The University of Houston System Board of Regents presented the Regents’ Academic Excellence Award to the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES). The award recognizes University of Houston System institutions’ programs and initiatives that exemplify academic excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement.
PROMES promotes engineering recruitment and retention among students from traditionally underrepresented groups. It provides a positive learning environment that supports the needs of engineering undergraduate students. The participants of this program leave equipped with the tools to handle the demands of their engineering careers.
“Without PROMES hundreds if not thousands of Cullen College of Engineering graduates may not have earned their degrees. As much as it is about helping prepare students academically, PROMES is also a family and a community, connecting students to campus, the college, employers and each other,” said Jerrod Henderson, director of PROMES.
Building a diverse community of scholars within the Cullen College of Engineering, PROMES Scholars learn together, study together, socialize together, and encourage each other to be leaders at the University of Houston and in their careers beyond graduation. The program launches students as leaders in their fields and prepares these undergraduates for future careers in engineering.
“I applaud the leadership of PROMES and the UH Cullen College of Engineering for increased diversity of our engineering school applicants,” said Paula Myrick Short, UH senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “This program allows our students to reach their full potential, and I know we will continue to see success in the future.”