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Science Engineering Fair Attracts Top Young Scientists and Engineers
More than 1,300 middle school and high school students from Houston and across Southeast Texas will be on the University of Houston campus later this...

More than 1,300 middle school and high school students from Houston and across Southeast Texas will be on the University of Houston campus later this month for one of the nation’s largest competitive science and engineering fairs.

Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. Supports Cullen College With Scholarship Endowment
Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. (www.browngay.com), an engineering consulting firm based in Houston, established an endowed scholarship in the UH...

Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. (www.browngay.com), an engineering consulting firm based in Houston, established an endowed scholarship in the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s civil and environmental engineering department. The gift totals $52,000 -- $50,000 to establish the endowment and $2,000 for use toward current scholarships for fall 2015.

UH Selected to Lead Offshore Energy Research Center
The University of Houston will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including...

The University of Houston will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including research and technology to improve the sustainable and safe development of energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico.

The work is intended to reduce the risk of offshore accidents, oil spills and other deepwater disasters.

Petroleum Engineering Professor Wins SPE Innovative Teaching Award
Christine Ehlig-Economides joined the UH Cullen College of Engineering this fall as the William C. Miller Endowed Chair Professor of petroleum...

Christine Ehlig-Economides joined the UH Cullen College of Engineering this fall as the William C. Miller Endowed Chair Professor of petroleum engineering – and her reputation as a world-renowned petroleum engineering educator has come along with her to the University of Houston.

Chronicle Article Highlights Engineering Programs as Improvements to UH
The University of Houston made the Houston Chronicle’s front page last Sunday with an article headlined “UH at ‘tipping point’ as dramatic...
Engineering programs at UH help connect education with the needs of the Houston area, like oil and gas.

The University of Houston made the Houston Chronicle’s front page last Sunday with an article headlined “UH at ‘tipping point’ as dramatic improvements come with rising costs.’ Many of these “dramatic improvements” centered around the Cullen College of Engineering.

University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and ComputingAward Marks Site of 1987 Discovery of High Temperature...

University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
Award Marks Site of 1987 Discovery of High Temperature Superconductivity

UH Creates Mehta Family Engineering Research Center
The Mehta family has provided support to establish the Mehta Family Engineering Research Center on the ground floor of the University of Houston’s...

The Mehta family has provided support to establish the Mehta Family Engineering Research Center on the ground floor of the University of Houston’s new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building.

Shell Oil Company Commits $3.5 Million to UH
Shell Oil Company is contributing $3.5 million to the University of Houston in support of the new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building...

Shell Oil Company is contributing $3.5 million to the University of Houston in support of the new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building and other educational initiatives.

Undergraduate Research Day 2014!
This year's Undergraduate Research Day will take place Thursday, October 9th at 4 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library at the...

This year's Undergraduate Research Day will take place Thursday, October 9th at 4 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library at the University of Houston main campus.

Out of the 150 undergraduate researchers showcasing their posters and oral presentations, 20 will be undergraduates from the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

UH Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Promote Women in STEM Fields
The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE to increase the number...

The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE to increase the number and success of women faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

VIDEO: Introducing Christine Ehlig-Economides
This fall, the Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome Christine Ehlig-Economides to its faculty as the first-ever William C. Miller...

This fall, the Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome Christine Ehlig-Economides to its faculty as the first-ever William C. Miller Endowed Chair Professor of petroleum engineering.

Christine Ehlig-Economides Makes Appearance on The EnergyMakers Show
One of the Cullen College’s newest faculty members sat down with Russ Capper of The EnergyMakers Show last week to discuss hydraulic fracturing,...
Christine Ehlig-Economides

One of the Cullen College’s newest faculty members sat down with Russ Capper of The EnergyMakers Show last week to discuss hydraulic fracturing, alternative energy and more.

Tom Holley Appears on Energy Makers Show
The Energy Makers Show, a webcast sponsored by Comcast Business, has a history of shaping their episodes around the expertise of Cullen College...

The Energy Makers Show, a webcast sponsored by Comcast Business, has a history of shaping their episodes around the expertise of Cullen College professors, and this week’s episode follows that trend.

Extreme Environment Workshop for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Extreme Environment Workshop: Design for Survival -- Where and When it Matters Most Take part in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate level...

Extreme Environment Workshop: Design for Survival -- Where and When it Matters Most

Take part in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate level course which explores urgent habitation challenges which are both common and unique to various Earth and space environments. Investigations and discussions will address issues that include:

Chemical Engineering Student Wins Third Place in SPE Regional Paper Contest
Rahul Pandey, a Ph.D. student studying chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, took home a...
Rahul Pandey (right) receives third place in SPE Gulf Coast Regional Paper Contest

Rahul Pandey, a Ph.D. student studying chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, took home a third place prize from the UH-hosted Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Gulf Coast Regional Paper Contest.

Energy Research Park Profiled on OE Digital
It may be hidden from the bulk of UH’s main campus, but the Energy Research Park (ERP) houses some of the Cullen College’s most exciting research...
Map of the ERP

It may be hidden from the bulk of UH’s main campus, but the Energy Research Park (ERP) houses some of the Cullen College’s most exciting research developments and advancements. OE Digital, a digital offshore intelligence  publication, recently profiled the ERP and the promising programs headquartered there in an article on their website.

Cullen College Equips Students for Growing Industry Needs, Chronicle Says
The International Energy Agency predicts the demand for energy and corresponding expertise for the exploration and production industries will grow by...
"About five or six years ago, industry leaders came to us and said they needed petroleum engineers, and we are continuing to tailor our programs to meet the industry's needs," Shattuck said.

The International Energy Agency predicts the demand for energy and corresponding expertise for the exploration and production industries will grow by one-third over the next 20 years. Faced with that looming increase, industry leaders are looking at how best to bulk up their workforce with trained and experienced engineers.

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.

Houston Chronicle Shines Spotlight on Declining Number of Petroleum Professors
As the petroleum engineering industry grows more and more lucrative for professionals, educational institutions are having a harder time recruiting...

As the petroleum engineering industry grows more and more lucrative for professionals, educational institutions are having a harder time recruiting experts for academic roles, according to a new article published in the Houston Chronicle on July 4.

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.

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