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Undergraduate Student Opportunities

Events and opportunities appearing in the NSM Undergraduate Update will be listed on this page. New listings are added regularly.

Tutoring

For summer, UH’s campus learning center, LAUNCH, will offer free online tutoring and will hold various 50-minute workshops each week via MS Teams. Workshops are open to current and incoming students.

LAUNCH Tutoring
Information on LAUNCH’s peer tutoring services and the summer schedule is posted on this webpage.

Questions? Contact launch@central.uh.edu.

LAUNCH Workshops
Upcoming Topics: (See Full Schedule)

  • The Key to Academic Success: Time Management, Create a Planner, Tue, 6/18, 1 pm
  • TSI Test Strategies: Improve Your Chances by Improving Your Scores, Tue, 6/25, Noon
  • Notetaking, College Edition, Tue, 7/2, Noon
  • Self-Care: You Gotta Nourish to Flourish, Tue, 7/9, Noon (in person outside Farish Hall & Cullen Family Plaza Fountain; email jhall4@central.uh.edu to confirm attendance)

Register for Workshops: www.uh.edu/ussc/launch/workshops/. Then, follow the instructions.

Problems Registering or Questions? Email launch@central.uh.edu.

Careers & Career Fairs

Have you ever considered teaching? The teachHOUSTON Program is an NSM Capstone that prepares mathematics and science majors to teach grades 7–12! While in the program, you will receive quality hands-on mentoring via convenient online instruction that will prepare you to be a successful teacher.

Qualifications for Program:

  • Classified as a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
  • Received a grade of B or above in Calculus I, and
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5

Your journey begins with the first course, Introduction to STEM Teaching (CUIN 4397). View the teachHOUSTON Course Sequence for an overview about how math and science majors move through the program.

Scholarship Opportunities and Alternative Certification Pathway

Key Benefits of Joining teachHOUSTON

  • Keep your major in math or science.
  • Add a math/science teaching certificate with no added time.
  • Meet your capstone requirement.
  • Try out teaching with one class (Introduction to STEM Teaching-CUIN 4397).
  • Seeking students from racially, ethnically, socially, and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Scholarships and paid internships are available.
  • Job security and satisfaction.
  • Average starting salary for teachers is $58,000.
  • MAXIMIZE your potential with teachHOUSTON – College of Natural Science and Mathematics Teacher Prep Program!

Questions or to Schedule an Appointment: Email tHadvising@uh.edu

Internships/Fellowships

PathwaysToScience.org has numerous scholarships and fellowships posted as well as 600+ research internships and opportunities. These include undergraduate level funding opportunities with an emphasis on increasing diversity in STEM. They also have tips and resources for applying:
pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.aspx

Considering Graduate School?
If you are considering graduate school, search FULLY FUNDED graduate programs in a variety of disciplines, and view resources on applying: pathwaystoscience.org/Grad.aspx

Need Help?
If you need help finding a program that’s a good fit, please feel free to email Liv Detrick, Senior Advisor, The Institute for Broadening Participation at ldetrick@ibparticipation.org for assistance.

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship is a prestigious award that supports research-oriented students in a range of STEM and social science fields during three years of graduate school. The award provides $37,000 per year plus a $16,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, international research and internship opportunities.

If you are considering graduate school, register to attend these UH Information Sessions to learn more about this opportunity to support graduate research.

Eligible Students

  • Full-time Students
  • Undergraduate Juniors/Seniors
  • First- and Second-Year Graduate Students

Session Topics - All Sessions Held at 4 pm via Zoom

  • Mon, June 3: What is NSF GRFP? - Register
  • Mon, June 17: Introducing the Personal Statement - Register
  • Mon, June 24: Introducing the Research Statement - Register

For more information about the NSF GRFP Information Sessions, contact Dr. Ben Rayder, btrayder@uh.edu.

Other Opportunities

Interested in teaching English or conducting a research project abroad for a year? Consider applying to the Fulbright US Student Program!

Fill out the interest form to schedule an appointment to learn more.

For specific questions about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, please contact the UH Fulbright Program Advisor Dr. Ben Rayder (btrayder@central.uh.edu).