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Petroleum Engineering Program Research Highlighted in Rigzone
The Cullen College of Engineering’s petroleum engineering program is continuing to garner attention among industry publications.
John Lee

The Cullen College of Engineering’s petroleum engineering program is continuing to garner attention among industry publications.

Petroleum Engineering Program Spotlighted in ICOSA Energy Magazine
The UH Cullen College of Engineering’s petroleum engineering program is the focus of ICOSA Energy Magazine’s latest issue in the article “A Crucial...
Tom Holley

The UH Cullen College of Engineering’s petroleum engineering program is the focus of ICOSA Energy Magazine’s latest issue in the article “A Crucial Undergraduate Degree Returns to the University of Houston.”

Cullen College Names Outstanding Student Award Winners
The Cullen College of Engineering faculty members have made their final decisions on this year’s overall Outstanding Junior and Senior Award...
 Connor Fernandez

The Cullen College of Engineering faculty members have made their final decisions on this year’s overall Outstanding Junior and Senior Award recipients, and the winners are Connor Fernandez, chemical engineering junior, and Ryan Hannemann, mechanical engineering senior.

VIDEO: UH Engineering Students Take Ride on NASA's "Vomit Comet"
Last November, we told you about a team of UH Cullen College of Engineering students who were chosen to take a coveted ride in NASA’s reduced...
The UH Cougarnauts

Last November, we told you about a team of UH Cullen College of Engineering students who were chosen to take a coveted ride in NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft, known as the “Vomit Comet.” The UH “Cougarnauts” team members were chosen as part of an elite group to participate in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, where they performed an assigned experiment during 25-second bouts of weightlessness inside the aircraft. The UH students studied the effects of freezing water in zero-gravity conditions.

VIDEO: Meet Team Primer: Cullen College Undergrads to Compete in Shell Eco-Marathon
MEET TEAM PRIMER…A group of mechanical engineering undergrads at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering who will be competing in...
Meet Team Primer, a group of mechanical engineering undergrads who will be competing in the next Shell Eco-marathon in Houston.

MEET TEAM PRIMER…A group of mechanical engineering undergrads at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering who will be competing in the upcoming Shell Eco-marathon in Houston from April 25th to 27th. The 12-member team is currently building an ultra-energy efficient, battery-powered vehicle from the ground up. Team Primer will enter their vehicle, named “EcoPrimer,” under the marathon’s “prototype” class, focusing on maximizing the car’s efficiency rather than the driver’s comfort. The team members’ tireless work on “EcoPrimer” will double as their senior Capstone Design projects, the penultimate project for all graduating seniors at the Cullen College.

PHOTOS: Dean Tedesco Honors Faculty for Excellence in Teaching, Research
Although the winners of the 2013 UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty awards were announced in May of last year, they were honored again last...
Grigoriadis Accepts Award From Dean Tedesco

Although the winners of the 2013 UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty awards were announced in May of last year, they were honored again last Friday at Dean Tedesco's faculty and staff meeting when each winner was handed their certificate.

teachHOUSTON Students Glean Classroom Lessons at the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston
You may see quite a few college students at the next Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) on February 19th and 20th, but they won’t be...

You may see quite a few college students at the next Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) on February 19th and 20th, but they won’t be competing against the middle and high school students participating in the fair. Instead, they’ll be learning from them.

Research Grant Targeting “Holy Grail” of Catalysis
Lars Grabow has been given a $750,000 grant to solve a multi-billion dollar problem. Methane, the majority component of natural gas, is cheap and...
Lars Grabow

Lars Grabow has been given a $750,000 grant to solve a multi-billion dollar problem.

Methane, the majority component of natural gas, is cheap and plentiful, thanks in large part to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Ideally, it could be converted into rarer and far more valuable chemicals like methanol, ethane or ethylene, all of which have dozens of uses, many involving the creation of plastics and polymers.

