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PHOTOS: Michael Kavanaugh Engineering Rockwell Lecture
There are a lot of decisionmaking trade-offs on the path to a sustainable future. Michael Kavanaugh, senior principal at Geosyntec Consultants Inc....
NAE Member and Rockwell lecturer Michael Kavanaugh, left, accepts plaque from Roberto Ballarini, chair of civil engineering

There are a lot of decisionmaking trade-offs on the path to a sustainable future. Michael Kavanaugh, senior principal at Geosyntec Consultants Inc. and member of the National Academy of Engineering, visited the UH Cullen College of Engineering on Nov.

PHOTOS: Engineering Leadership Board Dinner and Meeting
Houston’s leaders in industry, academia and government who make up the UH Cullen College’s Engineering Leadership Board (ELB) gathered for the annual...

Houston’s leaders in industry, academia and government who make up the UH Cullen College’s Engineering Leadership Board (ELB) gathered for the annual ELB Dinner at The Houston Club on Nov. 11.

UH Cullen College Engineer Creates Better Than State-of-the-Art Materials to Repel Ice
In 1989, an Air Ontario flight, with ice and snow covering its wings during takeoff, fails to attain the proper altitude. Unable to get above the...
 Assistant Professor Hadi Ghasemi (far left) is joined by students Seyed Mohammad Sajadi, Peyman Irajizad and Nazanin Farokhnia. Irajizad holds the new magnetic slippery surface.

In 1989, an Air Ontario flight, with ice and snow covering its wings during takeoff, fails to attain the proper altitude. Unable to get above the trees, it crashes into them, killing 25 passengers. In 1994, an American Eagle plane flies into treacherous icing conditions and the pilots lose control of the plane. It crashes, killing all 68 souls onboard. From 1990 to 2000, 12 percent of all weather-related air disasters were due to icing.

UH Engineering and Honors Colleges Launch Stuart Long Undergraduate Research Fund
At the UH Cullen College of Engineering, undergrads are strongly encouraged to engage in hands-on, real-world research while pursuing their degrees...

At the UH Cullen College of Engineering, undergrads are strongly encouraged to engage in hands-on, real-world research while pursuing their degrees – and there’s no shortage of cutting-edge research projects for undergraduate students to get involved in at the college.

Houston Chronicle Profiles UH Engineers Who Are Changing the World
The Houston Chronicle recently profiled three UH engineers whose research is changing the world and shaping the future.

The Houston Chronicle recently profiled three UH engineers whose research is changing the world and shaping the future.

Engineering Undergrads Showcase Cutting-Edge Research at 2016 Undergraduate Research Day
More than 200 UH undergraduate students presented their research at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Day held at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion...
Undergrad researcher Anastasiya Kopteva shows off her innovative research to young STEM enthusiast.

More than 200 UH undergraduate students presented their research at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Day held at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion on October 13.

UH Space Architects Present Plans for Mars Mission to Buzz Aldrin
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the Moon, met with University of Houston space architecture students on October 12 to...

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the Moon, met with University of Houston space architecture students on October 12 to hear their plans for establishing human settlements on Mars.

VIDEO: Engineers and Engineering in the Movies
Once upon a time you got your best action and science fiction fix from the movies. “2001: A Space Odyssey” showed us how pedestrian structures on...

Once upon a time you got your best action and science fiction fix from the movies.

“2001: A Space Odyssey” showed us how pedestrian structures on the moon might seem; Walt Disney brought us tiny robots called microbots in “Big Hero 6”; Robert Zemeckis convinced us we wouldn’t need roads when he created Marty McFly’s hoverboard in “Back to the Future II”; and, “The Fast and The Furious” showed us what it would be like to fly like the wind while staying on track.

Photos: Women in Manufacturing Events Hosted at UH Engineering
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when women in manufacturing jobs were hard to come by. It wasn’t until World War II when, faced with a...

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when women in manufacturing jobs were hard to come by. It wasn’t until World War II when, faced with a depleted workforce, American women rolled up their sleeves and went to work in factories and shipyards across the country.

Cutting Down Time to Speed Up Progress in the Aerospace Industry
Deep within a UH computer, models being built by Theocharis Baxevanis, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, just may cause a sea change in...
 At the computer, Theocharis Baxevanis creates new technology for the aerospace industry

Deep within a UH computer, models being built by Theocharis Baxevanis, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, just may cause a sea change in the aerospace industry. The hydro-mechanical system actuator, like an on/off switch, that controls the wing flaps (you see them coming up as a plane is landing) could be replaced with a new solid-state actuator made of a new High Temperature Shape Memory Alloy (HTSMA) that is lighter and more cost efficient.

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