Student Success

The eighth annual Undergraduate Research Day, coordinated by the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Honors College, was held Thursday, October 11 in the Rockwell Pavilion and the Honors College in UH's M.D. Anderson Library. This exciting day featured poster presentations of more than 100 University of Houston undergraduates, including 23 from the College of Technology. The student presenters included participants from the 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program and other undergraduates who have conducted substantive research projects within the last year.

The Engineering Technology Department's eight teams displayed their innovation and creativity through a broad range of research topics:

  • Audio (G) Fusion (View the YouTube video: Audio (G) Fusion at Cornell Cup USA)
  • Home Innovative Intelligent Technology
  • Non-Invasive Glucometer Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Petroleum Service Environmentally Assisted Corrosion
  • Self-Powered Pacemaker
  • Sensing System for Real Time Detection of Upper GI Endoscope Loop
  • Two-Way Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) Jumper Analysis with Interacting Underwater Current
  • UH A.N.S.A. Technologies (View the YouTube video: Absolutely-No-Strings-Attached Technology)

In addition, a student from the Abramson Center for the Future of Health presented "Preliminary Emerging Themes from a Cohort of Heart Failure Self-Management Interviews."

Several faculty served as mentors for the student researchers. Principal Investigators and industry mentors included:

  • Dr. Driss Benhaddou
  • Dr. Seamus Curran
  • Christian Landry
  • Dr. Bernard McIntyre
  • Dr. Mequanint Moges
  • Raresh Pascali
  • Dr. Luca Pollonini
  • Demond Williams
  • Dr. Xiaojing Yuan

Principal Investigators and mentors from the Abramson Center for the Future of Health included: Clifford Dacso, M.D. and Lara Colton, M.D.