John Lee Offers Opinion on Oil Boom Lifespan in FuelFix Interview
The Houston Chronicle and its FuelFix blog have once again turned to University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering faculty for expert...
John Lee

The Houston Chronicle and its FuelFix blog have once again turned to University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering faculty for expert opinions on the oil and gas industry, this time speaking with John Lee, petroleum engineering professor and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair, about the federal government’s projection that U.S. oil boom activity will slow over the next two years.

SPE Publishes Fourth Petroleum Engineering Text by UH Professor
John Lee, Professor and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair in the Cullen College of Engineering’s petroleum engineering...
"Applied Well Test Interpretation" is the fourth textbook authored by UH professor John Lee that has been published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

John Lee, Professor and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair in the Cullen College of Engineering’s petroleum engineering program, is unquestionably one of the giants of the petroleum engineering field.

PE Professor Giving SPE Webinar on Shale Forecasting
John Lee, Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair at the University of Houston Cullen...
30 a.m. central time.

John Lee, Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, is giving a free webinar tomorrow in partnership with the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Volunteers Needed for Mars Rover Celebration
Volunteer opportunities are available for the upcoming 12th annual Mars Rover Celebration, being held January 25 at the University of Houston...

Volunteer opportunities are available for the upcoming 12th annual Mars Rover Celebration, being held January 25 at the University of Houston Hilton Conrad Hilton Ballroom. 

PROMES Alumna Gives Back With Scholarship
The Program for Master in Engineering Studies (PROMES) says on its website that they aim for students to “encourage each other to be leaders here...
Nwamaka Nzeocha

The Program for Master in Engineering Studies (PROMES) says on its website that they aim for students to “encourage each other to be leaders here at UH and in their careers beyond UH,” and PROMES alumna Nwamaka Nzeocha is a shining example. Nzeocha, who graduated from the Cullen College of Engineering in May 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, is now offering two engineering scholarships ($1000 and $500) for PROMES innovators in her “Dare to be Different” scholarship contest.

Michael Nikolaou Offers Opinion on Shale Well Depletion in Houston Chronicle Article

Friday's commencement ceremony to be streamed live online
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Bauer College of Business graduating students will accept their diplomas at this semester...

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Bauer College of Business graduating students will accept their diplomas at this semester’s commencement ceremony on Friday, December 20 at 7 p.m.

"Hour of Code" Initiative Hopes to Stir Excitement in STEM
December 9-15, 2013 is National Computer Science Education Week, and the non-profit organization Code.org is using the week to promote their One...
December 9-15, 2013 is National Computer Science Education Week, and the non-profit organization Code.org is using the week to promote their One Hour of Code initiative.

December 9-15, 2013 is National Computer Science Education Week, and the non-profit organization Code.org is using the week to promote their One Hour of Code initiative. According to Code.org, the flagship week-long celebration is meant to coincide with the 107th birthday of Admiral Grace Hopper, an early American computing pioneer.

Memorials Scheduled For Michael Economides, World Renowned Energy Expert
Houston memorial services for Michael Economides, adjunct professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and world renowned energy expert, have...
Economides

Houston memorial services for Michael Economides, adjunct professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and world renowned energy expert, have been scheduled for next week.

VIDEO: World-Renowned Petroleum Engineering Expert, NAE Member Joins Cullen College Faculty

UH Energy Expert Michael Economides Dies During International Flight
Michael Economides, an internationally known authority on petroleum engineering and adjunct professor at the University of Houston’s Cullen College...
Economides

Michael Economides, an internationally known authority on petroleum engineering and adjunct professor at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, died Saturday on an international flight to South America.

Krishnamoorti Honored by Houston Business Journal
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, professor of petroleum engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering as well as Chief Energy Officer at the University...
Krishnamoorti

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, professor of petroleum engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering as well as Chief Energy Officer at the University of Houston, has been named one of the city’s top energy professionals by the Houston Business Journal.

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