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Engineering Students Lead STEM Outreach Event in Brazil

Engineering Students Lead STEM Outreach Event in Brazil

Cullen College of Engineering students boarded a plane bound for Brazil for the third annual SWE “One Day in Engineering” outreach event.

Welcome to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. We are located in Houston, Texas; a city with one of the highest concentrations of civil and environmental engineering companies in the country. Our educational programs offer unique opportunities for a successful career start. The Department has approximately 383 undergraduates and 169 graduate students pursuing BSCE, MS, MCE and PhD degrees in civil and environmental engineering.

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Two doctoral students in the UH Cullen College of Engineering received the college’s Best Dissertation Awards for fall 2015.

December 10, 2015
Two doctoral students in the UH Cullen College of Engineering received the college’s Best Dissertation Awards for fall 2015.

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. 

November 12, 2015
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...

This summer, five students from the University of Houston’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) student chapter traveled to the rural Nicaraguan village of Telpochapa to construct a schoolhouse from the ground up.

November 3, 2015
This summer, five students from the University of Houston’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) student chapter traveled to the rural Nicaraguan village of Telpochapa to construct a schoolhouse from the...

The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library and the Honors College. At the event, over 175 undergraduate students from 11 University of Houston colleges showcased their research with poster and oral presentations.

October 27, 2015
The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library and the Honors College. At the event...

Department Updates

Civil Engineering Undergrad Awarded ASCE Scholarship
Civil Engineering Undergrad Awarded ASCE Scholarship
April 17, 2013

Josue Navarro, a civil engineering undergraduate student, received a Houston Branch ASCE Scholarship. He was recognized at the April 16 Houston Branch ASCE 70th Anniversary Luncheon by Brett Pope, P.E., (MCE ’11), ASCE Houston Branch Vice President - Education.

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Dr. Tedesco's current research interests include finite element modeling of structures, response of structures to dynamic loads, repair of concrete structures...

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