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Consecutive 'Homecoming King' Titles Awarded to Engineering Students
Senior mechanical engineering student Okechukwu Ofili was named Homecoming King at halftime of the UH-East Carolina football game at Robertson...

Senior mechanical engineering student Okechukwu Ofili was named Homecoming King at halftime of the UH-East Carolina football game at Robertson Stadium. Ofili is the second consecutive king from the Cullen College of Engineering. Last year, Xavier Cano received the same honor. There is an application process for every nominee as well as an interview with a panel of judges to ensure the impartiality of the vote, but Ofili said being an engineering student set him apart.

UH Engineering Doctoral Candidate Brings Home Four Medals from World Kickboxing Championships
While the student body was settling into the rhythm of the semester, UH engineering doctoral candidate and alumna Sandra Geffert (2003 MSME, 2001...

While the student body was settling into the rhythm of the semester, UH engineering doctoral candidate and alumna Sandra Geffert (2003 MSME, 2001 BSME) was competing for international titles at the World Kickboxing Championships in Basle, Switzerland. During the six-day trip, Geffert competed in seven events. In Chinese soft style kata and open forms, Geffert took the gold, and she won silver in tae kwon do forms and a bronze in team forms.

Shell Campus Pit Stop Challenge to Visit UH Next Thursday
Shell will bring some of the excitement of a real race car competition to the University of Houston when the “Shell Campus Pit Stop Challenge” visits...

Shell will bring some of the excitement of a real race car competition to the University of Houston when the “Shell Campus Pit Stop Challenge” visits campus from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, outside of the Y building. Students will compete in teams of three to perform the fastest pit stop-style duty of changing the tires on a 2001 Ferrari, the same car used for formula one races, but with no motor.

UH Engineering Professor Stanley Kleis Receives Public Service Award from NASA
Stanley Kleis, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, received one of NASA’s...

Stanley Kleis, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, received one of NASA’s highest honors, the Public Service Medal, at the NASA Honor Awards Ceremony Tuesday at the Johnson Space Center. The award recognizes exceptional contributions to the mission of NASA by those who are not government employees.

UH Engineering Professor Develops Intelligent Systems that Presage Tomorrow's Technology
Gangbing Song, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and his colleagues are working on new applications for smart materials and intelligent...

Gangbing Song, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and his colleagues are working on new applications for smart materials and intelligent systems—projects that will take us deep into the future of technological advances. The merger of artificial intelligence, neural networking and a deepening understanding of the connection between electricity and structural properties are bringing futuristic visions of technology closer to reality.

UH Engineers Use Newest Superconductor to Fabricate Wires and Coils
UH engineers became one of the first few in the world to fabricate wires and coils from magnesium diboride (MgB2), the most recent superconductor...

UH engineers became one of the first few in the world to fabricate wires and coils from magnesium diboride (MgB2), the most recent superconductor yet to be discovered, and their success may ultimately lead to better and less expensive electrical devices, lower energy consumption and lower consumer costs on electrical power. Their accomplishments were featured on the cover of the journal “Superconductor Science and Technology” in February and April 2004.

Engineering Professor & Graduate Student Receive UH Teaching Awards
Charles Dalton Enron Teaching Excellence Award It was 1960 when Charles Dalton, professor of mechanical engineering, stood in front of a...

Charles Dalton
Enron Teaching Excellence Award

It was 1960 when Charles Dalton, professor of mechanical engineering, stood in front of a classroom to teach for the first time. Forty-three years later, Dalton continues to inspire and guide students through his rigorous curriculum.

Engineering Student Showcases Work at UH Research Day
Ning Ma, mechanical Ph.D. student who works in Prof. Gangbing Song's Smart Materials and Structures Lab, displays one of his research project at UH...

Ning Ma, mechanical Ph.D. student who works in Prof. Gangbing Song's Smart Materials and Structures Lab, displays one of his research project at UH Research Day April 5.

UH Engineering Alumnus and Entrepreneur Prepares to Launch New Software Product for Medical Industry
“Even when I was a kid, I always knew I was going to be an engineer,” says Houston entrepreneur Jeff Beauchamp, who received both his bachelors and...

“Even when I was a kid, I always knew I was going to be an engineer,” says Houston entrepreneur Jeff Beauchamp, who received both his bachelors and masters degrees in mechanical engineering from UH. Beauchamp’s startup software company, Datalign®, has recently licensed its information management technology from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and is in the early stages of product rollout.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Uses Laser Vibrometer for Increased Precision in Measurement
Mechanical Engineering graduate student Ryan Link makes playful use of a laser pointer to illustrate the laser vibrometer research he is involved...

Mechanical Engineering graduate student Ryan Link makes playful use of a laser pointer to illustrate the laser vibrometer research he is involved with under the tutelage of mechanical engineering professor David Zimmerman. The laser vibrometer, which the mechanical engineering department acquired in July 2003, is used to measure the vibrations in solid objects in a non-contacting manner, therefore avoiding the use of sensors or accelerometers that alter the object.

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