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UH Senior Wins Prestigious Ford Foundation Fellowship
Reed: “Discover your passions.”   Serrae Reed, a mechanical engineering senior at the Cullen College of Engineering, is at a bittersweet point in...
Serrae Reed, who is graduating from the University of Houston and going on to Yale University, shares her story.

Reed: “Discover your passions.”

 

Serrae Reed, a mechanical engineering senior at the Cullen College of Engineering, is at a bittersweet point in life.

Researchers Design ‘Soft’ Robots that Can Move on Their Own
Robots Could be Used in Medicine, Rescue and Defense   If Star Wars’ R2-D2 is your idea of a robot, think again. Researchers led by a...

Robots Could be Used in Medicine, Rescue and Defense

 

If Star Wars’ R2-D2 is your idea of a robot, think again. Researchers led by a University of Houston engineer have reported a new class of soft robot, composed of ultrathin sensing, actuating electronics and temperature-sensitive artificial muscle that can adapt to the environment and crawl, similar to the movement of an inchworm or caterpillar.

BASF Executive Heidi Alderman to be UH Cullen College 2018 Commencement Speaker
Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College of Engineering 2018...
Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will serve as the spring 2018 commencement speaker for the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College of Engineering 2018 commencement on Friday, May 11.

Researchers Seek to Improve Quality Control for Nanomanufacturing
New Monitoring Tool Would Be Able To Detect Imperfections Almost Instantaneously Researchers from the University of Houston are developing a new...
Venkat Selvamanickam, MD Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston

New Monitoring Tool Would Be Able To Detect Imperfections Almost Instantaneously

Researchers from the University of Houston are developing a new quality control tool for continuous nanomanufacturing, a key step in moving nanodevices from the lab to the real world.

“Nanomanufacturing sounds great, but it really has to be scalable,” said Venkat Selvamanickam, MD Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering. “You have to be able to control the quality.”

UH Engineers, Chevron Introduce Houston-area Girls to STEM Fun
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston was a happening place this weekend — rockets launched into the sky with great puffs of...
Science experiments dazzled and inspired participants at the 2018 Girls Engineering the Future! sponsored by Chevron.

The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston was a happening place this weekend — rockets launched into the sky with great puffs of smoke, robots performed amazing feats, and propeller-powered cars raced down corridors as happy shrieks filled the air.

About a thousand Houston-area girls, from grades 4-8, flooded the Cullen College and its surroundings on Saturday, March 24 for the third annual “Girls Engineering the Future Day: A STEM Event,” sponsored by Chevron.

Inaugural 2018 Mechanical Engineering Alumni Mixer
The 8th Wonder Brewery was buzzing with activity last Thursday as UH mechanical engineering alumni, faculty and students gathered to mingle, catch up...

The 8th Wonder Brewery was buzzing with activity last Thursday as UH mechanical engineering alumni, faculty and students gathered to mingle, catch up and hear the latest updates on the Cullen College at the inaugural Mechanical Engineering Alumni Mixer.

UH Engineering Rises in U.S. News Rankings
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is several steps closer to landing a spot among the Top 50 engineering colleges in America. The 2019 U.S. News...
Professor Jose Contreras-Vidal, known for his work with prosthetics and brain-computer interfaces, with students.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is several steps closer to landing a spot among the Top 50 engineering colleges in America.

The 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings place the Cullen College on the list of the Best Engineering Schools of 2019. It moved up from #73 in the year before to #69. The ranking is shared by Clemson University, Colorado State University, Tufts University and the University of Iowa.

UH Researcher Developing Smart Artificial Skin Inspired by Underwater Masters of Camouflage
Cunjiang Yu wins 2018 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
Cunjiang Yu, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Houston, won a 2018 ONR Young Investigator Award

Cunjiang Yu wins 2018 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

How it Works: The Basics of Wind Energy
Have you ever wondered how wind energy is used to generate electricity or how wind turbines work? In a new video series titled “How It Works,”...
 The Basics of Wind Energy

Have you ever wondered how wind energy is used to generate electricity or how wind turbines work? In a new video series titled “How It Works,” mechanical engineer Daniel Araya explains the basics of wind energy and how his research is contributing to the future of wind turbines.

In Araya’s lab at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, he and his team are studying how to better design wind turbines to increase their efficiency at generating electricity.

Top Companies Recruit UH Engineers at Fall Career Fair
Students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering aren't just expected to do well in their labs and classes -- engineering students are expected to...

Students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering aren't just expected to do well in their labs and classes -- engineering students are expected to work in their respective fields of study while pursuing their degrees in order to land their dream jobs after college. That's why the Cullen College's Career Center offers two Engineering Career Fairs each year, one in the spring and one in the fall, to connect students to the top employers around the country early on in their academic careers.

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