The UH Cullen College of Engineering has developed many educational outreach efforts throughout the last ten years and has earned more than $8 million in federal funding to support such initiatives.
GK-12 provides STEM graduate students the opportunity to engage in state-of-the-art nanotechnology related research and to learn the articulation of complex scientific and engineering issues in a K-12 classroom environment through direct immersive interaction with K-12 students and teachers. The program's interactive modules uses the science behind Harry Potter to teach the fundamentals of the physical sciences.Email:psharma [at] uh [dot] eduAddress:N207D Engineering Bldg. 1Houston, TX 77204-4006Phone: 713-743-4256
G.R.A.D.E. CAMP is a week-long day program designed specifically for entering 8th to 12th grade girls who want to find out what engineering is all about through "hands-on" experience. G.R.A.D.E. CAMP emphasizes career exposure rather than career choice, so you can come just to experience something new.Email:grade [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] eduAddress:E316A Engineering Building 2Houston, TX 77204-4005
The Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES) was established at the University of Houston in 1974 to provide a positive learning environment that supports the needs of underrepresented groups (women and minorities) and first-generation-in-college students in engineering. PROMES builds a diverse "community of scholars" within the Cullen College of Engineering: PROMES students learn together, study together, socialize together, and encourage each other to be leaders here at UH.Email:promes [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] eduAddress:E316 Engineering Bldg 2Houston, TX 77204-4010Phone: 713-743-4222
RET is designed to provide teachers with the opportunity to conduct a research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor, and develop teaching modules related to engineering to take back to their classrooms. The projects cover a variety of topics, such as the diverse fields of control systems, biomedical engineering, optics, and computer programming.Email:ret [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] eduAddress:N310 Engineering Building 1Houston, TX 77204-4005Fax: 713-743-4444
The REU program, "Innovations in Nanotechnology," is designed to infuse qualified undergraduates with enthusiasm toward both graduate level education and a career in research. Participants will make important contributions to the college's ongoing research efforts.Email:reu [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] eduAddress:N310 Engineering Building 1Houston, TX 77204-4005Fax: 713-743-4444
STEP Forward Engineering Camp
STEP Forward Engineering Camp is a one-week residential engineering introduction program for rising 12th graders. The program is limited to fifty students. Participants stay on the University of Houston campus in a dormitory. UH engineering students serve as camp mentors and counselors.Email:promes [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] eduAddress:E316 Engineering Bldg 2Houston, TX 77204-4010Phone: 713-743-4222