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Professor Glover guides campers in building and programming their robot.

High school students explored the world of engineering at two camps this summer, hosted by the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Summer Engineering Camps Challenge and Motivate High School Students
July 12, 2011
High school students explored the world of engineering at two camps this summer, hosted by the UH Cullen College of Engineering.
Some 140 people participated in the 2nd Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk held at the University of Houston on Saturday, April 16. The walk was sponsored by PROMES.

The Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES), an engineering excellence program at the Cullen College of Engineering, sponsored the 2nd Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk held at the University of Houston last Saturday. The three-mile walk around the UH Campus is part of a larger, nationwide effort that benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

PROMES Sponsors Out of Darkness Walk
April 21, 2011
The Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES), an engineering excellence program at the Cullen College of Engineering, sponsored the 2nd Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk...
UH PROMES students assist Texas middle and high school students in testing their wind turbine designs.

The University of Houston, this weekend, was host to the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) 25th Annual Statewide Math and Science Competition.

Encouraging women and underrepresented minorities to become more involved in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, the event brought 320 middle and high school students from across the state to the UH campus.

UH Hosts STEM Outreach Event
April 14, 2010
The University of Houston, this weekend, was host to the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) 25th Annual Statewide Math and Science Competition. Encouraging women and...
Coleman Rink, a freshman biomedical engineering major, rigs his team's contraption for a class demonstration. The machine was designed to feed a goldfish remotely. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Unlike the light bulb or the computer, inventions on display in one Cullen College of Engineering classroom last week will never be mass-produced for the American home.

A rough construction from household items, childhood toys and even Hurricane Ike remnants, students crafted curious contraptions to fill bowls with milk and cereal, decorate Christmas cookies, deliver a television remote by plane, pour a can of soda into a glass and turn a switch on and off.

Students Demonstrate Curious Inventions During End of Semester Presentation
December 8, 2008
Unlike the light bulb or the computer, inventions on display in one Cullen College of Engineering classroom last week will never be mass-produced for the American home. A rough construction...
Three MESET Camp participants construct a roller coaster as part of a design challenge to learn basic engineering principals. Photo courtesy of Dr. Kathy Zerda.

Fifty high school seniors from across the country got a hands-on introduction to engineering last month through a camp offered by the Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES) in the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

High School Seniors Get a Taste of College at UH Engineering Camp
June 28, 2007
Fifty high school seniors from across the country got a hands-on introduction to engineering last month through a camp offered by the Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES) in...

Gerhard Paskusz, professor emeritus at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and founder of its groundbreaking PROMES Program, is being honored this week for his efforts to advance the prospects of minorities in engineering.

Engineering Professor Honored for Work with Minority Students
June 26, 2007
Gerhard Paskusz, professor emeritus at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and founder of its groundbreaking PROMES Program, is being honored this week for his efforts...
Freshman engineering design team Marie Politte, Sheresa Burkey, Mauricio Salto and Crystal Ibarra, from the PROMES section of ENGI 1100, won second place in the Texas A&M Regional Engineering Conference design competition.  Photo compliments of Julie Trenor.

A team of four freshman engineering students won second place in the Texas A&M Regional Engineering Conference (TREC) design competition on February 10th. TREC, founded in 2001 by the Student Engineers Council at Texas A&M University, is an inter- collegiate engineering design competition that provides students with an opportunity to develop teamwork and leadership skills, as well as network with corporate sponsors.

UH Engineering Students Take Second in Regional Design Competition
March 6, 2007
A team of four freshman engineering students won second place in the Texas A&M Regional Engineering Conference (TREC) design competition on February 10th. TREC, founded in 2001 by the...
Engineering students (from left) Maebeth Stiglet, Tomica Henson, Brandy Jones and Vinita Kapoor attempt a problem-solving exercise at the WELCOME Retreat last month. Photo provided by WELCOME.

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering held its first annual Women-in-Engineering Retreat last month. A total of 35 students, about ten percent of the undergraduate female student body, attended the event.

The retreat, which took place in Galveston at the Hawthorn Suites hotel, was organized by the Women in Engineering Learning Community for Maximizing Excellence program, or WELCOME.

WELCOME Retreat a Huge Success
October 12, 2006
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering held its first annual Women-in-Engineering Retreat last month. A total of 35 students, about ten percent of the undergraduate female...
PROMES program manager, John Matthews, chats with a group of Wheatley High School students at the Step Forward kick-off event held at UH on Sept. 29. Students joined their mentors for an afternoon of math contests and challenges.  Photo provided by Kathy Zerda.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a grant to help prepare high school students for academic success through a new, innovative program called Step Foward.

College Launches "Step Forward" Program for High School Students
October 10, 2006
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a grant to help prepare high school students for academic success...

Julie Trenor, instructional assistant professor and director of undergraduate student recruitment and retention at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has received two grants to conduct research into the decisions of female students to select and persist in engineering majors.

Engineering Professor to Study Female Student Motivations
September 13, 2006
Julie Trenor, instructional assistant professor and director of undergraduate student recruitment and retention at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has received two...

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