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Lisette Montemayor, incoming freshman, is part of UH's newest Student Success Program funded by the NSF.

The National Science Foundation awarded a $999,029 grant to a team of University of Houston researchers for a new program aimed at studying the impact of scholarships, engagement and other support on low-income students and their academic success.

UH Researchers Win $1M Award to Boost Student Success
August 6, 2018
The National Science Foundation awarded a $999,029 grant to a team of University of Houston researchers for a new program aimed at studying the impact of scholarships, engagement and other...

On Wednesday, April 25, Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES) students and alumni gathered at the UH Cullen College of Engineering to celebrate “PROMES Day,” which was recognized by the City of Houston in 1985.

PROMES Director Jerrod Henderson shared some brief comments on the program’s history, longevity and successes. The framed proclamation from the City of Houston was on display for the event attendees while they enjoyed refreshments and networking.

UH Cullen College Celebrates City of Houston “PROMES Day”
May 2, 2018
On Wednesday, April 25, Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES) students and alumni gathered at the UH Cullen College of Engineering to celebrate “PROMES Day,” which was...

The Program for Mastery of Engineering Studies (PROMES) held its 40th annual banquet on Thursday, April 12, celebrating the students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors of the Cullen College’s most enduring academic success program.

The sold-out event took place at the UH Alumni Center and featured a free dinner buffet, research poster presentations by UH engineering students and a brief awards ceremony.

PROMES Celebrates its 40th Annual Banquet
April 19, 2018
The Program for Mastery of Engineering Studies (PROMES) held its 40th annual banquet on Thursday, April 12, celebrating the students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors of the Cullen College...
Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will serve as the spring 2018 commencement speaker for the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College of Engineering 2018 commencement on Friday, May 11.

BASF Executive Heidi Alderman to be UH Cullen College 2018 Commencement Speaker
April 10, 2018
Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College of Engineering 2018 commencement on Friday, May 11.
Researchers and students from the University of Houston are working with fourth- and fifth-grade boys to promote interest in STEM.

Both the medium and the message are STEM – encouraging fourth and fifth-grade African-American and Latino boys to embrace the cool factor of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through hands-on engineering activities with their fathers and other mentors from the University of Houston.

Boys, Fathers and Mentors Work Together for STEM Engagement
March 26, 2018
Both the medium and the message are STEM – encouraging fourth and fifth-grade African-American and Latino boys to embrace the cool factor of science, technology, engineering and mathematics...

Students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering aren't just expected to do well in their labs and classes -- engineering students are expected to work in their respective fields of study while pursuing their degrees in order to land their dream jobs after college. That's why the Cullen College's Career Center offers two Engineering Career Fairs each year, one in the spring and one in the fall, to connect students to the top employers around the country early on in their academic careers.

Top Companies Recruit UH Engineers at Fall Career Fair
February 6, 2018
Students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering aren't just expected to do well in their labs and classes -- engineering students are expected to work in their respective fields of study...
UH biomedical engineering student Amanda Nash wins Student Leadership Award

Amanda Nash, a first-generation undergraduate student at the University of Houston, likes to combine biology, engineering, research and awards.

“I love learning new things and trying to understand the world around me,” Nash said about what fuels her research. “I think it is so cool to think about everyday things from a scientific point of view.”

PROMES Scholar Wins Student Leadership Award for the 2018 BEYA STEM Conference
January 24, 2018
Amanda Nash, a first-generation undergraduate student at the University of Houston, likes to combine biology, engineering, research and awards. “I love learning new things and trying to...
Jerrod Henderson

Each year INSIGHT Into Diversity, a magazine and website devoted to increasing and embracing diversity in higher education, recognizes leaders from underrepresented groups who are making a difference in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields with the Inspiring Leaders in STEM Awards.

PROMES Director Jerrod Henderson Earns Inspiring STEM Leader Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine
September 8, 2017
Each year INSIGHT Into Diversity, a magazine and website devoted to increasing and embracing diversity in higher education, recognizes leaders from underrepresented groups who are making a...
8-year-old Rafael tries on pieces of his gift - a new hand from UH students

On a Wednesday evening in November, Maria Sanchez sits quietly weeping inside a private room on the first floor of the University of Houston M.D. Anderson library.

"My baby just held a cell phone with his left hand," she allows, as the tears continue to stream.

Might not seem tear-worthy to most, but her baby is 8-year-old Rafael. Likely born with a form of symbrachydactyly, Rafael’s fingers never formed in utero, leaving him with only a tiny fist-like hand.

VIDEO: Giving a Hand to Those in Need: Two UH Undergrads Share Their Gifts
December 7, 2016
On a Wednesday evening in November, Maria Sanchez sits quietly weeping inside a private room on the first floor of the University of Houston M.D. Anderson library. "My baby just held a...

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

Engineering Students Now Have Seamless Transfer Option With UH
July 13, 2015
Beginning this Fall, San Jacinto College students will be eligible for a seamless transfer into the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

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