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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

UH’s campus learning center, LAUNCH, offers tutoring and will hold various 50-minute workshops each week via MS Teams. Workshops start on June 10.

Tutoring with Teams
Information on LAUNCH’s tutoring services is available on this webpage: https://uh.edu/ussc/launch/

Workshops
Topics include: ( See Full Schedule)

  • College-Level Reading
  • Tips for First-Generation Students
  • Forming Study Habits
  • Anxiety Test Reduction

To Register for Workshops: Link to sign up for workshops is available at www.uh.edu/ussc/launch/workshops/. Then, download MS Teams in Office 365 and enter code umt0dfa to attend the workshop (that is a zero in the middle).

Problems Registering or Questions? Contact Laura Heidel at lheidel@uh.edu.

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.

Connect for Research Opportunities
NSM also launched a webpage where faculty can post paid or volunteer undergraduate research opportunities, giving faculty and students a new way to connect for research opportunities. You can see current openings on the NSM Undergraduate Research Opportunities Portal.

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards offers two summer workshop series, UGR@UH, a virtual workshop series for undergraduate researchers, and the SURF weekly lecture series.

UGR@UH

Upcoming Presentation, July 6: Getting Started in Research and Identifying Faculty Mentors.

They also periodically offer information sessions on various UH undergraduate research programs and how to apply for various national scholarships/fellowships.

See Complete Schedule and Register Here

SURF Weekly Lectures

Due to the virtual format of the 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards is pleased to invite all UH undergraduates interested in research to attend the weekly lecture series ( schedule). All lectures are held from 12-1:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Upcoming Lectures:

  • Applying for Fellowships and Major Awards – July 7
  • Building an Effective Resume and CV as a Researcher – July 14
  • Applying to Graduate School – July 21
  • Developing Effective Poster and Presentation Etiquette – July 28

Request Workshop Links

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

Would you like to teach English abroad for a year? Do you have a research project that you want to conduct in another country? Not sure what to do after graduation? Apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program!

Fulbright Student grants provide rising and graduating seniors, master’s and doctoral candidates, young professionals and artists from any field with opportunities for personal and professional development. Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country to foster mutual understanding. Fulbright is one of the largest academic exchanges in the world, providing approximately 2,000 grants annually in more than 140 participating countries. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Application Period for 2022-2023 is Open
August 31 is the UH deadline for Fulbright application process, and students must be endorsed in order to apply.

Interested?
Fill out the UH Fulbright Interest form to arrange an advising appointment with the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards.

Questions: Contact the UH Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Ben Rayder, btrayder@central.uh.edu.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is a prestigious award that supports research-oriented students in a range of STEM and social science fields for three years during graduate school. The award provides $46,000/year ($34,000 stipend + $12,000 Cost of Education Allowance), and international research and internship opportunities. The award supports future knowledge experts with the potential to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering.

Eligibility

  • Fields of Study: Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning Research
  • Applicants must be either rising seniors or first- or second-year graduate students
  • Plan on a Ph.D./research-oriented career
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Benefits

  • A three-year annual stipend of $34,000/year
  • A $12,000 education allowance for tuition & fees, tenable at any accredited US institution
  • Opportunities for international research and professional development
  • The increased freedom that comes with having your own graduate funds

Interested? Contact Dr. Ben Rayder ( btrayder@central.uh.edu) in the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards