SICSA

Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture

Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA)

  • RASC-AL 2017 competition
    SICSA students are RASC-AL competition finalists
  • AIAA Human Spaceflight: Phobos Base Design Competition
    2016-2017 First Place winners
  • Genesis Single Person Spacecraft Interior Design Competition
    SICSA Students Win Superior Design Award
  • Ancile-Hab
    The Shield of Mars. SICSA team was one of ‘Top 30’ finalists of 3D-printed Habitat Challenge competition.
  • Space Exploration
    Modular Architecture for 0-G
  • Lunar Habitat
    Surface Habitat Concept
  • Space Exploration
    TransHabitat
  • The Expedition
    A Cislunar / Martian Orbiter
  • Deep Space Exploration
    Mission to Phobos and Deimos
  • Planetary Exploration
    Mars Surface Base
  • Extreme Environment
    Offshore Oil Rig Re-Purposing
  • Mars Transfer Vehicle
    Re-Configurable Building System

College of Engineering News

UH Engineering Professors Offer Unique Research Experiences to Undergrads
UH Cullen College of Engineering professors are known for offering undergraduate students unique opportunities to get involved in high-level research...

UH Cullen College of Engineering professors are known for offering undergraduate students unique opportunities to get involved in high-level research projects. One such opportunity is available through the National Science Foundation's REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program.

Engineering Students Now Have Seamless Transfer Option With UH
Beginning this Fall, San Jacinto College students will be eligible for a seamless transfer into the University of Houston Cullen College of...

Beginning this Fall, San Jacinto College students will be eligible for a seamless transfer into the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

G.R.A.D.E. Camp Redefines STEM Field Roles
Engineering and computer science professions attract fewer women than other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields in the...

Engineering and computer science professions attract fewer women than other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields in the United States. For more than a decade, professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have worked to change this longstanding tradition by hosting summer engineering camps strictly for girls.

Aerospace Engineering Curriculum Launches to New Heights
The mystique of the most populous city in Texas was imprinted in the imaginations of people around the world when astronauts uttered “Houston” in...

The mystique of the most populous city in Texas was imprinted in the imaginations of people around the world when astronauts uttered “Houston” in their first communications from space during NASA’s heyday. Professor and former NASA astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar, who serves as director of UH Cullen College of Engineering’s aerospace engineering and SICSA space architecture programs, looks forward to the day when space exploration again transfixes people of every nation.

The Future of Space: Uncovering the Cosmos
For the first time in history, scientists are confident that exploration beyond Earth could realistically yield space tourism, Moon colonies, Mars...

For the first time in history, scientists are confident that exploration beyond Earth could realistically yield space tourism, Moon colonies, Mars missions and settlements, and extraterrestrial life, adding to the inevitable technological outgrowths that improve everyday life on Earth.

Space Architecture Program Draws Academics From Around the World
The theory of space architecture sounds simple: design and build environments for outer space. Its completion, however, is anything but. And for...
"We’re trying to teach students to think about the mission as a whole. Not just designing one piece," Bannova said.

The theory of space architecture sounds simple: design and build environments for outer space. Its completion, however, is anything but. And for engineers and designers looking to hone their skills at space architecture, only one campus provides the specific education they need: the University of Houston.

Extreme Environment Workshop for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Extreme Environment Workshop: Design for Survival -- Where and When it Matters Most Take part in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate level...

Extreme Environment Workshop: Design for Survival -- Where and When it Matters Most

Take part in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate level course which explores urgent habitation challenges which are both common and unique to various Earth and space environments. Investigations and discussions will address issues that include:

Shooting for the Stars: UH's Larry Bell Discusses Space Architecture
When it comes to architecture, Larry Bell and the University of Houston are shooting for the stars…literally.
Larry Bell, Director of the Space Architecture Graduate Program at UH and Head of the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA)

When it comes to architecture, Larry Bell and the University of Houston are shooting for the stars…literally.

Larry Bell and Bonnie Dunbar Discuss Re-Engineering Space Program in Forbes.com Column
Read Larry Bell's full op-ed column, "A Discussion With Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar: Re-Engineering America's Space Leadership," at Forbes.com.
Bonnie Dunbar, Larry Bell, Forbes.com

Read Larry Bell's full op-ed column, "A Discussion With Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar: Re-Engineering America's Space Leadership," at Forbes.com.

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