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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).

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.

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