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Coping with Culture Shock: Director of Graduate Admissions Pens Article on International Student Experience
Life as a college student is fraught with challenges: keeping up with classes, making new friends, learning new fields of study and working jobs and...

Life as a college student is fraught with challenges: keeping up with classes, making new friends, learning new fields of study and working jobs and internships. But imagine also having to learn a new language and adjust to a foreign culture – those are some of the added challenges faced by international students attending colleges in the U.S.

Talk to the Animals: Mechanical Engineering Grad Student Studies Animal Kingdom’s Master Navigators
Sana Krichen thinks often like a bat – and a shark, and a sea turtle, and several types of birds. For Krichen, who is a doctoral candidate in...
“I almost feel I have given birth to two babies,” says grad student Sana Krichen. Her son Youssef Khadimallah, now 10 months old, holds his mother’s just-published article about the role electromagnetism plays in some animal species’ navigation skills. The article was first submitted to the journal Physical Review E at the time Krichen learned she was pregnant and – after much back-and-forth with reviewers – was released October 4.

Sana Krichen thinks often like a bat – and a shark, and a sea turtle, and several types of birds. For Krichen, who is a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering, understanding how certain animals can detect magnetic fields is a key part in determining how those species navigate their way as they fly through the world (or swim, crawl, run, or hop).

PHOTOS: Ronald Larson Engineering Rockwell Lecture
How do you describe materials that aren’t quite liquids, gases or solids? More importantly, how do you model these materials?
Joseph W. Tedesco, left, presents plaque to Engineering Rockwell lecturer Ronald Larson

How do you describe materials that aren’t quite liquids, gases or solids? More importantly, how do you model these materials?

PHOTOS: 2017 Engineering Homecoming Celebration
Students, faculty, alumni and friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered for breakfast tacos, drinks and games to celebrate the 2017...
Joseph Tedesco (right), Dean of the Cullen College, poses with his wife Sue (middle) and Nayeli Martinez, a member of the UH Society of Automotive Engineers

Students, faculty, alumni and friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered for breakfast tacos, drinks and games to celebrate the 2017 Engineering Homecoming and gear up for the UH Football game against East Carolina. 

In addition to catching up with old friends, attendees enjoyed mimosas and Bloody Marys provided by the Engineering Alumni Association and entered to win raffle prizes that were announced throughout the event.

UH, ExxonMobil Chemical Company Sign Research Agreement
Faculty and Students Will Work to Develop Product Solutions ExxonMobil Chemical Company and the University of Houston have signed a multi-year...

Faculty and Students Will Work to Develop Product Solutions

ExxonMobil Chemical Company and the University of Houston have signed a multi-year research agreement that will focus on helping the industry develop energy-efficient solutions for manufacturing petrochemical products while minimizing their environmental impact.

UH Launches Institute for Data Science
Institute Will Draw Partnerships to Focus on Energy, Health Care, Cybersecurity, Smart Cities The University of Houston has launched a new Institute...
Andrea Prosperetti

Institute Will Draw Partnerships to Focus on Energy, Health Care, Cybersecurity, Smart Cities

The University of Houston has launched a new Institute for Data Science, naming Andrea Prosperetti, Distinguished Professor of mechanical engineering at the Cullen College, to lead the venture.

Engineers Make a Showing at 2017 Undergraduate Research Day
Proving that high-level research isn’t just for graduate students, roughly 250 UH undergrads presented their research findings at the 2017...

Proving that high-level research isn’t just for graduate students, roughly 250 UH undergrads presented their research findings at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Day. The event attracted nearly 800 guests to the Rockwell Pavilion to hear poster presentations and oral pitches from student researchers.

PHOTOS: Ned Mohan Engineering Rockwell Lecture
For most people the word “energy” conjures images of oil and gas operations, but the science of electric power and energy systems is gaining momentum...

For most people the word “energy” conjures images of oil and gas operations, but the science of electric power and energy systems is gaining momentum as advances in hybrid-electric cars and alternative energy systems have renewed interest in the possibilities of power electronics.

Zheng Chen Wins NSF CAREER Award to Make Artificial Muscles More Lifelike
An engineer with the University of Houston has received a $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to develop artificial muscle and...
Zheng Chen is putting more muscle into artificial muscles

An engineer with the University of Houston has received a $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to develop artificial muscle and tendons for dexterous, compliant and affordable prostheses.

Cullen College Grad Students Track Down the Elusive Gaussian Modulus
Two Cullen College mechanical engineering doctoral students have found a way to determine and understand the often-elusive Gaussian curvature modulus...
Fatemeh Ahmadpoor

Two Cullen College mechanical engineering doctoral students have found a way to determine and understand the often-elusive Gaussian curvature modulus, a critically important property of two-dimensional materials like graphene and biological membranes.

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