Biomedical Engineering Students Selected for International Biosciences Summer Program

  BME Students in Turkey
  (Left to right): Nate Piety, Aubrey Swilling, Dr. Metin Akay, Dr. Yasemin Akay, Kian Torabian, Kate Mossman in Seferihisar-Izmir, Turkey.

This summer, four biomedical engineering graduate students from the UH Cullen College of Engineering traveled to Seferihisar-Izmir, Turkey, for the 15th International BIO-X Summer School program on Biocomplexity, Biodesign, Bioinnovation, Biomanufacturing, and Bioenterpreneurship.

BIO-X aims to expose undergraduate and graduate students to new directions in computational biology, bioinformatics, and molecular engineering research and encourage the dissemination of new tools and resources to the field of systems biology.

UH students Nate Piety, Aubrey Swilling, Kian Torabian, and Kate Mossman were four of only 26 students selected to attend the summer program this year. They were selected for outstanding academic achievements and sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the IEEE Life Science Initiatives, and the Cullen College's Biomedical Engineering Department. Read the Full Story

A Day of Service Honors the Late Dr. J. Davis Armistead  

Students participate in the College of Optometry's Day of Service
College of Optometry students participate in A Day of Service honoring the late Dr. J. Davis Armistead.

The College of Optometry's Class of 2020 participated in A Day of Service on Saturday, August 20, at the Houston Food Bank helping to provide 8,405 meals to the community. This inaugural event is part of the larger Weeks of Welcome activities and orientation the Class of 2020 experiences prior to their first days of class. This event fostered new memories and connections for the first year Optometry students with the Greater Houston community, in which they live and serve.

A Day of Service was in honor of the late Dr. J. Davis Armistead, the namesake for the College of Optometry building. Armistead was involved with the Lubbock food bank since its inception over 30 years ago, helping create policies and procedures for the food bank as well as working in the field. Armistead, who lived through the Great Depression era and served in World War II, pointed to the Rotary Club's motto of "Service Above Self" as his motivation for his philanthropic spirit.


University News

The UH Architecture Gallery recently featured work from 13 graduate and undergraduate students who spent time in Spain and France studying architecture as part of the Pan-American Studio: SPAIN + FRANCE 2016. Read the Full Story

Third-year Pharm.D. students, Shutian Ju and Brian Nwokorie, were appointed to National Initiative Chair leadership positions. Ju will serve as the 2016-17 Chair of the National Remember the Ribbon Initiative, which is "dedicated to improve the health, education, and social environment of minority communities, with respect to HIV/AIDS awareness, education, and prevention." Nwokorie was appointed 2016-17 Chair of the Bridging the Gap program, which aims at helping members transition from the student organization to the professional organization.

Dr. Ahmed Senouci, associate professor in the University of Houston Department of Construction Management, and a team of Concordia University researchers have joined forces to solve potential shortages in the world's future water supply. Read the Full Story

Travels with Shasta!

Shasta in Morocco

Send your photos of Shasta's travels to, tweet them @SashaProf , or share them with Provost Paula Myrick Short on Facebook.

Shasta with student Hasina Sadiwala dressed as a Moroccan farmer. Hasina traveled to Morocco as part of her learning abroad experience in Cadiz, Spain.

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