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UH PROMES Receives Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

National award recognizes programs making a difference

The Program for the Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES) at the University of Houston received a 2018 Inspiring Programs Award in STEM from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

UH Researchers Win $1M Award to Boost Student Success

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 Cullen College Celebrates City of Houston “PROMES Day”

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.

Boys, Fathers and Mentors Work Together for STEM Engagement

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.

Top Companies Recruit UH Engineers at Fall Career Fair

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.

PROMES Scholar Wins Student Leadership Award for the 2018 BEYA STEM Conference

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.”

VIDEO: Giving a Hand to Those in Need: Two UH Undergrads Share Their Gifts

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.

G.R.A.D.E. Camp Redefines STEM Field Roles

Engineering and computer science professions attract fewer women than other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields in the United States. For more than a decade, professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have worked to change this longstanding tradition by hosting summer engineering camps strictly for girls.

College Bids Farewell to PROMES Program Manager

Matthews at the 2014 PROMES Banquet

After 25 years of service to the Cullen College of Engineering, John Matthews, program manager for PROMES and STEP Forward Camp director, will retire on January 31st.

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