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Bonnie Dunbar Receives Honorary Doctorate of Science at University of Strathclyde's 2014 Commencement
The Cullen College of Engineering’s own Bonnie Dunbar, M.D.

The Cullen College of Engineering’s own Bonnie Dunbar, M.D.

6th Annual Hurricane and Disasters Conference to be Held on August 1
In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and...

In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and in 2008, Hurricane Ike (a Category 2 storm) came ashore over Galveston and wreaked havoc in the Houston area, knocking out power to many customers in the greater Houston metro area for several weeks.

Phillips 66 Donation Strengthens Ties to University of Houston
The University of Houston’s colleges of business and engineering have gained new support from one of the city’s energy leaders, which has donated...

The University of Houston’s colleges of business and engineering have gained new support from one of the city’s energy leaders, which has donated money to a variety of programs and student support services.

Phillips 66, a Houston-based energy manufacturing and logistics company, was created in 2012 through a split with ConocoPhillips. It cracked the top 10 in the Fortune 500 last year, reaching No. 6 with revenue over $161 billion in 2013.

ME Chairman and Student Publish Paper on World's Thinnest Piezoelectric Material in Nature Communications
There are a handful of naturally occurring materials, known as piezoelectric materials, which generate electricity if you bend, stretch, or apply...
Pradeep Sharma and Matthew Zelisko

There are a handful of naturally occurring materials, known as piezoelectric materials, which generate electricity if you bend, stretch, or apply another mechanical force to them, and vice versa – if you apply a voltage across them, they’ll deform accordingly. These materials are currently the subject of intense research for their potential applications in energy harvesting, artificial muscles and sensors, among others.

Mechanical Engineering Professor Wins New Investigator Award From NASA Texas Space Center Grant Consortium
Haleh Ardebili, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has won a one-year, $10,000 New Investigator...
Haleh Ardebili

Haleh Ardebili, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has won a one-year, $10,000 New Investigator Award from the NASA Texas Space Center Grant Consortium to develop flexibl

NASA TV to Air Expedition 39’s Return From ISS Today!
Three crew members currently aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to end more than six months on the orbiting laboratory Tuesday, May...

Three crew members currently aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to end more than six months on the orbiting laboratory Tuesday, May 13 (U.S. time), and NASA TV will provide complete coverage of their return to Earth, from farewells to landing. (More info available on NASA's website)

PHOTOS: 25th Annual Golf Tournament Tees Off
The sun broke through the morning clouds just in time for over 120 golfers to tee off at the 25th annual Cullen College of Engineering golf...

The sun broke through the morning clouds just in time for over 120 golfers to tee off at the 25th annual Cullen College of Engineering golf tournament on Monday, April 7.

teachHOUSTON Presents the Bonnie J. Dunbar STEM Academy
Students entering the 6th, 7th and 8th grade in the fall of 2014 will have the opportunity to attend the Bonnie J. Dunbar STEM Academy at...
Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar

Students entering the 6th, 7th and 8th grade in the fall of 2014 will have the opportunity to attend the Bonnie J. Dunbar STEM Academy at teachHOUSTON over summer vacation.

KUHF Spotlights 2014 Science and Engineering Fair of Houston
The 55th Annual Science and Engineering Fair of Houston took place last week, attracting over 1,200 students from 12 counties in southeast Texas in...
Science fair participants exhibit their experiments at the 2014 Science and Engineering Fair of Houston

The 55th Annual Science and Engineering Fair of Houston took place last week, attracting over 1,200 students from 12 counties in southeast Texas in an exhibition of young knowledge and talent.

Cullen College Hosts Second "Intellectual Property Training Series"
As part of its ongoing effort to support entrepreneurship among its faculty and students, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is...

As part of its ongoing effort to support entrepreneurship among its faculty and students, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is hosting an Intellectual Property Training Series for the second year in a row. This latest IP Training Series will begin on March 21.

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