CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

News

PHOTOS: College Says Goodbye to Long-Time PROMES Program Manager

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailPDF version

By: 

Melanie Ziems
John Matthews watches on as PROMES students thank him for his service.
John Matthews watches on as PROMES students thank him for his service.

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

Students, faculty and staff celebrated Matthews’ tenure at the University of Houston with a mixer in the Engineering Commons where attendees were able to thank him for his service. Matthews has been an instrumental part of leading the PROMES program to new heights as well as establishing the very popular STEP Forward Camp. He also took leadership in establishing PROMES program workshops for current engineering students. PROMES workshops are peer-led, collaborative learning opportunities supporting math, science and engineering courses. The workshops are open to all engineering students, helping them to grasp tough concepts early in their engineering studies.

See the photos from Matthews’ retirement party here.

Centers/Programs: 

Related News Stories

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.”