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Houston PREP Engineering & Career Day Returns July 13

For 30 years, UHD’s College of Sciences and Technology has hosted the Houston Pre-freshman Enrichment Program (Houston PREP), a no-cost summer camp for middle and high school students from predominantly underserved communities. The program is focused on building a pipeline of diverse, outstanding STEM talent. A key component is the Annual Engineering & Career Day—to be held July 13—where students get a view of possible careers in engineering, sciences, and computer science. Select companies are invited to make interactive presentations, showcase their industry expertise, and inform students about pursuing careers in these fields. 

Help build STEM awareness and bright futures! 

The involvement of passionate STEM volunteers is critical to Houston PREP’s success. If you know of an industry representative who would be interested in attending and engaging with students about their career, their field, and their company, please ask them to contact Sangeeta Gad at gads@uhd.edu or 713-221-8432 to discuss presentation time slot and other logistics, or to request additional information.


Presentations and hands-on activities can be offered to groups of approximately 30-60 participants in periods of 50 minutes. Presenters are then invited to stay for a special luncheon and student presentations in the early afternoon. 

  • 9 a.m. – Noon                     Presentations
  • Noon – 1 p.m.                     Presenters’ Luncheon
  • 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.               Presentations and student project demonstrations

The event will be held on the UHD campus, 1 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002, Academic Building 3rd Floor Auditorium (A350). Parking is available in the UHD Visitor Parking Garage, 201 Girard St. at Travis.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.