The University of Houston, (UH) was founded in 1927 in Houston, Texas. Today, UH has more than 36,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university has 12 academic colleges and more than 40 research institutes and centers. Notable academic and research departments include, space commercialization, superconductivity, biomedical engineering, petroleum exploration and engineering and virtual technology.
Promising device snags young inventors coveted spot at IShow
The IShow is for young inventors what "American Idol" is for young performers, and a pair of local researchers has won a coveted spot in the IShow finale in Palm Desert, Calif., this weekend.
Research team developing new noninvasive brain-mapping technology
Two Japanese scientists will arrive at the University of Houston next month to help develop a unique brain-mapping device that promises to deliver more comprehensive and accurate insights into the mind at a fraction of the ...
UH sociologist has different perspective on obesity 'epidemic'
Headlines tell us the nation is getting fatter, and that obesity has become an epidemic. But there is more to the story, according to one University of Houston sociologist.
UH team helps NASA improve navigation systems for lunar exploration
If NASA is going to successfully establish a permanent human presence on the moon, it must be able to accurately track and direct its crew members and exploration vehicles, and the space agency has charged a University of ...
University of Houston to test local buses for fuel efficiency
It seems fuel economy is on everyone's minds these days.
From cars to cancer: Researcher employs auto industry tools for tumor therapy
An effort is under way at the University of Houston to use technologies with origins in the automobile industry to develop new tools that will help doctors and technicians better plan radiation therapy for patients with head ...
New study links job stress in teachers to student achievement
After 17 years of researching traumatic stress with war-afflicted populations (veterans and civilians) and job stress in the medical profession, Teresa McIntyre, a research professor in the department of psychology and the ...
Chemist investigates material for next-generation computer memory
Investigating the building blocks for next-generation computer memory has earned a University of Houston (UH) chemist his third Tier One research award.
Researchers explore use of fat cells as heart attack therapy
For those of us trained to read nutrition labels, conventional wisdom tells us that fat isn't good for the heart. But a team of University of Houston researchers has set out to use fat cells to beef up heart muscles damaged ...
Medical robotics to improve heart surgery
In a truly interdisciplinary effort, a team of biomedical scientists and engineers from the University of Houston (UH) and physicians from The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (TMHRI) are collaborating to develop a platform ...