Houston PREP, an initiative of the University of Houston Downtown College of Sciences and Technology, is a six-week intensive program for middle and high school students; which exposes them to industry professionals, showcasing their expertise in STEM fields. The program’s annual Engineering & Career Day takes place in July, but Comcast wanted to expose the (Houston) students to an exciting hands-on interactive look into the business.
Douglas Johnson, Comcast’s Senior Manager of Engineering Operations in Houston, led the initiative to give students and teachers a tour of Comcast’s main network facility which distributes Internet, voice and video services. The tour also provided a sneak peek into the platforms that support Internet protocol, fiber networks and how technology and products are delivered to the Houston area.
The engineering team provided detailed information to students on how S.T.E.M. knowledge is instrumental in the development of Comcast platforms, design of the network, and illustrated how S.T.E.M. disciplines are applied in the day-to-day operations.
Students were amazed at how S.T.E.M. plays a major role in a career at Comcast, and they were all excited to participate in the hands on experience.
Houston PREP has served more than 300 students from the greater Houston area every summer for the last 27 years. Comcast was honored to host its faculty and students in an effort to ensure diverse and outstanding STEM talent for the future.