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International Karate Champion Merges Biomechanical Engineering with Martial Arts to Realize Goals
In late October, the martial arts world gathered in Limerick, Ireland for the 2003 World Championships, and Sandra Geffert took home multiple wins...

In late October, the martial arts world gathered in Limerick, Ireland for the 2003 World Championships, and Sandra Geffert took home multiple wins for the third consecutive year. Geffert, a second year graduate student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, competed in seven events and captured five medals, including silver medals in soft kata and musical kata, and bronze medals in team kata, team fighting and musical weapons.

Lienhard’s New Book Earns Him September Author of the Month
“Inventing Modern” Book Signing Sept. 6 at Barnes & Noble Town & Country Village John Lienhard, M.D. Anderson Professor Emeritus of...

“Inventing Modern” Book Signing Sept. 6 at Barnes & Noble Town & Country Village

John Lienhard, M.D. Anderson Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and History at the University of Houston, has just published his latest book by Oxford University Press that celebrates the inventive energy that made early 20th-century America modern.

Dean Announces 2003 Faculty Awards for Teaching, Research
Dean Raymond Flumerfelt announced the winners of this year's faculty teaching and research awards at the UH Cullen College of Engineering's annual...

Dean Raymond Flumerfelt announced the winners of this year's faculty teaching and research awards at the UH Cullen College of Engineering's annual Faculty and Staff Meeting on April 22.

Four Cullen Faculty Members Honored at UH Faculty Awards Dinner
Four faculty members of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were honored last week at the university faculty awards presentation...
Vemuri Balakotaiah, Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award

Four faculty members of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were honored last week at the university faculty awards presentation. Vemuri Balakotaiah, Karolos Grigoriadis, David Shattuck and Osman Ghazzaly were among 15 scholars honored at the event held April 22 at the UH Hilton Hotel.

Vemuri Balakotaiah
Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award

UH Team Places Third in ASME Design Competition
An interdisciplinary team of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering students from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering placed third...

An interdisciplinary team of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering students from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering placed third in the 2003 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Design Competition.

Members of the winning group are Paul Sommerfield, Marcos Flores, and Jamie Suarez, senior mechanical engineering students, and Robert Whitaker, a senior industrial engineering student.

UH Professors Lienhard, Ehlig-Economides Elected to National Academy of Engineering
University of Houston engineering professor John Lienhard and petroleum engineering director Christine Ehlig-Economides have been elected to the...
John H. Lienhard, M.D. Anderson Professor of Mechanical Engineering and History, Emeritus

University of Houston engineering professor John Lienhard and petroleum engineering director Christine Ehlig-Economides have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the most highly regarded professional engineering organizations in the world.

UH Engineer Lienhard To Receive Freedoms Foundation Award
University of Houston engineering professor John Lienhard will be awarded one of four 2002 Freedoms Foundation Awards at a luncheon, Nov. 9, at the...
John Lienhard

University of Houston engineering professor John Lienhard will be awarded one of four 2002 Freedoms Foundation Awards at a luncheon, Nov. 9, at the Junior League of Houston.

Lienhard, M.D. Anderson Professor of Technology and Culture, Emeritus in the Cullen College of Engineering, will be joined by UH political science professor Richard Murray, who will also be honored. Murray is the director of the Center for Public Policy at UH.

Dalton Honored for Service to UH Cullen College of Engineering
Professor Charles Dalton was presented with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering Service Award at the Fall Faculty and Staff...
Charles Dalton

Professor Charles Dalton was presented with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering Service Award at the Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Dean Raymond Flumerfelt presented a plaque to Dalton, professor of mechanical engineering, honoring him "for his dedicated service to the Cullen College of Engineering and especially for his outstanding contribution to the establishment of quality leadership and excellence in our engineering programs."

UH Engineering Students Test Creative Skills in 'Impromptu Design Competition'
Thirteen interdisciplinary teams of University of Houston engineering students showed up in the Engineering Commons on a Friday morning this fall...

Thirteen interdisciplinary teams of University of Houston engineering students showed up in the Engineering Commons on a Friday morning this fall with no idea what they were going to be asked to do.

Franchek Named New Chair of Mechanical Engineering
UH Cullen College of Engineering Dean Raymond Flumerfelt has named Purdue Professor Matthew Franchek the new Chair for the Department of Mechanical...
Matthew A. Franchek

UH Cullen College of Engineering Dean Raymond Flumerfelt has named Purdue Professor Matthew Franchek the new Chair for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Franchek will also serve as director of the new undergraduate bioengineering program to be launched in Fall 2003.

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