Dr. Jamison V. Kovach has been elected as a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). She and seven others were recognized at the 2019 World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Fort Worth, TX on May 20-22, held at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena.
The College of Technology hosted a celebratory brunch before commencement on May 9. Banner bearers from the College were among the honorees. Department chairs and associate deans extended their congratulations.
The Houston Electrical League (HEL) sponsors an annual Engineering Technology Conference, where more than 250 professional engineers gather to hear about the latest technology and earn personal development hours for their professional license accreditation.
For the fifth time, a student enrolled in construction management program at the University of Houston has earned the highest score in the nation on the rigorous American Institute of Constructors (AIC) certification exam. Sami Belaiter, who looks forward to graduating in December 2019, scored 278 out of 300 – 97%. The overall UH passing rate is 77.9%, while the national average is 73%.
Wenli Yang has been awarded the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering Outstanding Dissertation Award for her doctoral thesis on Low Temperature Synthesis Sapphire or Ruby and their Applications. Her materials engineering research proposes to find a cost-effective way to produce industry applicable sapphires and rubies. Sapphires can become anti-reflective coating in a solar cell or a thin lens coating, while rubies can be applied as a stress sensor for electronics.
Francisco Robles Hernández, associate professor of mechanical engineering technology, will be the keynote speaker at the Conference of the South African Advanced Materials Initiative (CoSAAMI). A Republic of South Africa Department of Science and Technology (DST) initiative, the conference will be held at the Riverside Sun Hotel in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, October 22 – 25, 2019.
University of Houston students from computer information systems, digital media, and engineering technology programs participated in a one-day “UHacks” event co-sponsored by Sysco and Amazon Web Services (AWS), April 19.
Soumaya El Barrak, a doctoral student from the University of Abdelmalek Essaadi, National School of Applied Sciences of Tangier (ENSA-Tanger) in Morocco, is visiting the University of Houston College of Technology as a Fulbright Scholar.
The University of Houston College of Technology held a spring 2019 showcase where senior digital media students displayed their portfolios and networked with visiting employers. This year’s DigiFest event was held February 26 at the University of Houston at Sugar Land.