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Engineering Student Athlete Sets the Pace
Oumama Hallal is a true example of a student athlete. Hallal, who maintains a GPA of about 3.6., is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering...

Oumama Hallal is a true example of a student athlete.

Hallal, who maintains a GPA of about 3.6., is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering and a member of The Honors College. She is also a scholarship athlete on the university’s track team, for which she runs long-distance races practically every weekend throughout the academic year.

College Names Outstanding Senior, Junior Student
This year’s Outstanding Senior and Junior awards at the Cullen College of Engineering have been given to Ying Hu and Julian Vargas of electrical...

This year’s Outstanding Senior and Junior awards at the Cullen College of Engineering have been given to Ying Hu and Julian Vargas of electrical and mechanical engineering, respectively. Hu and Vargas along with students representing each department in the college of engineering and students from Prairie View A&M and Rice University, were honored at a luncheon hosted by the Texas Society of Engineering.

UH Engineering Alums Honored During EWeek
National Engineers Week, Feb. 19 to Feb. 25, kicked-off with events and ceremonies being held throughout the country. It is run by the Engineers Week...

National Engineers Week, Feb. 19 to Feb. 25, kicked-off with events and ceremonies being held throughout the country. It is run by the Engineers Week Foundation, a coalition of engineering associations, businesses and government agencies. The week is intended to raise public awareness of engineers’ contributions to society and encourage students to pursue engineering careers.

UH Engineering Professor Presents State-of-the Art Smart Materials at ME Conference
Gangbing Song, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston, recently presented his state-of-the-art smart materials...

Gangbing Song, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston, recently presented his state-of-the-art smart materials research and their applications at the 18th Annual Mechanical Engineering Conference at the Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico last month.

UH Engineering Students Receive Gas Processors Association Scholarships
University of Houston mechanical engineering seniors Deena Abou-Trabi , Jared Collins and Sean Hale recently received one of the Gas Processors...

University of Houston mechanical engineering seniors Deena Abou-Trabi , Jared Collins and Sean Hale recently received one of the Gas Processors Association annual scholarships at the Houston Regional Meeting held earlier this month at Kingwood Country Club.

UH Mechanical Engineering Student Claims National NASA Fellowship
University of Houston engineering student Sandy Geffert has been named one of 20 national recipients of the Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral...

University of Houston engineering student Sandy Geffert has been named one of 20 national recipients of the Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program from NASA. Geffert is a doctoral student in the mechanical engineering department, and has been working on NASA projects for several years with associate professor Stanley Kleis.

Award-winning Materials Expert, UH Engineering Grad to Discuss Cutting-edge R&D in Electric Power Devices
From improvements in cellular base stations to the development of more efficient electric transmission lines and energy storage systems, high-...

From improvements in cellular base stations to the development of more efficient electric transmission lines and energy storage systems, high-temperature superconductors (HTS) are nearing their commercial viability. Two-time UH mechanical engineering graduate, Venkat Selvamanickam, will present a special seminar — “Second-generation HTS Conductors” — from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, May 2, in room 102 of the Houston Science Center at UH.

Engineering Professor Receives ONR’s Young Investigator Program Award for Study of Quantum Dots
Pradeep Sharma, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston, received the Office of Naval Research’s Young...

Pradeep Sharma, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston, received the Office of Naval Research’s Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award for his proposal on the Novel Size-Effects in the Coupled Mechanical Deformation and Opto-Electronic Behavior of Quantum Dots and Wires. The total award of $262, 471 for three years is intended to further propel Sharma’s research.

ASME Recognizes Lewis Wheeler's Dedication to Applied Mechanics Division
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has awarded UH engineering professor Lewis Wheeler the Dedicated Service Award, which the ASME Board of...

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has awarded UH engineering professor Lewis Wheeler the Dedicated Service Award, which the ASME Board of Governors established in 1983, for his leadership to the Applied Mechanics Division.

Building Bridges to Industry — Nascent Partnership with Cummins Yields New Opportunities in Research, Education
Cummins, Inc., a Fortune 500 company best known for its world-class diesel engines, is donating an engine dynamometer and engine to the UH Diesel...

Cummins, Inc., a Fortune 500 company best known for its world-class diesel engines, is donating an engine dynamometer and engine to the UH Diesel Engine Controls Research Facility in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The company has also recently underwritten a $30,000 fellowship for UH mechanical engineering students, and has played host to two summer interns in its hometown headquarters in Columbus, Ind.

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