CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Educational Outreach

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.

  • Girls Engineering the Future: A STEM Event Sponsored by Chevron

    Girls Engineering the FutureThe annual "Girls Engineering the Future" event at the University of Houston introduces Houston-area girls in grades 4-8 to the wide and wonderful world of engineering through fun, hands-on activities led by award-winning Cullen College professors and students. Girls participating in the event will learn about the different engineering fields and professions and engage with current and former industry leaders.

    Address:
    Engineering Bldg 1
    Houston, TX 77204
  • GK-12

    GK-12 fellow Rachel Howser, a Ph.D. student in the college's civil and environmental engineering department.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] edu
    Address:
    N207D Engineering Bldg. 1
    Houston, TX 77204-4006
    Phone: 713-743-4256
  • GRADE Camp

    grade-camp-2013-week-1-day-520130614_0430.jpgG.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 [dot] uh [at] gmail [dot] com
    Address:
    E316A Engineering Building 2
    Houston, TX 77204-4005
  • PROMES

    IMG_7187.jpgThe 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] edu
    Address:
    E316 Engineering Bldg 2
    Houston, TX 77204-4010
    Phone: 713-743-4222
  • RET

    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] edu
    Address:
    N310 Engineering Building 1
    Houston, TX 77204-4005
    Fax: 713-743-4444
  • REU

    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:
    reu2018 [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] edu
    Address:
    N310 Engineering Building 1
    Houston, TX 77204-4005
    Fax: 713-743-4444
  • STEP Forward Engineering Camp

    Step-Forward-Camp-June-201320130621_0616.jpgSTEP 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] edu
    Address:
    E316 Engineering Bldg 2
    Houston, TX 77204-4010
    Phone: 713-743-4222