chops.

Summey-Rice will spend the summer in Washington, D.C., one of 14 students nationally selected for WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering).

Ph.D. Student's Poster Receives Honors at Gordon Research Conference
Last year, a professor and student in the Cullen College’s chemical engineering department published an article in the journal Science that revealed...
Hieu Doan

Last year, a professor and student in the Cullen College’s chemical engineering department published an article in the journal Science that revealed the secrets behind gold’s unexpected oxidation activity.

Moscow Summer Intern Program for UH Engineering Students
Students at the University of Houston are eligible to participate in the Moscow Summer Intern Program as part of a student initiative of the Baker...

Students at the University of Houston are eligible to participate in the Moscow Summer Intern Program as part of a student initiative of the Baker Institute Space Policy Program. The program is a wonderful opportunity for all UH students, but especially those with engineering expertise and an excitement for space exploration!

Science Engineering Fair Attracts Top Young Scientists and Engineers
More than 1,300 middle school and high school students from Houston and across Southeast Texas will be on the University of Houston campus later this...

More than 1,300 middle school and high school students from Houston and across Southeast Texas will be on the University of Houston campus later this month for one of the nation’s largest competitive science and engineering fairs.

AIChE Awards Best Poster to Chemical Engineering Ph.D.
Matt Oleksiak is a talented Ph.D. student in the Cullen College of Engineering’s chemical engineering department, performing highly technical...
Oleksiak with his winning poster

Matt Oleksiak is a talented Ph.D. student in the Cullen College of Engineering’s chemical engineering department, performing highly technical research on zeolite catalysis, and he’s also got another skill that’s gaining attention: explaining his research through posters.

Ph.D. Student Wins Poster Award at Gravitational and Space Research Meeting
Last week, a chemical and biomolecular engineering Ph.D. student from the Cullen College of Engineering was awarded best poster at the 2014 annual...
Vorontsova with her winning poster.

Last week, a chemical and biomolecular engineering Ph.D. student from the Cullen College of Engineering was awarded best poster at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research in Pasadena, Calif.

ChBE Student Wins Overseas Poster Contest
One of the Cullen College of Engineering’s chemical and biomolecular engineering students took the college’s tradition of excellence overseas this...
Sashank Kasiraju with his winning poster

One of the Cullen College of Engineering’s chemical and biomolecular engineering students took the college’s tradition of excellence overseas this summer, winning the Best Poster Award at the International Summer School in Denmark.

Undergraduate Research Day 2014!
This year's Undergraduate Research Day will take place Thursday, October 9th at 4 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library at the...

This year's Undergraduate Research Day will take place Thursday, October 9th at 4 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library at the University of Houston main campus.

Out of the 150 undergraduate researchers showcasing their posters and oral presentations, 20 will be undergraduates from the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Extreme Environment Workshop for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Extreme Environment Workshop: Design for Survival -- Where and When it Matters Most Take part in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate level...

Extreme Environment Workshop: Design for Survival -- Where and When it Matters Most

Take part in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate level course which explores urgent habitation challenges which are both common and unique to various Earth and space environments. Investigations and discussions will address issues that include:

Chemical Engineering Student Wins Third Place in SPE Regional Paper Contest
Rahul Pandey, a Ph.D. student studying chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, took home a...
Rahul Pandey (right) receives third place in SPE Gulf Coast Regional Paper Contest

Rahul Pandey, a Ph.D. student studying chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, took home a third place prize from the UH-hosted Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Gulf Coast Regional Paper Contest.

ChBE Students Awarded for Posters at Southwest Catalysis Society Symposium
Two Cullen College Ph.D. students received awards at the Spring Symposium of the Southwest Catalysis Society’s poster contest month on the UH campus...

