University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering


Mentor a Student

The are several opportunities at the UH Cullen College of Engineering to mentor a student. By providing guidance and insight, working professionals can have a substantial impact on the student experience here at the Cullen College.

STEP Forward

The STEP Forward Mentoring program places undergraduate engineering student mentors in the classrooms at local low-income high schools and brings high school students to the UH campus. We maintain strong partnerships with Wheatley High School and Chavez High School, both of whom have adopted Project Lead the Way pre-engineering curricula. STEP Forward Mentors also assist with high school programs such as FIRST and VEX Robotics, rocketry, and a number of design competitions and math and science activities. We partner with the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) and serve as the regional host for SECME. Contact us to become a Step Forward Partner! Your contributions place engineering student mentors in the classrooms at local low-income high schools and help support K-12 outreach.


The purpose of GRADE Camp is to mentor young students from grades 8-12 into engineering or a STEM major field as a career. As a mentor, you will teach the basic concepts of engineering and what engineers do and you will also get to positively impact a student about college life. To be a mentor you must be available the weeks of June 13-17 and June 27-July 1st because these are the weeks of camp. Also you must be available the week before camp 1 and the week after camp 2. For more information, contact jquiroz [at] uh [dot] edu (subject: GRADE%20Camp) (Janice Quiroz).