A service of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, PROMES (pronounced "promise") provides engineering students with recruitment, academic advising, workshops, scholarships and job opportunities.
The Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES) was established at the University of Houston in 1974 for the recruitment, retention, and academic development of Hispanic, African American, and Native American students in the Cullen College of Engineering. Today PROMES is open to all students in the college, and our mission is to provide a positive learning environment that supports the needs of undergraduate students. PROMES builds a diverse "community of scholars" within the Cullen College of Engineering: PROMES students learn together, study together, socialize together, and encourage each other to be leaders here at UH and in their careers beyond UH.
If you are interested in being a facilitator or an assistant for one of the engineering workshops, or if you would like to be a Peer Mentor in one of the PROMES classes, review the Facilitator Duties document and complete the Workshop Facilitator Application Form linked on the sidebar. A completed application, unofficial transcript, and current resume should be turned in to the PROMES office (E316-D3) as soon as possible. Contact the PROMES office at 713-743-4222 if you have any questions.
SPRING 2013 WORKSHOP ENROLLMENT
Click here to view the workshop schedule for spring semester.
Workshops are not a for-credit course and are offered at no cost to you. (There are a few exceptions, e.g. if you need a credit hour to maintain full time status. However, in this case you will pay for the credit hour and your grade will be Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, not a letter grade.) We are currently planning to offer workshops in selected sophomore and junior level ECE, MECE, CHEE and PETR courses.
- You enroll through an online survey, not through Peoplesoft. Use the link below to sign up.
- Seats are allotted on a first-come-first-served basis. Your application through survey monkey is time-stamped, so early enrollment is best.
- Attendance at each workshop session is mandatory. You will permanently lose your seat in the workshop if you have more than three unexcused absences.
- Workshop students must come prepared to each session and be ready to contribute. This is not a tutorial session. It is “collaborative learning”, which is a setting wherein students help each other to master the course content and solve problems together. Those who continuously come to workshop late or are unprepared will be dropped from the workshop.
- Workshops begin the first week of classes. Those who sign up online but do not show up on the first day of the workshop risk losing their seat to another student.
- If you sign up for a workshop and your plans later change, you do not have to notify us. If you fail to attend on the first day of your workshop you will simply be dropped from the list at that time.
If you would be interested in participating in one of these workshops, complete our registration form.
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