2013-2014 Student Handbook

Academic Enrichment Programs

PROMES—Engineering Program

  • E316 Engineering Bldg 2
    713-743-4222
    www.egr.uh.edu/promes

  • The Cullen College of Engineering has a program focused on the recruitment and retention of studentsâ€"the Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES), pronounced "promise." PROMES provides academic advising, a Project-Based Learning introductory engineering course, peer mentoring, community-building and an emphasis on Academic Best Practices. PROMES is open for all engineering intents.

    PROMES students are clustered into common sections of their math and science classes and have an opportunity to participate with peers in supplementary problem-solving sessions. PROMES students learn how to be successful academically, professionally, and personally. Being part of the PROMES community creates a small college atmosphere within the larger university.

    PROMES works closely with student chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Latinos in Engineering and Science (MAES), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The PROMES Action Committee (PAC) is the student leadership arm of PROMES. The leaders of these groups together with PROMES staff make up the PROMES Steering Committee.