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Houston, TX 77204-5017 Fax: 713.743.8199

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2007

Contact: Lisa Merkl
713.743.8192 (office)
713.605.1757 (pager)
lkmerkl@uh.edu

REVIEW COURSE OFFERED AT UH FOR ENGINEERING STATE BOARD EXAM
Eight Weeks of Study Prepare Engineers for Spring Professional Licensing Test

HOUSTON, July 11, 2007 – Engineers planning to take state exams this October in preparation for obtaining their professional licenses can enroll in review courses offered by the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

The Cullen College of Engineering offers review courses to prepare engineers for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE/P&P) examinations. Registration deadline for each course is Wednesday, Aug 8.

The FE review course will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings from Aug. 23 through Oct. 11. The Mechanical Engineering (PE/P&P) review course will be Monday and Wednesday evenings from Aug. 20 through Oct. 10. Each of the 15 two-hour sessions is from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.

A registration form, fee schedule and additional information are available on the Internet at http://www.egr.uh.edu/ContEd/ or by contacting Stella Vasquez, UH Cullen College of Engineering, at 713-743-4714 or svasquez@uh.edu. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each non-credit review course will present material typical of the particular test and will be taught by faculty and industry experts. Classes will be conducted at the UH main campus.

The FE exam is the first step an engineering student or graduate must take to become a professional engineer. The PE/P&P exam is a test offered in a specific discipline of engineering and is taken after a prescribed number of years of engineering practice. Licensing as a professional engineer protects the public by ensuring that engineers have met certain standards of competency in education.

About the University of Houston
The University of Houston, Texas’ premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.

About the Cullen College of Engineering
UH Cullen College of Engineering has produced five U.S. astronauts, ten members of the National Academy of Engineering, and degree programs that have ranked in the top ten nationally. With more than 2,600 students, the college offers accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees in biomedical, chemical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, industrial, and mechanical engineering. It also offers specialized programs in aerospace, materials, petroleum engineering and telecommunications.

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