Faculty, staff, family and friends gathered on the morning of Thursday, May 14 to celebrate with the spring 2015 graduates. Award-winning students were recognized during the program, including the Dean’s Medal recipients, the honorary College of Technology Outstanding Student, Outstanding Graduate Student, Engineering Technology Outstanding Student, and six graduation ceremony Banner Bearers.
In celebration of their exceptional accomplishments, four faculty members in the University of Houston College of Technology were recognized with awards for research, teaching, and service, on May 1 at the UH Sugar Land campus.
The Texas Medical Center Volunteer Service Advisory Council ‘2015 Salute to Volunteers’ luncheon, Thursday, May 14, featured Dr. Denton A. Cooley as guest speaker. Dr. Cooley is a distinguished cardiovascular surgeon who created the Texas Heart Institute and School of Surgery. Honoree, An Dinh, a volunteer in the University of Houston Cougars For Kids program was named UH Volunteer of the year.
Tom Herman, newly named UH head football coach, will be the featured speaker at the graduate convocation ceremony for the College of Technology, the Conrad Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management, and the College of Education, on May 14, 2015, 2 p.m., Hofheinz Pavilion.
The Engineering Technology Department is one of two departments at the University of Houston that has received a combined $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation to support scholarships for students in engineering technology and computer science.
UH College of Technology instructors Can Le and Harold Halliday accompanied 24 Graphic communications students from Dubiski Career High School who were delegates and competitors at the State Leadership and Skills Conference.
College of Technology undergrad student Christian J. Kuhasz has been awarded the Energy Explorer Scholarship. The award was announced during the UH Energy Symposium, March 31, 2015. Made possible through support from Statoil North America and Direct Energy, the $1500 scholarship is designated for students pursuing an energy-related major or minor or conducting research in an energy related field.
Sponsored by the Lemelson-MIT JV InvenTeams program, more than 100 inquisitive high school students toured the University of Houston College of Technology labs and the College of Architecture on April 14. Houston’s stormy skies did not dampen their spirits as they enthusiastically interacted with technology faculty, staff, and student ambassadors.
On April 2, while most students were tucked away in classrooms on campus, 19 digital media program students from the University of Houston College of Technology’s Package and Design class stood in the Houston Staples Fulfillment Center.
Winner of the Best in Category student award, Ranyah Al-Hebshi, was recognized at the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast’s Graphic Excellence Awards gala, held at the Doubletree in Greenway Plaza on April 22, 2015.
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, acting vice president/vice chancellor for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston, has been asked to testify before Congress about an innovative workforce training program developed for the energy industry.