By Jeannie Kever:: The city of Houston has worked hard to improve its tech and innovation ecosystem, but a key element has been missing – a sales force specially trained to promote tech companies and their products. The Sales Academy, an eight-week program launched at the University of Houston, will prepare early and mid-career professionals to work in the technology industry.
By Jeannie Kever:: Can “mindfulness” improve offshore safety? Researchers will teach offshore energy workers exercises designed to help them focus on the moment and on specific tasks. Based on research in other industries, including health care, the researchers expect to find a link between mindfulness and better safety outcomes.
By None:: The workers at the center of the demonstration are not employees of the University of Houston. Regardless we expect that employees of contractors and subcontractors performing work on campus be treated fairly and in accordance with the protections afforded to them under the law.
By Chris Stipes:: The University of Houston College of Medicine has received a $5 million gift from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). The gift will provide $3.5 million for scholarships to at least 35 medical students and $1.5 million to create a pipeline program to attract and retain students from diverse backgrounds who have an interest in practicing primary care medicine.
By Laurie Fickman:: The Akay Lab biomedical research team at the University of Houston is reporting an improvement on a microfluidic brain cancer chip previously developed in their lab. The new chip allows quick assessment of the effectiveness of a cancer drugs.
By Jeannie Kever:: Researchers have for the first time demonstrated what happens at the molecular level when two compounds known to inhibit crystal growth were combined, yielding new insights into malaria treatments and, more broadly, improving the process of drug development.
By None:: The online master’s degree programs at the University of Houston College of Education rank among the best in the nation, according to the 2020 list from U.S. News & World Report. Specifically, the college ranked No. 8 for its online M.Ed. programs.
By Jeannie Kever:: Evaporation can explain why water levels drop in a full swimming pool, but it also plays an important role in industrial processes ranging from cooling electronics to power generation. But determining when and how quickly a liquid will convert to a vapor has been stymied by questions about how – and how much – the temperature changes at the point where the liquid meets the vapor, a concept known as temperature discontinuity. Researchers from the University of Houston have reported answers to those questions, addressing 20 years of conflicting findings.