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Houston Early Research Experience (HERE)

Houston Early Research Experience (HERE)

May 2017 Research Seminar: "Let's Talk Houston"

The Houston Early Research Experience (HERE) is a two-week workshop in May intended to orient rising sophomore and junior undergraduates to the fundamentals of conducting research. UH faculty members will lead the seminars. HERE will uncover the complexity of understanding and grappling with big picture problems. Students will discuss academic topics, broaden their professional network, and learn how to ask the right research questions when approaching their work. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

HERE students receive a $1K fall scholarship for their involvement, and an invitation to join the Houston Scholars program in the fall semester. A selected group of HERE students will also present at a Grand Challenges Forum lecture to over 150 students, faculty and staff throughout the campus community.

Eligibility for Candidates
Have at least four semesters remaining at UH after summer 2017 (This means you should not graduate before Spring 2019)
Have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA
All majors are eligible

HERE Seminar Activities
Faculty and community leader lectures and discussions
Read and discuss academic articles with seminar leaders
Conduct faculty-guided research 
Go on field trips throughout Houston
Deliver a research presentation 

HERE Deadline: The deadline for the HERE 2017 program is March 24, 2017. The online application will be available soon.

For More Information
Dr. Karen Weber, kweber@uh.edu 
Dr. Jennifer Asmussen, jkgajan@Central.UH.EDU
Dr. Lynda Hallmark, lghallma@Central.UH.EDU 

Summary of the 2017 HERE Program

The 2017 seminar focused on the City of Houston—the history, future trends, environment, pollution, politics, and more.

Schedule for Program
May 15 - May 26, 2017 
9a.m.-2p.m. 

Daily Agenda for Program
9-10a.m. Small Group Seminars

10-11a.m. Guest Speaker

11-11:30a.m. Lunch Break

11:30-1p.m. Small Group Seminars

1-2p.m. Research for Final Projects