Two Cullen College Ph.D. students received awards at the Spring Symposium of the Southwest Catalysis Society’s poster contest month on the UH campus. Matthew Oleksiak and Manjesh Kumar received top honors for their posters, “Controlling Crystal Polymorphism in Organice-Free Synthesis of Zeolites” and “Tuning the Physicochemical Properties of Zeolite Catalysts Through Molecular Design,” respectively.

VIDEO: Chemical Engineering Undergrad Wins Big at ACS Poster Competition
Chemical engineering undergraduate student and PURS scholar Abraham Aboiralor won the best undergraduate poster award in the COMP (Computers in...
Abraham Aboiralor stands beside award-winning poster.

Chemical engineering undergraduate student and PURS scholar Abraham Aboiralor won the best undergraduate poster award in the COMP (Computers in Chemistry) division at the American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Dallas last March.

“The Joules of Science” Representing UH in BP Contest
A team of University of Houston undergraduates – made up of two students from the Cullen College of Engineering and one from the College of Natural...
The winners of the Ultimate Field Trip contest will receive a two-week trip to tour BP facilities in Alaska and Chicago.

A team of University of Houston undergraduates – made up of two students from the Cullen College of Engineering and one from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics – will represent UH next month in BP’s “Ultimate Field Trip” contest.

Cullen College Names Outstanding Student Award Winners
The Cullen College of Engineering faculty members have made their final decisions on this year’s overall Outstanding Junior and Senior Award...
 Connor Fernandez

The Cullen College of Engineering faculty members have made their final decisions on this year’s overall Outstanding Junior and Senior Award recipients, and the winners are Connor Fernandez, chemical engineering junior, and Ryan Hannemann, mechanical engineering senior.

VIDEO: UH Engineering Students Take Ride on NASA's "Vomit Comet"
Last November, we told you about a team of UH Cullen College of Engineering students who were chosen to take a coveted ride in NASA’s reduced...
The UH Cougarnauts

Last November, we told you about a team of UH Cullen College of Engineering students who were chosen to take a coveted ride in NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft, known as the “Vomit Comet.” The UH “Cougarnauts” team members were chosen as part of an elite group to participate in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, where they performed an assigned experiment during 25-second bouts of weightlessness inside the aircraft. The UH students studied the effects of freezing water in zero-gravity conditions.

VIDEO: Meet Team Primer: Cullen College Undergrads to Compete in Shell Eco-Marathon
MEET TEAM PRIMER…A group of mechanical engineering undergrads at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering who will be competing in...
Meet Team Primer, a group of mechanical engineering undergrads who will be competing in the next Shell Eco-marathon in Houston.

MEET TEAM PRIMER…A group of mechanical engineering undergrads at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering who will be competing in the upcoming Shell Eco-marathon in Houston from April 25th to 27th. The 12-member team is currently building an ultra-energy efficient, battery-powered vehicle from the ground up. Team Primer will enter their vehicle, named “EcoPrimer,” under the marathon’s “prototype” class, focusing on maximizing the car’s efficiency rather than the driver’s comfort. The team members’ tireless work on “EcoPrimer” will double as their senior Capstone Design projects, the penultimate project for all graduating seniors at the Cullen College.

teachHOUSTON Students Glean Classroom Lessons at the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston
You may see quite a few college students at the next Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) on February 19th and 20th, but they won’t be...

You may see quite a few college students at the next Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) on February 19th and 20th, but they won’t be competing against the middle and high school students participating in the fair. Instead, they’ll be learning from them.

Science and Engineering Fair of Houston Produces UH Scholar
Science fairs have come a long way from baking soda volcanoes and pet store mice in a homemade maze. What were once ill-attended exhibitions in...
Manvitha Katta

Science fairs have come a long way from baking soda volcanoes and pet store mice in a homemade maze. What were once ill-attended exhibitions in middle school cafeterias are now grand tournaments with international circuits, and the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) -- presented by 2014 primary sponsor, Chevron Corporation -- is leading the way for scientific and engineering advancement.

Engineering Students Claim Third Place in National Chem-E-Car Competition
Chem-E-Car Team

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