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Subsea Engineering’s “Passport to UH” is a Passport to Fun for Young Students

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Laurie Fickman
Sparking young minds at Passport to UH events
Sparking young minds at Passport to UH events
Catapult launch and learn
Catapult launch and learn

Engineering may not be elementary, but elementary-aged students can still enjoy engineering. And they did, en masse, during two Passport to UH events hosted by the Cullen College’s subsea engineering program.

On Jan. 20, baby engineers from Lamar ISD 5th grade classes gathered at UH during Subsea STEM Day, which encourages young students to become involved in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Subsea engineering alumni joined industry leaders from GE Oil & Gas, FMC, NOV and Baker Hughes as judges and mentors for the event

On Feb. 3, subsea engineering hosted Memorial Elementary School’s 4th grade with 65 students.

They also toured the UH campus, hitting highlights including the University Center (UC), MD Anderson Library and TDECU Stadium. Then they got down to business as their catapults were presented to judges from notable engineering companies Baker Hughes and NOV along with subsea engineering alumni from the Cullen College.

The Passport to UH program is led by Matthew Franchek, founding director of the subsea engineering program and mechanical engineering professor.

For a look at the days of engineering fun and learning, click here.

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