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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.

CNN Interviews UH Engineering Expert About Airfare Optimization
Anyone who has purchased an airline ticket knows that it can feel like navigating a maze full of twists and turns in the form of price hikes and...

Anyone who has purchased an airline ticket knows that it can feel like navigating a maze full of twists and turns in the form of price hikes and drops. CNN provides a behind-the-scenes insight into the “method behind the madness” that is airfare pricing in its article and video segment titled, “Seating secrets: How airlines decide what fare you pay.”

UH Rated Among Best Colleges for Undergraduate Education by Princeton Review
Just as the University of Houston kicks off another fall semester with expectations of record enrollment (more than 43,700 as of Friday), the...

Just as the University of Houston kicks off another fall semester with expectations of record enrollment (more than 43,700 as of Friday), the Princeton Review is highlighting why more students are choosing Houston.

UH Cullen College Professor Has the Right Prescription for Mobile Healthcare
The National Science Foundation isn’t asking too much – just present potentially transformative research that might improve people’s lives and they...
Jiming Peng intends to bring mobile healthcare clinics to Houstonians in need

The National Science Foundation isn’t asking too much – just present potentially transformative research that might improve people’s lives and they might be eager to give you money through their Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) program.

Industrial Engineer Earns American Association of University Women Fellowship
Women make up less than 15 percent of professional engineers in the United States, according to a 2012 report by the Congressional Joint Economic...

Women make up less than 15 percent of professional engineers in the United States, according to a 2012 report by the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, but the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is working to change those statistics.

Hitting the Target: Industrial Engineering Professors Earn Grant to Improve Proton Therapy for Cancer
Two industrial engineering professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering received a grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of...

Two industrial engineering professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering received a grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to optimize the clinical effectiveness of proton therapy for cancer patients.

PHOTOS: Industrial Engineering Honors and Awards Banquet
On April 14, the Cullen College’s industrial engineering (IE) department hosted its annual IE Honors and Awards Banquet at Brady’s Landing.

On April 14, the Cullen College’s industrial engineering (IE) department hosted its annual IE Honors and Awards Banquet at Brady’s Landing.

IE Chair Working to Improve Safety for Houston Drivers During Flash Flooding
On April 20, the Houston Chronicle featured Gino Lim, chair of the industrial engineering department at the Cullen College, in the article “Officials...

On April 20, the Houston Chronicle featured Gino Lim, chair of the industrial engineering department at the Cullen College, in the article “Officials pledge action after flooded roadway deaths.”

UH Engineering Climbs U.S. News Rankings, Earns Spot on List of Nation's Best Schools
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is well on its way to becoming a Top 50 engineering college in the nation, earning a coveted spot on the list of...

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is well on its way to becoming a Top 50 engineering college in the nation, earning a coveted spot on the list of the Best Engineering Schools of 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.

College Mourns Passing of Former UH Industrial Engineering Professor
The University of Houston community mourns the passing of Dr. Benjamin Ostrofsky, an influential former faculty member from the Cullen College of...
Ostrofsky

The University of Houston community mourns the passing of Dr. Benjamin Ostrofsky, an influential former faculty member from the Cullen College of Engineering and the Bauer College of Business.

More Texas Teens Want to be Engineers When They Grow Up
A whopping 13 percent of Texas teens who took the 2015 SAT test indicated that they intended to study engineering in college. Engineering was listed...

A whopping 13 percent of Texas teens who took the 2015 SAT test indicated that they intended to study engineering in college. Engineering was listed as the second-most popular career choice for Texas teens -- 22 percent of students who reported their future plans indicated they were interested in healthcare professions. 

Houston Public Media Interviews IE Department Chair Developing Floodwater Sensors
The city of Houston is implementing a new measure to protect drivers from flash flooding on roads. Crews from the city’s Street and Drainage Division...

The city of Houston is implementing a new measure to protect drivers from flash flooding on roads. Crews from the city’s Street and Drainage Division are nearly done installing Houston’s first ever electronic gates at the flood-prone underpass on Houston Avenue at Memorial Drive. The city plans to install gates at a total of 27 underpasses as the project unfolds. 

IE Industry Advisory Board Member Shares Insights with UH
Ben Amaba isn’t from the city of Houston, and he isn’t an alumnus of the University of Houston. But as an industrial engineering guru, Amaba said he...

Ben Amaba isn’t from the city of Houston, and he isn’t an alumnus of the University of Houston. But as an industrial engineering guru, Amaba said he now finds himself inextricably tied to both Houston and its University.

Cullen College Welcomes Nine Engineering Professors
A combination of nine university professors and industry professionals is joining the Cullen College of Engineering faculty at the University of...

A combination of nine university professors and industry professionals is joining the Cullen College of Engineering faculty at the University of Houston this semester. The majority are biomedical engineers with expertise ranging from brain-machine interfaces for control of prosthetic limbs to cell membrane research for diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer.

IE Professor Spearheads UH Community Effort to Help Afghan Children
Thanks to industrial engineering associate professor Lawrence Schulze and the generosity of the UH community, more than 20 boxes full of school...
Boys with backpacks

Thanks to industrial engineering associate professor Lawrence Schulze and the generosity of the UH community, more than 20 boxes full of school supplies and children’s clothing items were hand-delivered to schools and orphanages in Afghanistan.

UH Research & Innovation Magazine Now Available
The 2015 Research & Innovation magazine exemplifies the University of Houston’s revolutionary scientific discoveries, scholarship and ingenuity.

The 2015 Research & Innovation magazine exemplifies the University of Houston’s revolutionary scientific discoveries, scholarship and ingenuity.

UH Engineering Professors Offer Unique Research Experiences to Undergrads
UH Cullen College of Engineering professors are known for offering undergraduate students unique opportunities to get involved in high-level research...

UH Cullen College of Engineering professors are known for offering undergraduate students unique opportunities to get involved in high-level research projects. One such opportunity is available through the National Science Foundation's REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program.

Engineering Students Now Have Seamless Transfer Option With UH
Beginning this Fall, San Jacinto College students will be eligible for a seamless transfer into the University of Houston Cullen College of...

Beginning this Fall, San Jacinto College students will be eligible for a seamless transfer into the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

G.R.A.D.E. Camp Redefines STEM Field Roles
Engineering and computer science professions attract fewer women than other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields in the...

Engineering and computer science professions attract fewer women than other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields in the United States. For more than a decade, professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have worked to change this longstanding tradition by hosting summer engineering camps strictly for girls.

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