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UH grad Walheim continues to plot course for the stars
When Rex Walheim first enrolled at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering's Masters program in Industrial Engineering in the 1980s...
Rex Walheim, a 1989 graduate of the Industrial Engineering Masters program at UH, is now at the private company Axiom Space after retiring from NASA. The agency noted that he spent almost 36 years in government service, 36 days in space, and 36 hours on spacewalks.

When Rex Walheim first enrolled at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering's Masters program in Industrial Engineering in the 1980s, his goals were literally sky high. At the time, he was a flight controller at the Johnson Space Center and a lieutenant in the United States Air Force, and he hadn't yet flown a vessel himself.

Papers from Cullen College of Engineering professors make the grade, analysis finds
Several professors and researchers at the University of Houston are among the most cited in the world, according to an October 2020 update by...

Several professors and researchers at the University of Houston are among the most cited in the world, according to an October 2020 update by researchers from Stanford about paper citations.

Lin receives Sub-Award on NIH grant for work on psychiatric genetics
Dr. Ying Lin, a member of the faculty at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, was awarded a $435,017 grant to continue research...
Dr. Ying Lin, a professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, was awarded a $435,017 grant to continue research on identifying underlying genetic contributors to some forms of psychiatric illness.

Dr. Ying Lin, a member of the faculty at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, was awarded a $435,017 grant to continue research on identifying underlying genetic contributors to some forms of psychiatric illness. The award is part of a larger $2.4 million project.

Cullen College of Engineering posts new 6-Year graduation high mark
The Cullen College of Engineering has set a new record for its six-year graduation rate, hitting a mark of 71.2 percent for students that began in...
The six-year graduation rate for the Cullen College of Engineering is 71.2 percent for students that began in Fall 2014, the fourth year in a row it has increased.

The Cullen College of Engineering has set a new record for its six-year graduation rate, hitting a mark of 71.2 percent for students that began in Fall 2014, according to new information released by the department's Division of Undergraduate Programs and Student Success.

Class of 2020 honored with virtual graduation celebration
The fortitude of the Cullen College of Engineering's Class of 2020 was proudly celebrated by the university community on May 7, with a 90-minute...
Michelle Gale.

The fortitude of the Cullen College of Engineering's Class of 2020 was proudly celebrated by the university community on May 7, with a 90-minute virtual graduation celebration, featuring remarks from University of Houston leadership, a commencement speaker and most importantly, the graduating students.

Odo earns first place with 'rare event' paper
Chiwetalu Peter Odo, a senior Industrial Engineering undergraduate student, was the first-place winner in the IISE South Central Undergraduate...

Chiwetalu Peter Odo, a senior Industrial Engineering undergraduate student, was the first-place winner in the IISE South Central Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition at Wichita State University in early March.

Odo's paper, “Rare Event Classification in Multivariate Time Series,” is about “rare events” in industry – trying to predict the events before they happen, and accentuating preventive actions that could be taken during early stages.

Students prove mettle via challenging capstone class
It happens in the spring of every academic year. Teams of Cullen College industrial engineering students, most of them seniors about to graduate, are...
Instructional Associate Professor Randal Sitton (’85, M.S.I.E. ’88, Ph.D. ’92)

It happens in the spring of every academic year.

Teams of Cullen College industrial engineering students, most of them seniors about to graduate, are working to polish final details of the biggest assignment of their undergraduate years. This is their chance to demonstrate the theory and skills they have acquired since the day they walked into their first freshman-year engineering class.

UH IE grad students honored for operation room efficiency
A pair of University of Houston graduate students earned a third place finish for their model to handle operation room cases at the annual Healthcare...
FlexSim CEO Bill Nordgren presents an award to University of Houston graduate students Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq Hussain and Moaz Ahmed for their third place finish at the annual Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference.

A pair of University of Houston graduate students earned a third place finish for their model to handle operation room cases at the annual Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, presented by Society of Health Systems in Savannah, Georgia, in February 2020.

Cullen College Listed Among Best Engineering Graduate Schools of 2021
On Tuesday, March 17, U.S. News & World Report released its updated 2021 rankings of best graduate engineering programs in the country. The UH...
The Cullen College of Engineering was recently ranked at No. 67 on the list of 2021 Best Graduate Schools By U.S. News & World Report.

On Tuesday, March 17, U.S. News & World Report released its updated 2021 rankings of best graduate engineering programs in the country. The UH Cullen College of Engineering has increased once again and is now rated No. 67. 

UH IE Department Hosts Annual INFORMS & IISE Cintas Hackathon Event
Thirty-two students from the University of Houston industrial engineering department attended the annual Informs & IISE Hackathon event held at...

