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Houston Chronicle Profiles UH Engineers Who Are Changing the World
The Houston Chronicle recently profiled three UH engineers whose research is changing the world and shaping the future.

The Houston Chronicle recently profiled three UH engineers whose research is changing the world and shaping the future.

Engineering Undergrads Showcase Cutting-Edge Research at 2016 Undergraduate Research Day
More than 200 UH undergraduate students presented their research at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Day held at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion...
Undergrad researcher Anastasiya Kopteva shows off her innovative research to young STEM enthusiast.

More than 200 UH undergraduate students presented their research at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Day held at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion on October 13.

UH Space Architects Present Plans for Mars Mission to Buzz Aldrin
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the Moon, met with University of Houston space architecture students on October 12 to...

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the Moon, met with University of Houston space architecture students on October 12 to hear their plans for establishing human settlements on Mars.

VIDEO: Engineers and Engineering in the Movies
Once upon a time you got your best action and science fiction fix from the movies. “2001: A Space Odyssey” showed us how pedestrian structures on...

Once upon a time you got your best action and science fiction fix from the movies.

“2001: A Space Odyssey” showed us how pedestrian structures on the moon might seem; Walt Disney brought us tiny robots called microbots in “Big Hero 6”; Robert Zemeckis convinced us we wouldn’t need roads when he created Marty McFly’s hoverboard in “Back to the Future II”; and, “The Fast and The Furious” showed us what it would be like to fly like the wind while staying on track.

Photos: Women in Manufacturing Events Hosted at UH Engineering
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when women in manufacturing jobs were hard to come by. It wasn’t until World War II when, faced with a...

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when women in manufacturing jobs were hard to come by. It wasn’t until World War II when, faced with a depleted workforce, American women rolled up their sleeves and went to work in factories and shipyards across the country.

Cutting Down Time to Speed Up Progress in the Aerospace Industry
Deep within a UH computer, models being built by Theocharis Baxevanis, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, just may cause a sea change in...
 At the computer, Theocharis Baxevanis creates new technology for the aerospace industry

Deep within a UH computer, models being built by Theocharis Baxevanis, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, just may cause a sea change in the aerospace industry. The hydro-mechanical system actuator, like an on/off switch, that controls the wing flaps (you see them coming up as a plane is landing) could be replaced with a new solid-state actuator made of a new High Temperature Shape Memory Alloy (HTSMA) that is lighter and more cost efficient.

UH Cullen College Engineers Publish National Article on HIV Infection Research
One of the leading epidemics of modern society – the HIV virus and AIDS – is under the microscope at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.
Illustration of an HIV cell entering a host cell via membrane softening

One of the leading epidemics of modern society – the HIV virus and AIDS – is under the microscope at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

How the Guardian of Our DNA Gets its Donut-Like Structure
Deep within your body there exists donut-shaped objects – many of them, in fact. No, these donuts aren’t from the box of Shipley’s that mysteriously...
Ph.D student Mehdi Torbati, left, and Dr. Ashutosh Agrawal are peering into cell nuclei to improve health

Deep within your body there exists donut-shaped objects – many of them, in fact. No, these donuts aren’t from the box of Shipley’s that mysteriously disappeared, despite the fact your diet had just started. These particular donuts are the membranes of the nuclear envelope, which surround and protect the cell’s nucleus, where the all-important genetic material, or DNA, is stored.

“Bend” and “Flex” No Longer Just Terms for Exercise, They’ll Soon Describe Your Laptop!
Tired of lugging that heavy laptop in your padded backpack? Here’s an idea: When you’re finished using your laptop, just roll it up, fold it, stick...
Flexible glass tape, the basis for building flexible computers

Tired of lugging that heavy laptop in your padded backpack? Here’s an idea: When you’re finished using your laptop, just roll it up, fold it, stick it in your back pocket and bolt. That’s the incredible future being created in a UH Cullen College of Engineering laboratory – a flexible, thin-film transistor (TFT) that may one day make your current laptop a dinosaur.

UH Rated Among Best Colleges for Undergraduate Education by Princeton Review
Just as the University of Houston kicks off another fall semester with expectations of record enrollment (more than 43,700 as of Friday), the...

Just as the University of Houston kicks off another fall semester with expectations of record enrollment (more than 43,700 as of Friday), the Princeton Review is highlighting why more students are choosing Houston.

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