CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

News

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

By: 

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.

Faculty: 

Department: 

Related News Stories

Houston universities team up to boost minorities in academia

Rice University, Texas Southern University and the University of Houston have won a National Science Foundation grant to help underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in engineering and science. The principal investigators are, from left: Reginald DesRoches and Canek Phillips of Rice, Pradeep Sharma and Hanadi Rifai of the University of Houston, Yvette Pearson of Rice and Wei Wayne Li of Texas Southern University. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

NSF grant to Rice, UH, Texas Southern will help future science, engineering professors

 

HOUSTON – (Aug. 13, 2019) – Rice University, Texas Southern University (TSU) and the University of Houston (UH) have won a multimillion-dollar grant to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in engineering and science.

New Engineering Academy Puts UH at Katy in the Lime Light

The University of Houston at Katy campus – set to open this fall  – will offer programs in high demand throughout the Greater Houston region – engineering and nursing.

UH Cullen College partners with HCC to Better Serve Students, Industries

 

The recently announced partnership between the new University of Houston at Katy – set to open this fall – and Houston Community College (HCC) to enable Katy-area students to earn engineering degrees right in their neighborhood has the Greater Houston community buzzing with excitement.