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Civil Engineering Ph.D. to Attend SIAM Conference in Computational Science and Engineering
The new year has only just begun, but one civil engineering Ph.D. student is already planning to pack his bags and hit the road.

The new year has only just begun, but one civil engineering Ph.D. student is already planning to pack his bags and hit the road.

UH Concrete Canoe Team Wins Third Place at Regionals
A team of University of Houston engineering students took third place at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Texas/Mexico Regional...

A team of University of Houston engineering students took third place at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Texas/Mexico Regional Concrete Canoe Competition.

Concrete Canoe Team Places Third in Competition
The UH chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers participated in the concrete canoe competition at the 2012 Texas-Mexico Student Regional...
UH concrete canoe team

The UH chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers participated in the concrete canoe competition at the 2012 Texas-Mexico Student Regional Conference in San Antonio last month, taking third place overall. The UH team’s entry named HOPE was dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer.

Ph.D. Candidate Honored for Academic and Philanthropic Achievements
Isis Mejias with Congressman Ted Poe

Civil Engineering Grad Student Wins Fellowship
For the second time in three years, a Cullen College graduate student has won the O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship from the American Society of Civil...
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For the second time in three years, a Cullen College graduate student has won the O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Civil Engineering Graduate Student Wins Paper Competition
Taraka Ravi Shankar Mullapudi, a Ph.D. candidate in the Cullen College’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, won the Earthquake...
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Taraka Ravi Shankar Mullapudi, a Ph.D. candidate in the Cullen College’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, won the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s 2011 Student Paper Competition.

The award was presented to Mullapudi during the group’s 63rd Annual Meeting, held in La Jolla, Calif., last week. Mullapudi presented the winning paper, “Seismic Behavior of RC Structures Subjected to Combined Loading Including Torsion,” at the gathering.

Grad Student Wins Fellowship to Study Soil’s Resistance to Bending
A UH Cullen College of Engineering graduate student has won a fellowship to research an underused method of distributing the load of a structure in...
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A UH Cullen College of Engineering graduate student has won a fellowship to research an underused method of distributing the load of a structure in soil.

Concrete Canoe Team Competes, Places in Nationals
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s concrete canoe team finished among the top 15 teams at the national competition in...
The University of Houston concrete canoe was one of 22 teams to compete at the national competition in California. Contributed photo

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s concrete canoe team finished among the top 15 teams at the national competition in California over the weekend.

It was the sixth appearance by a team from the university in the 23-year history of the competition. Just like their competitors, UH earned a chance to compete in San Luis Obispo, Calif. after winning their regional contest earlier this year.

Graduate Student Takes Home Honor at ICE Competition
Taraka Ravi Shankar Mullapudi, a Ph.D. candidate in civil and structural engineering, placed third at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) USA...
Taraka Ravi Shankar Mullapudi holds the three awards he recieved at the 24th Annual Campus Leaders Reception and Awards Ceremony April 27. Contributed Photo.

Taraka Ravi Shankar Mullapudi, a Ph.D. candidate in civil and structural engineering, placed third at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) USA Graduate and Student Paper Competition recently.

Concrete Canoe Team Captures First, Qualifies for Nationals
For months, a team of University of Houston civil engineering students has been concocting the perfect recipe. A dash of fly ash, some silica fume,...
Students from the Concrete Canoe Team pose with Steer Clear, their 215-pound concrete canoe. Photo by Thomas Shea.

For months, a team of University of Houston civil engineering students has been concocting the perfect recipe.

A dash of fly ash, some silica fume, foam, shredded tires, PVA fibers, water, ceramic beads, glass bubbles and most importantly, a little cement. What they ended up with was a concrete mixture light enough to be buoyant.

UH Students Win Regional Concrete Canoe Competition for Second Year
A team of University of Houston engineering students paddled their way to a second consecutive first place win April 28 at the Texas/Mexico...
Photo by Thomas Shea.

A team of University of Houston engineering students paddled their way to a second consecutive first place win April 28 at the Texas/Mexico Regional Concrete Canoe Competition.

The students beat out 11 teams competing at Texas’ Corpus Christi Bay for the title. High rankings in each of the four portions of the competition—an oral presentation, engineering term paper, physical display and five canoe races—launched them into the top spot.

Students Receive Energy Engineering Scholarships
Five UH Cullen College of Engineering students were recently each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Association of Energy Engineers...

Five UH Cullen College of Engineering students were recently each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Association of Energy Engineers Foundation to be used for courses directly related to energy engineering or energy management.

UH Concrete Canoe Team Headed to Nationals
A team of undergraduate students from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering took first place in the Texas/Mexico regional Concrete...
The UH student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) won the regional concrete canoe competition in April, earning them a spot in the upcoming national competition June 14 in Seattle, Wash. Photo compliments of ASCE student chapter.

A team of undergraduate students from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering took first place in the Texas/Mexico regional Concrete Canoe Competition, giving them the right to represent the area at the national competition on June 14 in Seattle, Wash.

Graduate Student Receives Fellowship for Work in Water Purification
Archana Venkataramanan, an environmental engineering graduate student with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, received a $5,000...
Environmental Engineering graduate student Archana Venkataramanan works with a electrocoagulation unit designed for drinking water purification research. Photo by Stephen Pinchback.

Archana Venkataramanan, an environmental engineering graduate student with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, received a $5,000 fellowship from the Ivanhoe Foundation for her research on drinking water purification.

UH Civil Engineering Research Recognized with SSRC Vinnakota Award
The results of research conducted in the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were recently recognized in April 2005 by the Structural...

The results of research conducted in the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were recently recognized in April 2005 by the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC), which presented them with the Vinnakota Award for a paper detailing their research efforts. The research work will soon be put into practice in the construction of bridges used in the renovation of the Fulton and Irvington overpasses on Loop 610 in north Houston. Ozgur Egilmez, Ph.D.

UH Engineering Student Gives Back to Community, Teaches to Reinforce Knowledge
Joseph Joubert said, “To teach is to learn twice,” and civil engineering senior Kimani Augustine has lived by that principle. From his teaching...

Joseph Joubert said, “To teach is to learn twice,” and civil engineering senior Kimani Augustine has lived by that principle. From his teaching career in the Caribbean to the various tutorial programs he participates in at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, Augustine has fed his passion for math and science by sharing it with others.

UH Civil Engineering Students Paint for Community Service
Four University of Houston civil engineering students recently participated in a Paint-a-Thon Community Service Project during the National Student...

Four University of Houston civil engineering students recently participated in a Paint-a-Thon Community Service Project during the National Student Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

On June 22, UH students Tene Kuo, Michelle Gonzalez, Justin Edwards and Suneeth Waas joined roughly 40 other civil engineering students across the country to help scrape, prime and paint the home of John Vasen, a 62 year old repairman in Madison, WI.

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