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The Burdens of Seeing the Future

The first thing you should know about futurists is that we don’t practice futurism. “Futurism,” as Wikipedia can tell you, refers to a 20th-century, Fascist-Party-adjacent artistic movement in Italy. Don’t worry; that’s not what futurists do. What we do, to put it simply, is try to make sense of change.

$1M Gift from Brij and Sunita Agrawal to Upgrade UH Technology Lab in Sugar Land

Prominent entrepreneur and University of Houston Distinguished Alumnus Brij Agrawal and his wife, Sunita, have pledged $1 million to fund manufacturing laboratory equipment at the UH College of Technology building in Sugar Land. In recognition of the Agrawals’ generosity, the building’s ground floor auditorium will be named the Brij and Sunita Agrawal Auditorium.

New Student Organization Focuses on Innovation

A new student organization encourages members to be innovative as they fold in leadership and academic learning into practice. The Technology and Innovation Leaders of Tomorrow (TILT) is a new group with goals of engaging with industry leaders and companies, facilitating mentoring, scholarship and job opportunities, and raising awareness of the industry trends.

Leadership and Innovation Students Put Skills to Work for City of Sugar Land

Sugar Land, TX – Student interns from the University of Houston College of Technology’s Leadership and Innovation Management Program are impressing City of Sugar Land leaders, helping to solve problems, and improving city services. The program is entering its third year, offering students the opportunity to earn an Innovation Engineering Blue Belt certification and course credit.

Research Experience for Teachers Site Program Facilitates STEM Professional Development

Over a six-week period during the summer of 2022, twelve high school teachers participated in a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) site program hosted by the College of Technology at the University of Houston.

DesignYou Creating Links To Education For Houston Students

The DesignYou Code Camps for students are one-week academic camps for students entering grades six through eight in fall 2022.

College of Technology Launches High School Career Exploration Program in Biotechnology

The University of Houston (UH) College of Technology biotechnology department hosted 29 high school students for Pathway to University Programs on June 13-15 to introduce students to careers in biotechnology, food science and nutrition.

CIS Hosts AWS Competition

In collaboration with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy, the computer information systems (CIS) program at the College of Technology is the first university program to host an AWS team competition nationwide.

‘Considerate and Accommodating’ Profs Credited for First-Gen’s Successful Road to Graduation

First-generation college students frequently have a more challenging experience acclimating to college than students whose parents have college degrees, but a University of Houston Class of 2022 graduate says his professors made the process easier.

Executive Masters in HRD Launches Podcast to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary

The Executive Masters in Human Resource Development (HRD) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by launching a new podcast series.

New Algorithm Could Simplify Decisions for Ship Channel Dredging

A new decision-support tool could become a game changer in the dredging of ship channels. Millions of dollars are at stake every time a major ship channel is cleaned up. Delays in dredging can cost even more by triggering increased risks, repeated maintenance and lost revenue. In either case, the task cannot be put off indefinitely.

Digital Media Students Find Success at Digifest

Over 50 digital media students showed up to showcase some of their most noteworthy projects at this semester’s Digifest. Many students look forward to this event, as it is a great way seniors to show off their portfolios and network with alumni, faculty, and industry professionals. This semester’s Digifest was held March 23 at the University of Houston’s College of Technology at Sugar Land.

STEM Designation for Supply Chain Program

Beginning fall 2022 the University of Houston Supply Chain & Logistics Technology Degree Plan will join an elite group of supply chain programs in Texas that are STEM related as determined by the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Program (CIP), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) STEM Designated Program List, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The Growing Presence of Women in Construction

As part of Women in Construction Week (March 7-11), the College of Technology’s Cougars for Women in Construction partnered with the National Association of Women in Construction to host their first Mentoring Friday; an event that connected current female leaders in construction to students in our construction management program.