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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.


UH’s campus learning center, LAUNCH, offers in-person tutoring and will hold various 50-minute online workshops via MS Teams each week.

Upcoming LAUNCH Online Workshop

Problems Registering or Questions? Contact Jaelyn Lynch at jjlynch@uh.edu.

LAUNCH Tutoring
LAUNCH’s free tutoring service is drop-in/walk-in system and is first come, first served. There is no appointment necessary. See the Fall 2023 Tutoring Schedule.

Location: Cougar Village 1, N109

Questions? Email launch@uh.edu

NSM’s Scholar Enrichment Program (SEP) offers free tutoring to UH students enrolled in the science, computer science and mathematics courses listed on the Scholar Enrichment Program Tutor Schedule. Tutoring is available for:

  • Biology I
  • Biochemistry I
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Chemistry I, II
  • Organic Chemistry I, II
  • College Physics I, II
  • University Physics I, II
  • College Algebra
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus I, II, III
  • Intro to Programming
  • Data Structures
  • Computer Science & Programming

Hours: Mon–Fri, 9 am–5 pm

Location: University Libraries, Room 56
Enter through the southeast entrance at the back of the M.D. Anderson Library across from the Student Center. Go down the stairs and to the far hallway. Turn right, just past the Technology Commons front desk.

Undergraduate Research

Are you interested in doing research as an undergraduate? NSM’s Undergraduate Research pages give you information and tips on how to find research opportunities. Links to outside internship opportunities are available in this suite of undergraduate research-related webpages.

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

UH’s HPE Data Science Institute is launching a new Micro-Credentialing Program in Data Science. These free classes are open to all students, culminating in a micro-credential that can be placed on networking pages.

To receive the Micro-credential badge, complete the courses listed below in any semester. These courses will neither affect your GPA nor appear in your transcripts. 

Four Courses:

  • Principles of Data Management Badge
  • Scientific Programming with Python Badge
  • Data Visualization using Paraview & Tableau Badge
  • Introduction to Machine Learning Badge

Questions: contact@hpedsi.uh.edu

Kscholastic Tutoring Company is seeking academic tutors for a variety of subjects for K-12 students.

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Houston-area in-person tutoring (must have a personal vehicle)
  • Must be available 3 evenings a week
  • Must be available until the end of the school year (May 31, 2024)

Starting Pay: $30/hour

Learn More: Visit www.kscholastic.com

To Apply: Send your resume and a statement of interest to karla@kscholastic.com.


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:

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 US Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) provides financial support for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering (science and engineering track). The program also funds doctoral candidates in applied mathematics, statistics or computer science who are pursuing research that will contribute to more effective use of emerging high-performance systems (mathematics and computer science track). The fellowship provides full payment of tuition and fees, an annual stipend, and a 12-week practicum at a DOE national laboratory.

Eligibility Details and Program Requirements
Undergraduate seniors are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: Wed, Jan 17, 2024

Candidates should reach out to Dr. Ben Rayder, btrayder@central.uh.edu, for more information and feedback on application materials.

NASA Office of STEM Engagement internships leverage NASA’s unique missions and programs to enhance and increase the capability, diversity and size of the nation’s STEM workforce. Internships provide students with the opportunity to participate in either research or other experiential learning, under the guidance of a mentor at NASA.

Internships are available at multiple NASA Centers. Applicants for this internship must be U.S. Citizens and meet a minimum 3.0 GPA requirement.

More Information
Explore Internships

Application Rolling Decision Deadline for Summer 2024: Feb 2, 2024


Phi Beta Kappa Society is accepting online applications for the Key into Public Service scholarship. Phi Beta Kappa membership is not required, but students must attend a Phi Beta Kappa chapter institution and have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

The program connects undergraduate arts and sciences majors with pathways into local, state, and federal government service. The Society will select 20 successful applicants who will receive $5,000 academic scholarships and will participate in an educational conference experience in Washington, D.C., that will provide them with training, mentoring, and resources on pathways into public service careers.

Characteristics of ideal recipients include intellectual curiosity, breadth and depth in arts and sciences coursework, leadership propensity, and service to others.

Deadline: Mon, Jan 22, 2024

More Information and Application

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship recognizes outstanding students studying in NOAA mission fields. Scholars receive up to $9,500 per academic year to support their studies, as well as paid summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the U.S.

Application Deadline: Wed, Jan 31, 2024, 10:59 pm Central

For More Information and Application Feedback: Reach out to Dr. Ben Rayder, btrayder@central.uh.edu.

Apply for an NSM Scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year. The online application and instructions on how to apply are listed on this page.

Eligibility: To apply, undergraduate students must be in good standing at UH and have completed at least one long semester (fall, spring) at UH, be an NSM major, have a cumulative GPA in all UH hours that meets the specifications of the endowment, and have 24 or more semester credit hours remaining in the degree program at the time of the scholarship award. The recipient must enroll in, and complete, a minimum course load of 12 semester credit hours (full-time equivalent) in the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters.

Deadline: Fri, Feb 23, 2024, at 5 pm