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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...

BP representative Gabe Cuadra (1988 BSChE) presents a check to UH Cullen College of Engineering Dean Raymond Flumerfelt and Vita Como, director of the Engineering Career Center. The gift will support the Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES), equipment purchases in the chemical and mechanical engineering departments and the UH student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

BP Check Presentation
April 12, 2006
BP representative Gabe Cuadra (1988 BSChE) presents a check to UH Cullen College of Engineering Dean Raymond Flumerfelt and Vita Como, director of the Engineering Career Center. The gift...

Senior mechanical engineering student Okechukwu Ofili was named Homecoming King at halftime of the UH-East Carolina football game at Robertson Stadium. Ofili is the second consecutive king from the Cullen College of Engineering. Last year, Xavier Cano received the same honor. There is an application process for every nominee as well as an interview with a panel of judges to ensure the impartiality of the vote, but Ofili said being an engineering student set him apart.

Consecutive 'Homecoming King' Titles Awarded to Engineering Students
November 23, 2004
Senior mechanical engineering student Okechukwu Ofili was named Homecoming King at halftime of the UH-East Carolina football game at Robertson Stadium. Ofili is the second consecutive king...
Gerhard Paskusz, Ph.D. Director of PROMES, Professor of Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Professor Gerhard Paskusz, founder and director of the college's highly successful Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies, will be recognized as a new Fellow Member of the American Society for Engineering Education at the organization's national conference in Nashville this June.

Director of PROMES Program Named Fellow by American Society for Engineering Education
May 13, 2003
Electrical Engineering Professor Gerhard Paskusz, founder and director of the college's highly successful Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies, will be recognized as a new Fellow...

The Program for the Mastery of Engineering Studies (PROMES) at the University of Houston invites students entering the 8th-11th grade to an all-expense-paid two-week program all about engineering July 14-26.

Each week will be packed full of fun courses, games, competitions, plant visits and talks with engineers and current UH engineering students.

PROMES Hosts a Summer Camp July 14-26 for 8th-11th Grade Students
April 8, 2002
The Program for the Mastery of Engineering Studies (PROMES) at the University of Houston invites students entering the 8th-11th grade to an all-expense-paid two-week program all about...

The first roots of one of the longest-running programs of its kind in the nation reach back more than 25 years ago, to a symposium in Washington, D.C., where UH engineering professor Gerhard Paskusz listened intently to the speech of General Electric CEO Reginald H. Jones.

PROMES Program Helps Students Sustain Success
January 17, 2002
The first roots of one of the longest-running programs of its kind in the nation reach back more than 25 years ago, to a symposium in Washington, D.C., where UH engineering professor...

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