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August 26, 2022
An alumni of the Cullen College of Engineering has been selected by The Houston Business Journal as one of 45 honorees in the fifth-annual Most Admired CEO Awards. Daniel Wong, CEO of Tolunay-Wong Engineers, Inc., is a 1988…
Daniel Wong, CEO of Tolunay-Wong Engineers, Inc. and an alum of the Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected by The Houston Business Journal as one of 45 honorees in the fifth-annual Most Admired CEO Awards.
April 28, 2022
The Cullen College of Engineering extends its condolences to the family of Gerlene “Gerri” R. Snider, a longtime benefactor to the College and the University of Houston. Along with her husband Larry, a UH alumnus, she established…
Larry and Gerlene (Gerri) Snider.
December 9, 2021
For D. Wayne Klotz (MSCE '76), it wasn't a tough decision when it came to the specific resource he wanted a new Cullen College of Engineering fellowship to support. The 2018 recipient of The Outstanding Practitioner in Water…
The continued, generous giving of the Klotz family has led to the establishment of the Karen and Wayne Klotz Endowed Fellowship in Civil Engineering, which will help to fund the graduate studies of a Cullen College of Engineering graduate student. Pictured are Karen and Wayne (MSCE '76) Klotz.
August 17, 2021
University of Houston Alumnus, Wife, Expand Legacy of Support to Cullen College of Engineering University of Houston alumnus Larry Snider achieved great success throughout his career as an engineer, leading companies and…
Larry and Gerlene (Gerri) Snider
July 13, 2020
Gwen Salama, the wife of the late Dr. Kamel Salama – a professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and the director of the Materials Engineering program – said his charm and social nature were evident…
Dr. Kamel Salama.
June 1, 2020
Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced May 29 that Dr. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan has been selected as the recipient of the newly-established Honorable Daniel Wong…
Dr. Daniel Wong.
February 28, 2019
Cullen College Beneficiary of Hickman Estate in Colorado Herbert David Hickman (BSEE ’59) from Colorado gifted his home to the UH Cullen College of Engineering to establish an endowed scholarship, with preference for electrical…
Herbert D. Hickman's gift to UH Cullen College of Engineering established the Herbert D. and Suzanne C. Hickman Endowed Scholarship in Electrical Engineering.
May 11, 2018
The UH Cullen College of Engineering's biannual Parameters magazine earned the American Marketing Association's (AMA) Crystal Award for best public relations/communications newsletter. Finalists in the category included UH's…
UH Cullen College's 'Parameters' Magazine Wins Crystal Award from American Marketing Association
March 21, 2018
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is several steps closer to landing a spot among the Top 50 engineering colleges in America. The 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings place the Cullen College on the list of the Best…
Professor Jose Contreras-Vidal, known for his work with prosthetics and brain-computer interfaces, with students.
February 5, 2018
Alumni and friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered at the Dish Society restaurant in Katy for the first Alumni Breakfast with Dean Joseph Tedesco on Friday, Feb. 2. Guests enjoyed an intimate breakfast with…
Dean Tedesco shares his perspective on growth and successes for UH Cullen College.
January 24, 2018
As a child in Lebanon, Abe Najjar (BSEE ’89, MSEE ’91) never dreamed he would one day be working in Houston as an engineer for one of the largest engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies in the U.S. Najjar’s…
Abe Najjar established an endowed scholarship for electrical and computer engineering students at UH with financial need. Photo Credit: Yuri Gevrasev
November 16, 2017
Since earning his master’s degree in petroleum engineering from the UH Cullen College in 1986 Stuart Filler has witnessed his alma mater undergo many positive transformations, eventually outgrowing its reputation as a “city…
Petroleum engineering alumnus Stuart Filler donated the first library to the petroleum engineering department
May 25, 2017
In the early days of personal computing, Cullen College alumnus Rod Canion (bachelor’s in electrical engineering 1966, and master’s in electrical engineering 1968) left the security of his job at Texas Instruments and co-founded…
Rod Canion (far right) in the early days of Compaq
October 19, 2016
More than 150 UH civil engineering alumni, faculty and students gathered at the HESS Club on Westheimer to reconnect and honor the memory of Charles Beyer at the 14th annual Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Luncheon…
From left: Russell Dunlavy, Dean Joseph W. Tedesco, Nancy Beyer, Honorable Joe Zimmerman, Trent Perez
July 24, 2015
State leaders have paved the way for new construction at UH Sugar Land (UHSL), a campus of the University of Houston. UHSL received a $54 million allocation in HB100, which the governor recently signed, to construct a new 150,000…
July 9, 2015
Doug Verret is a high school physics and math teacher turned university physics professor turned tech industry engineer. In his over three decades of experience working in technology development at Texas Instruments, Verret has…
June 17, 2015
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual Alumni Awards Gala on June 11 at the Houston Petroleum Club. The event is held every year in honor of distinguished Cullen College alumni and faculty who are awarded for…
2015 Engineering Alumni Association Gala
May 19, 2015
As the son of a migrant farm-working mother and an Air Force veteran father, Reynaldo Guerra said his path to pursue an engineering degree at the University of Houston came about by chance. In his junior year of high school,…
Reynaldo Guerra (BSME '03) Hosts STEAM Extravaganza at Rick Schneider Middle School
April 28, 2015
Over the course of his career as an engineer, Larry Snider (BSIE ’55) lived and worked all around the world. Larry and his wife, Gerri, have called many places “home,” from California and Iran, to Ohio and Pakistan. Yet no…
Larry and Gerri Snider
February 11, 2015
M.S. Kalsi (MSME ’70, PhD ME ’75) has been a long-time supporter of the UH Cullen College of Engineering and its mechanical engineering department. Now, Kalsi is giving back to the Cullen College by establishing an endowed…