What is UH Energy?

UH Energy is a platform to integrate UH system-wide efforts and enable the university to be a strategic partner of the energy industry by producing trained workforce personnel, strategic and technical leadership, research and development, and technology incubation. That's why UH is the "Energy University."

UH offers several innovative educational programs at all levels. We are the first university in North America to offer a Masters and graduate certificate in Subsea Engineering, which is the developing future of deep-sea oil drilling. The energy and sustainability undergraduate minor is offered to students of all majors, who will find the knowledge gained in its courses to be an advantage in the energy job market.

Student involvement is critical to UH Energy. We strive to contribute leading thinkers to the workforce. We work together with the Energy Coalition, a student organization that fosters multidisciplinary communication and collaboration amongst various colleges and discipline-focused groups.

UH Energy also selects and appoints Energy Ambassadors who work together to promote, plan, organize and run upcoming events. 

UH Energy launched a cross-disciplinary partnership program with faculty and students - thought leaders from each energy-related college, these Energy Fellows will contribute blogs on current topics in the energy world and shape the conversation on energy at UH and beyond. 

The Energy Advisory Board, which is comprised of energy industry leaders, will provide strategic guidance, external coordination, and industry support for UH Energy.

UH Energy is committed to outreach and involved in several ways with the Houston community. Four times a year, UH Energy sponsors the Energy Symposium Series, a panel discussion on critical issues in energy with leading experts on issues relevant today.

Every summer, we host a summer camp for the Energy Institute High School freshmen. The students hear from professors and UH students about real-world energy problems and work. They tour the campus, perform energy-related experiments and hopefully get excited about their upcoming studies in energy and their future career choices.

UH Energy also participates every year in Houston’s Earth Day and Energy Day, which showcase energy technology and innovations and sustainability.