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Houston Early Research Experience (HERE)

May 2020 Research Seminar: "Urbanization"

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 and instructors 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 scholarship for their involvement, and an invitation to join the Houston Scholars program in the fall semester.

2020 HERE Program Description
For the 2020 program, students will examine various aspects of urbanization, including infrastructure, policy, demographic patterns, emergency preparedness, and the long-term impacts on affected communities. These topics will contribute to a larger conversation on how the Houston metropolitan area might better address issues related to urbanization. 

Apply Here: HERE May 2020 Program Online Application

HERE Orientation: 
Students accepted into the HERE Program are required to attend the orientation session in mid-April, date TBD.


Eligibility for Candidates
Rising sophomores and juniors. Have at least four semesters remaining at UH after summer 2020 (This means you should not graduate before Spring 2022).
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 
Participate in field experiences throughout Houston
Deliver a research presentation 

HERE 2020 Application Deadline: March 20, 2020

HERE 2020 Mandatory Orientation: mid-April, TBD

HERE 2020 Program Dates: May 11-22, 2020

For More Information:
Dr. Rikki Bettinger, rrbettinger@uh.edu