The award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Award winners were selected by the magazine based on efforts to inspire and encourage a new generation of young people to consider careers in STEM through mentoring, teaching, research, and successful programs and initiatives.
“Without PROMES hundreds if not thousands of Cullen College of Engineering graduates may not have earned their degrees. As much as it’s 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. “This work, being in the trenches with students, is tremendously important and it’s great to be recognized for what you love to do.”