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William A. Brookshire, Ph.D., P.E. (BSChE ’57)† will be recognized as the Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala.

The 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Bayou City Event Center on Thursday, June 6. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association (EAA), celebrates the professional accomplishments and contributions of Cullen College alumni and faculty.

Learn more about this year’s honorees below:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

UH Cullen College of Engineering Announces 2019 EAA Gala Honorees

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering celebrated the graduation of more than 600 engineers on Thursday, May 9 at the Fertitta Center.

The proud graduates included: 427 bachelor’s, 141 master’s, and 45 doctoral students.

The spring 2019 commencement featured a keynote address from Chang OH Turkmani, Managing Director at the Mega Company and Engineering Leadership Board Member (ELB).

Photos: Spring 2019 UH Engineering Commencement Ceremony

The UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted its 30th annual Offshore Industry Crawfish Boil on Sunday, May 5 at Lynn Eusan Park.

Thousands of alumni, faculty, students and industry leaders gathered to network and mingle as they enjoyed crawfish, bbq, beer, drinks and live music.

Since its inception, the annual spring event has raised over $1 million with proceeds benefitting engineering scholarship and academic programs.

Photos: 30th Annual UH Engineering Crawfish Boil Kicks off OTC

Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell dean of the Cullen College, recognized faculty, staff and students for their outstanding performance in teaching, research and service at the Spring 2019 Faculty and Staff Meeting held on April 30.

Cullen College Honors Faculty, Staff Students with Outstanding Awards at Spring Meeting

The Cullen College of Engineering’s department of biomedical engineering welcomed leaders and innovators in the biomedical engineering (BME) field to the University of Houston in April for the 6th Annual “BME Day”, co-sponsored by BioHouston.

BME day is one of the largest events at UH celebrating the research and industrial achievements in the ever-growing field of bioengineering.

Biomedical Engineering Leaders Unite at UH for Annual Event Celebrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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    Researchers Developing Early Detection, Home Monitoring Tests For Lupus Nephritis

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  • Understanding Congenital Heart Defects to Prevent Them
    Understanding Congenital Heart Defects to Prevent Them

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    We are improving disease detection methods

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    We are making blood transfusions safer

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    We are making groundbreaking discoveries in neuroscience

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    We are promoting collaboration, interdisciplinary research and idea sharing

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Faculty Accolades

UH researchers are testing prototypes for the project in Brays Bayou.

UH Engineers Focus on Degradable Reconnaissance Vehicles and Evasive Drone Maneuvers

 

Ensuring military forces have up-to-date information about a potentially hostile region offers obvious advantages, but current methods for doing that – especially along shorelines, where underwater mines and other hazards can pose serious risks – all have drawbacks. It is especially difficult if keeping the technology out of enemy hands is a priority.

Mission: Possible — Mapping Dangerous Terrain
In response to nicotine exposure during pregnancy, dopamine neurons were significantly activated in utero, allowing the release of unusually high levels of dopamine in the prefrontal cortex.

Findings May Point to Potential Cure for Addiction

 

New Data Suggests Nicotine While Pregnant Alters Genes

Faculty Accolades

Determining how hearts develop in utero is critical to understanding congenital heart defects.

UH Engineer Using Optical Equipment to Watch Heart Develop

 

To understand cardiovascular failures, the leading cause of birth defect-related deaths in infants, UH professor of biomedical engineering Kirill Larin is teaming up with Baylor College of Medicine professor of cellular and molecular physiology Irina Larina on a chicken and egg hunt.

Understanding Congenital Heart Defects To Prevent Them
In response to nicotine exposure during pregnancy, dopamine neurons were significantly activated in utero, allowing the release of unusually high levels of dopamine in the prefrontal cortex.

Findings May Point to Potential Cure for Addiction

 

New Data Suggests Nicotine While Pregnant Alters Genes

Student Success

Hasan Onur Keles, a UH BME alumnus, appointed chair of the electrical and electronic engineering department at Istinye University in Istanbul.

An engineering connection spanning continents and countries

 

Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Hasan Onur Keles (BME 2015) was recently appointed chair of the electrical and electronic engineering department at Istinye University in Istanbul. He also serves as an assistant professor in the department.

UH Alumnus Appointed Chair of Engineering Department of Turkish University
Priscella Asman, a graduate biomedical engineering student at the University of Houston, wins a prestigious AAUW fellowship.

Priscella Asman fell in love online – more than 6,000 miles across the North Atlantic Ocean while sitting at a computer in Ghana – with the biomedical engineering program at the University of Houston.

From Ghana to Houston: UH Grad Student Wins AAUW Fellowship, Continues to Follow Her Dreams

Student Success

UH Cullen College of Engineering doctoral student Faheem Ershad is focusing on stretchable and flexible electronics and developing soft neural interface devices.

Recipients Include Three Cullen College Coogs

 

Seven current and former University of Houston students – three of whom represent the Cullen College of Engineering – have earned highly coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research fellowships.

UH Students and Alumni Earn Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Vidushi Adlakha, a University of Houston student wins AAUW award.

Three Recipients Forging New Paths for Women in Education

 

UH Students, Faculty Earn AAUW Awards for Tackling Educational Barriers

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