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Zerda (center) at her surprise retirement party in August 2014.

Kathy Zerda recently retired from her position at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, but the former PROMES director is still making a difference in her community through her work with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

UH Suicide Prevention Walk Highlighted by Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Newspaper
October 22, 2014
Kathy Zerda recently retired from her position at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, but the former PROMES director is still making a difference in her community through her work with...

The “40th Anniversary PROMES/Shell Engineering Retirees Scholarship Endowments in Honor of Dr. Gerhard Paskusz and Dr. Katherine S. Zerda” in the amount of $40,000 was announced on May 31 at the PROMES 40th Anniversary Reconnect and Mixer event. Ten Shell retirees jumpstarted the fund with a combined $25,000 commitment.

PROMES 40th Anniversary Endowment Fully Funded
October 21, 2014
The “40th Anniversary PROMES/Shell Engineering Retirees Scholarship Endowments in Honor of Dr. Gerhard Paskusz and Dr. Katherine S. Zerda” in the amount of $40,000 was announced on May 31...

University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
Award Marks Site of 1987 Discovery of High Temperature Superconductivity

University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
October 15, 2014
University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and ComputingAward Marks Site of 1987 Discovery of High Temperature Superconductivity

This year's Undergraduate Research Day will take place Thursday, October 9th at 4 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library at the University of Houston main campus.

Out of the 150 undergraduate researchers showcasing their posters and oral presentations, 20 will be undergraduates from the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Undergraduate Research Day 2014!
October 1, 2014
This year's Undergraduate Research Day will take place Thursday, October 9th at 4 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library at the University of Houston main campus. Out of...
Zerda embraces John Matthews, PROMES Program Manager

Long time PROMES director Kathy Zerda passed the reigns last Friday to Diana de la Rosa-Pohl, and students, staff and faculty gathered to wish her well in retirement.

PHOTOS: Cullen College Bids Farewell to Long-Time PROMES Director
September 4, 2014
Long time PROMES director Kathy Zerda passed the reigns last Friday to Diana de la Rosa-Pohl, and students, staff and faculty gathered to wish her well in retirement.

The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE to increase the number and success of women faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

UH Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Promote Women in STEM Fields
August 21, 2014
The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE to increase the number and success of women faculty in the...
STEP Forward campers pose by the Houston Waterwall.

In 2006, just months after stepping into her new role as PROMES Director, Kathy Zerda led her first STEP Forward camp at the University of Houston. Over the course of the week, she watched her campers form friendships through team building exercises and field trips, and she found herself bonding with them as well.

STEP Forward Camp Forms Lasting Friendships While Teaching Engineering Basics
July 9, 2014
In 2006, just months after stepping into her new role as PROMES Director, Kathy Zerda led her first STEP Forward camp at the University of Houston. Over the course of the week, she watched...

In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and in 2008, Hurricane Ike (a Category 2 storm) came ashore over Galveston and wreaked havoc in the Houston area, knocking out power to many customers in the greater Houston metro area for several weeks.

6th Annual Hurricane and Disasters Conference to be Held on August 1
July 9, 2014
In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the coastal regions of...
Ron Cambio stands with PROMES scholarship student at the PROMES 40th Anniversary Reconnect and Mixer.

One little known fact about the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s PROMES program (Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies) is that the program’s year-to-year funding has relied largely on the generous donations of corporate sponsors and Cullen College alumni.

Shell Engineering Retirees Give Endowment to PROMES Program at 40th Anniversary Party
June 12, 2014
One little known fact about the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s PROMES program (Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies) is that the program’s year-to-year funding...

Rain may have saturated Houston last weekend, but it didn't dampen the cougar spirit at the PROMES 40th Anniversary barbecue held in front of Engineering Building 1 on Saturday.

PHOTOS: 40 Years of PROMES BBQ
June 6, 2014
Rain may have saturated Houston last weekend, but it didn't dampen the cougar spirit at the PROMES 40th Anniversary barbecue held in front of Engineering Building 1 on Saturday.

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