University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering


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Many of today’s youth do not recognize the opportunities and rewards of a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) because they have never met a STEM professional, have no idea what one does, or perhaps perceive that they cannot pursue such a degree based on their gender, ethnic background, educational environment, or stage of life. Many have the skills and qualifications to study in one of the STEM fields, but choose careers in business, social science, and the humanities without ever considering more "technical" careers. Furthermore, students who do enter the STEM fields may not succeed, due to insufficient knowledge about how to study effectively or lack of resources. For these reasons, the University of Houston has created a retention and recruitment program aimed at increasing the number of students obtaining STEM undergraduate degrees.

STEP Forward Camp
Project Based Learning Classes
Grand Challenge Undergraduate Research Projects