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Mechanical Engineering Students Build Pumpkin-Launching Machines
The Cullen College of Engineering student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers hosted its first-annual “Pumpkin Chunkin” contest...

The Cullen College of Engineering student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers hosted its first-annual “Pumpkin Chunkin” contest on Oct. 27.

The Halloween-inspired event featured devices built by teams of students launching pumpkins through the air and, eventually, crashing into a field. The teams competed to determine whose device launched pumpkins closest to targets placed at various distances from the machines.

Mechanical Engineering Renovates Biomedical Lab
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has nearly completed the renovation of its...
The newly renovated biomedical engineering laboratory includes over $600,000 worth of equipment moved from the Connective Tissue Physiology Laboratory for students and professors to conduct advanced research in the field. Photo by Todd Spoth.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has nearly completed the renovation of its Biomedical Engineering Core Research Lab.

UH Alum Recognized for Offshore Drilling Development
An invention patented by Bob Herrmann, a graduate of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, was named one of the 50 most important...
The Discoverer Enterprise was first ultra deep-water ship equipped with the dual-activity drilling system. The system, which significantly cuts the time required to conduct deep-water operations, was co-invented by Cullen College alumnus Bob Herrmann (BSME 1972, MSME 1973). Image supplied by Bob Herrmann.

An invention patented by Bob Herrmann, a graduate of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, was named one of the 50 most important developments in the history of offshore drilling by Offshore magazine.

Herrmann, an independent consultant to the petroleum industry, earned his B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from UH in 1972 and 1973, respectively.

Engineering Graduate Student Attends Discovery Shuttle Launch
Sandra Geffert, a mechanical engineering graduate student with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, attended the July 4th launch...

Sandra Geffert, a mechanical engineering graduate student with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, attended the July 4th launch of the space shuttle Discovery as an invited guest of NASA Assistant Administrator for Education John M. Hairston, Jr.

Alumnus-Owned Firm Receives Award for Innovation
A company owned by a University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering alumnus recently received an innovation award from the American Society of...
UH Alumnus Manmohan Kalsi is pictured along with Kalsi Engineering associates Aaron Richie (2002 BS ME), Alex Beliaevski, Jeff Gobeli (1996 MS PE), and Tia Baker.

A company owned by a University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering alumnus recently received an innovation award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ International Petroleum Technology Institute (ASME-IPTI).

Alumnus Manmohan Kalsi (1970 MS ME, 1975 PhD ME) founded and runs Kalsi Engineering, which received the Woelfel Distinguished Innovation Award for its Kalsi Hydrodynamic Thrust Bearing™.

Hussain to Lead ME Section of National Academy of Engineering; Receives NSF Grant
Fazle Hussain, Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as an officer of the National...

Fazle Hussain, Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as an officer of the National Academy of Engineering’s Mechanical Engineering Section.

His three-year term, which begins on July 1, includes one-year terms as secretary and then vice-chair and will culminate with Hussain serving as chair of the Mechanical Engineering Section, one of the most prestigious positions in the mechanical engineering community.

State Grants Engineering Researchers Nearly $500k
Professors at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering received five grants totaling almost half a million dollars from the state of...

Professors at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering received five grants totaling almost half a million dollars from the state of Texas’ Advanced Research Program.

The program, which was founded in 1987, employs a competitive peer-reviewed system to fund the scientific and engineering research projects of faculty members at Texas higher education institutions. Awards are given once every two years.

Physicians and Engineers Pool Resources to Prevent Stroke
Ralph Metcalfe, professor of mechanical engineering and deputy director of the UH biomedical engineering program, and his graduate student, Aishwarya...

Ralph Metcalfe, professor of mechanical engineering and deputy director of the UH biomedical engineering program, and his graduate student, Aishwarya Mantha, are working on a new tool to improve brain aneurysm treatment. Metcalfe and Mantha are working with physicians and scientists at the Methodist Neurological Institute (NI) to determine which brain aneurysms are at highest risk of rupture and could cause a stroke.

Student Researchers Honored at Sigma Xi Research Day
Several members of the Cullen College of Engineering were honored at the annual research day of the University of Houston chapter of Sigma Xi, the...

Several members of the Cullen College of Engineering were honored at the annual research day of the University of Houston chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society and global honor society of scientists and engineers.

BP Check Presentation
BP representative Gabe Cuadra (1988 BSChE) presents a check to UH Cullen College of Engineering Dean Raymond Flumerfelt and Vita Como, director of...

BP representative Gabe Cuadra (1988 BSChE) presents a check to UH Cullen College of Engineering Dean Raymond Flumerfelt and Vita Como, director of the Engineering Career Center. The gift will support the Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES), equipment purchases in the chemical and mechanical engineering departments and the UH student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

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