Researchers Design 'Soft' Robots that Can Move on Their Own
If Star Wars’ R2-D2 is your idea of a robot, think again. Researchers led by a University of Houston engineer have reported a new class of soft robot, composed of ultrathin sensing, actuating electronics and temperature-sensitive artificial muscle that can adapt to the environment and crawl, similar to the movement of an inchworm or caterpillar.
Houston GPS Alliance Adds College of the Mainland Houston GPS Alliance Adds College of the Mainland
College of the Mainland is the latest institution to join the Houston Guided Pathways to Success (GPS) alliance, a regional collaboration that provides a timely, structured and seamless pathway for students transferring from Gulf Coast-Houston area community colleges to Houston area universities.
UH Researcher to Produce Next Generation of Hispanic Obesity Educators
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture is serious about the next generation of Hispanic obesity educators. It has awarded UH health education professor Norma Olvera $297,385 to train them.
NSF Funds Hobby School's Post-Harvey Houston Survey
The Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support an ongoing survey of Houston-area residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
UH Bauer College of Business Helping Bridge the Generational Divide
The University of Houston Bauer College Small Business Development Center is presenting The Generational Divide Summit from 8 -11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 24. The event featuring generations expert and humorist Jason Dorsey, focuses on Millennials, Generation Z as consumers and workers.
Researcher Takes New Approach to Antibiotic Tolerance
University of Houston researcher Mehmet Orman is investigating bacterial cells that won’t die when an antibiotic hits them.
Researchers Seek to Improve Quality Control for Nanomanufacturing
Researchers from the University of Houston are developing a new quality control tool for continuous nanomanufacturing, a key step in moving nanodevices from the lab to the real world.
Boys, Fathers and Mentors Work Together for STEM Engagement
African-American and Latino students are less likely than their white and Asian counterparts to complete a four-year STEM degree, at a time when demand for workers with those skills is growing. Researchers from UH will use a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand a project intended to spur interest in the field among younger students.
Living 'Undocumented' Has Consequences For Entire Family
Parenting is stressful enough in a traditional family context but parents living in the United States without documentation status experience additional challenges. A study led by a researcher from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work found that these parents feel trapped, burdened by the constant threat of separation from their children and discouraged by how their undocumented status affects child wellbeing and family processes.
Nanomaterials Hold Promise for Producing Hydrogen from Water
A UH researcher is using hollow gold-silver nanoshells to boost the efficiency of photocatalysts, generating hydrogen fuel from water, powered only by sunlight.
Apr 19 7pm
The Jazz of Physics: The Link between Music and the Structure of the Universe
Explore the connection between jazz music and physics at "The Jazz of Physics: The Link between Music and the Structure of the Universe."
Apr 21 5pm
Shelter in Place
Part public performance, part public installation, Shelter in Place is a community focused photography project by UH School of Art professor Keliy Anderson-Staley.
Apr 24 5pm
S M L XL XXL: A Scaled Approach to Transformation
A spring studio led by faculty members Donna Kacmar and Susan Rogers sought to extrapolate the risks made visceral through Harvey as a means to examine possible future mitigation and scenarios. What future city do we imagine, how can we prepare for future disasters, and how might we get there? The studios research efforts focused on five scales (S, M, L, XL, XXL) ranging from the household scale to the scale of the city. The design efforts focus on exploring three scales of transformation across three parameters preparing, reacting and recovering for and from a disaster.
Apr 24 6:30pm
Former Congressman Bill Sarpalius Book Event
Join us as former congressman Bill Sarpalius presents The Grand Duke from Boys Ranch. The book is a unique political memoir - the story of a life of unlikely paths that is at once heartbreaking and inspirational.
Apr 26 12pm
Celebrity Chef - Jet Tila
Join the university in welcoming nationally celebrated chef Jet Tila. Celebrity Chef Jet Tila specializies in all styles of Asian cuisine. He will demonstrate some of his cooking techniques while on campus.
Apr 27 7:30pm
UH Ensemble Dance Works
This annual audience favorite features original dance theatre by faculty and guest artists performed by our pre-professional dance company, the UH Dance Ensemble.
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