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CSET Faculty - Edward Sheinberg

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Edward Sheinberg

Professor, Department Chair & Fire Protection Engineering & Safety Management Programs Coordinator

Office: N706

​Professor Sheinberg is a full-time faculty member and has been teaching engineering and engineering technology courses at UHD for the past 30 years. His seven years of industrial experience consisted of solving field problems. He has written test procedures for rocket testing at the Johnson Spacecraft Center (JSC), performed on-site investigation and prepared designs, cost estimates, bill of materials, specifications, and conducted surveys used for construction bid packages. In addition: he has performed stress analysis and strength checking of detail structures used in flight for the “Earth Works” mapping program of NASA at JSC; he has written procedures, directed design and drafting personal, coordinated with the engineering department and the customer, and interacted with U.S. government agencies during his industrial tenure; he was a liaison engineer between JSC and North American Rockwell of the Command Module of Apollo 11 during its checkout phase at Downey California: and as a research engineering, he re-evaluated the portable life support system (PLISS) of the astronauts space suit prior to Apollo 11.


MME, 1971, University of Houston-University Park.
​BSME, 1968, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.​​

ENGR 1302: Engineering & Technology Fund
ENGR 2409: Engineering Mechanic s W/Lab
ENGR 3308: Fluid Mechanics I
ENGR 4323: Engineering Seminar
ENGR 4360: Adv Safety and Fire Problems
ET 3399: Directed Study in Engr Tech

Work History

Chairman of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering Technology September 2008 through Present.
Associate Professor, University of Houston-Downtown 2007 through Present.
Assistant Professor, University of Houston-Downtown, 1978 through 2007.


  • Mr. Sheinberg has been a faculty member at the University of Houston-Downtown since 1978. He previously served as past Department Chair and currently serves as the Coordinator, Safety Management program in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering Department.
  • He has taught courses in Engineering including Engineering Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and the graduating senior Engineering Seminar course.
  • Served as past Department Chair and is currently the Coordinator, Safety Management program in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering Department.​


Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, Pincus, George, and Sheinberg, Ed, Fire Protection and Safety Management: Two Partnership Programs, accepted for presentation and publication in Proceedings 2008 ASEE Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 22-25, 2008.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, Sheinberg, Ed, and Pincus, George,Teaching Fire Science and Technology Using Computer Fire Models, presented and published in Proceedings, 2006 CIEC Conference, San Antonio, TX, January 25- 27, 2006.

Sheinberg, Edward R., Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) in Safety Management, Seamless Transitions State Conference, Austin, Texas, 2005.

Sheinberg, Edward R., Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Meeting Community Needs: Safety and Fire Engineering Technology Program, presented and published in Proceedings, ASEE 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 20-23, 2004.

Sheinberg, Edward R, Safety & Fire Engineering Technology:  Meeting the Needs of Industry, 2004 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC).

Sheinberg, Edward R, Laboratory Manual - Strength of Materials, ENGR 2110, UHD.

Sheinberg, Edward R., Edited by - Teaching Science Through Technology - Part 2, Simon & Schuster Custom Publishing , 1996.

Sheinberg, Edward R., Edited by – Teaching Science Through Technology - Part 1, Simon & Schuster Custom Publishing , 1996.

Nandagopal, N. S. and Sheinberg, Edward R., Industry’s Perception of Education Engineers in the 21st Century, presented at the Gulf Southwest Section ASEE Conference.  It won first prize as the “Best Paper.”

Sheinberg, Edward R, Teaching Ethics in Engineering, presented at UHD's Third Annual Teaching Conference.

Honors & Awards

Certificate of Appreciation: For Continuous outstanding Support from the UHD Chinese Student Association, 1991.

Winner of the Annual Technical Paper and Presentation Award: The American Society for Engineering Education, March 1990.

In Appreciation: For your Guidance and Support from the UHD Chinese Student Association, 1990.

NASA ALT Award: “The crews of the Approach and Landing Test Program are pleased to present you with this medallion in appreciation of your contributions to the successful ALT flights of the space shuttle orbiter Enterprise.” 1978.

NASA Group Achievement Award: “In recognition of their outstanding achievements in planning a test program utilizing the KC 135 zero-gravity aircraft that significantly contributed to the development of the Orbital Maneuvering System for the Space Shuttle Orbiter.” 1976.

ASTP Award: “The crews of the Apollo Soyuz Test Project are pleased to present you with this medallion in appreciation of your contribution to the success of the first international manned space mission.” 1975.

Skylab Award: “This medallion is presented in appreciation of your dedication and efforts in insuring the successful accomplishment of the Skylab Program.’ 1974.

Letter of Commendation for overall support of the Apollo 11 mission, 1969.

NASA Award: “In recognition of contributions to the medical support of manned spaceflight.’ 1969.

NASA Man on the Moon Award: “In appreciation for your Contribution and Effort Toward the Success of the Apollo 11 Mission,’ 1969.

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