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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.

Events

NASA’s Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students, or SUITS, challenges students to create spacesuit information displays within augmented reality environments. After development, teams travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to test their designs. The test week is May 19-24, 2022.

More Information: Visit microgravityuniversity.jsc.nasa.gov/nasasuits.cfm

Proposals Due: Thur, Oct 28

Questions? Contact NASA-SUITS@mail.nasa.gov.

The Conference on Food Sustainability and Security will be held November 12-13. Faculty from the Honors College, the coordinator of UH Sustainability, and the director of the PEEPS program in the College of Education are collaborating on this project that will bring together faculty conducting research in this area from a broad variety of disciplines, community leaders, non-profit organizations, and businesses to discuss current issues in food sustainability and security.

Students are encouraged to attend the conference, compete in the case competition, or give presentations of their relevant research for cash prizes.

Event Flyer

Questions: foodconf@cougarnet.uh.edu

Tutoring

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

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

UH’s campus learning center, LAUNCH, will hold various 50-minute in-person workshops and online workshops via MS Teams each week. LAUNCH also provides weekly in-person and online tutoring sessions for various courses via Teams.

Workshops
Topics include: ( See Full Schedule)

  • Test Anxiety Reduction
  • Test Preparation
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • Motivation
  • Sleep Learning

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).

LAUNCH Online Tutoring with Teams
Information on LAUNCH’s tutoring services available on this webpage: ussc.uh.edu/lss/tutoring.aspx

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 organizes UGR@UH, a virtual workshop series for undergraduate researchers.

Upcoming Workshops:

  • Ethics in Research: The IRB, Fri, Sept 24, 1-2 pm
  • Interviewing 101: Preparing for Fellowships and Graduate Opportunities, Fri, Nov 12, 11am-12pm

See Complete Schedule and Register Here

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

Are you looking for a meaningful part-time job while earning your college degree? Give back to your community and become an iEducate College Readiness Mentor! iEducate is still hiring for the Fall 2021 semester.

iEducate is looking for college students to serve as tutors and mentors in local 2nd-5th grade reading, writing, math and science classrooms. iEducate also offers leadership positions with pay bonuses that develop college students into professionals, better preparing you for the workforce!

View Program Video

Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be eligible to work
  • Be a current college student with a 3.0+ GPA
  • Be able to commit at least 12 hours per week in the 7:30 AM-3 PM window
  • Have reliable transportation (the position will be in-person)

Benefits:

  • $12/hour pay
  • Career guidance in the teaching profession and invaluable leadership experience
  • Access to a diverse community of college students across Houston
  • The opportunity to have a transformational impact on a child’s life

Application: Apply.iEducateUSA.org

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. Classes offered in fall begin as early as August 30.

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

University Career Services is providing resume assistance via TEAMS now through Nov 18, Mon and Tue, 2-3:30 pm, and Wed and Thur, 10-11:30 am. Join Virtual Resume Drop-ins: www.bit.ly/VirtualDrop-ins

Internships/Fellowships

The NASA DEVELOP Program offers a paid internship opportunity for current students and recent college graduates. DEVELOP, part of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program, addresses environmental and public policy issues through interdisciplinary research projects that apply the lens of NASA Earth observations to community concerns around the globe.

Participants will work with NASA scientists and partner organizations to learn about the use of NASA remote sensing imagery for use in health and air quality, water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, urban development, and other applications to address environmental community concerns.

Information, Application and Projects List
develop.larc.nasa.gov/apply.php

Program Details
develop.larc.nasa.gov/

Deadline for Spring 2022 Internship: Fri, Oct 8

Deadline for Summer 2022 Internship: Fri, Feb 25

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) seeks applicants for the Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists Mini-Semester Program. Selected students participate in a five-day in-person program (pending approval of onsite programs) developed to introduce participants to BNL’s science. The 2022 College Mini-Semester program will be Jan 3-7, 2022. Participation in the program is limited to 45 qualified students.

Eligibility:

  • Program designed for women and underrepresented minorities in STEM (women, Hispanics, African Americans and Indigenous people)
  • U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents
  • Enrolled full time at their college/university
  • Majoring in a STEM discipline
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required

Applications Due: Fri, Nov 19 (Application)

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