Thirty-two students from the University of Houston industrial engineering department attended the annual Informs & IISE Hackathon event held at the Cintas services facility in Northwest Houston on Saturday, Jan. 25. 

New UH/HCC Engineering Academy Steps Into The Spotlight
Over 100 individuals joined representatives from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College last Thursday...
The UH/HCC Engineering Academy at Katy is a unique educational partnership between UH and HCC.

Over 100 individuals joined representatives from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College last Thursday, Feb. 20, for the first official UH/HCC Engineering Academy Information Session. The event was held at the new UH at Katy facility, which officially opened in August 2019.

UH PROMES Scholars Give Back This Holiday Season
Engineering students address needs in the UH and Houston communities   It’s the season of giving, and students who are enrolled in the UH Cullen...
UH Cullen College Women of PROMES is Holding an essentials drive for the holiday season.

Engineering students address needs in the UH and Houston communities

 

It’s the season of giving, and students who are enrolled in the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES) are making the most of it.

Seven UH Engineering Students Win 2019 ASIE Scholarships
The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) awarded seven of their 22 engineering scholarships this year to students attending the...
ASIE 2019 Scholarship Winners courtesy photo from ASIE

The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) awarded seven of their 22 engineering scholarships this year to students attending the UH Cullen College of Engineering. The selected undergraduate and graduate students represent six of the college’s seven engineering departments.

Here are the UH scholarship winners:

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Distinguished Alumnus Wayne Klotz To Speak At Fall 2019 UH Cullen College Commencement
Klotz views engineering as a 'license to change the world.'   Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (...
Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (MSCE ’76)

Klotz views engineering as a 'license to change the world.'

 

Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (MSCE ’76) was named the keynote speaker for the college’s fall 2019 commencement on Friday, December 13. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1974 and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Cullen College in 1976.

Cullen College Students Shine in UH Graduate Research Showcase
UH graduate students inspire each other with accomplishments  
UH Cullen College students Dalia Lezzar and Madeleine Lu won big in the 3MT competition in the 2019 UH Graduate Research Showcase.

UH graduate students inspire each other with accomplishments

 

Remembering UH Alumna and Longtime Educator Betty Barr
Barr was one of the first female faculty members at the Cullen College of Engineering   Betty J. Barr, University of Houston alumna and beloved...
Betty J. Barr, UH alumna and pioneer female faculty member at the Cullen College of Engineering.

Barr was one of the first female faculty members at the Cullen College of Engineering

 

Betty J. Barr, University of Houston alumna and beloved longtime educator at UH Cullen College of Engineering, died Nov. 1, 2019. She was 74.

Record Number of Cullen College Engineering Students Attend 2019 Forbes Under 30 Summit
Forbes, a renowned business publication, has selected seven UH Cullen College of Engineering students to participate in its 2019 Under 30 Scholars...
Rukaiya Batliwala, mechanical engineering junior at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Forbes, a renowned business publication, has selected seven UH Cullen College of Engineering students to participate in its 2019 Under 30 Scholars program. Last year only one engineering student, Ayoola John-Muyiwa (BSPetE ’19), was chosen.

Energy Industry Experts to Visit UH Campus for 2019 Energy Night
The Energy Coalition, a collaborative University of Houston student organization, is hosting the 2019 Energy Night on Monday, November 4, at the...
The Energy Coalition, a UH student organization, is hosting the 2019 Energy Night.

The Energy Coalition, a collaborative University of Houston student organization, is hosting the 2019 Energy Night on Monday, November 4, at the Student Center. The event will bring in leading experts who can share insights and answer questions about the future of the energy sector.

Cullen College IE Professor Awarded Two NSF Grants to Improve Health Care Delivery
Taewoo Lee’s Projects Deal With Diabetic Retinopathy and Organ Transplants   Taewoo Lee, assistant professor of Industrial Engineering at the UH...
Taewoo Lee, assistant professor of Industrial Engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering

Taewoo Lee’s Projects Deal With Diabetic Retinopathy and Organ Transplants

 

Taewoo Lee, assistant professor of Industrial Engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was awarded two grants to address critical issues in health care by the National Science Foundation.

Cullen College Professor Wins Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Jerrod Henderson Recognized for Diversity and Student Success Efforts   Jerrod Henderson, instructional associate professor at the UH Cullen...
Jerrod Henderson, instructional associate professor at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, with some of his students.

Jerrod Henderson Recognized for Diversity and Student Success Efforts

 

Jerrod Henderson, instructional associate professor at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, will receive the 2019 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from his alma mater. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois chose seven alumni to recognize.

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