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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 free in-person tutoring and will hold various 50-minute workshops each week via MS Teams.

LAUNCH Tutoring
Information on LAUNCH’s tutoring services is available on this webpage. Questions? Contact Mr. Kelsey Harris at keharri3@central.uh.edu

LAUNCH Workshops
Upcoming Topics: (See Full Schedule)

  • Time Management Strategies for Finals to Ace Your Exams, 4/20, 3 pm

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 Juanita Hall at jhall4@central.uh.edu.

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

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

NSM students are invited to apply for a paid position with iEducate! The organization employs college students to serve as tutors and mentors to 1st-5th grade students at nearby elementary schools. Your impact would go beyond academics to empower and inspire children to become their best selves in the classroom and beyond.


  • $14/hr starting pay
  • Gain valuable leadership training and work experience
  • Connect with fellow students across Houston


  • Must be a current college or high school student
  • Willing to commit at least 12 hours per week
  • All majors welcome; no experience required

Application Link
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis at Apply.iEducateUSA.org.

Questions: Contact recruiting@ieducateusa.org.

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 2 evenings a week
  • Must be available until the end of the school year (May 31, 2023)

Starting Pay: $30/hour

Learn More: Visit www.kscholastic.com

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


Inspire girls to take on the world's greatest challenges! Girlstart is seeking MULTIPLE program leaders to lead fun, hands-on, STEM-focused after-school programs in Alief and Spring Branch ISD. Girlstart After School programs meet once a week for an hour immediately after the school day. This is a great opportunity to work directly with elementary school girls on hands-on science, engineering, technology, and math activities.

Enhance your leadership and teamwork skills, improve your presentation and communication skills, build your problem solving, critical thinking, and decision-making abilities all while being a positive and meaningful role model for girls! Training is provided.

Pay: $12-$15/hour (depending on experience)

Program Website: www.girlstart.org/stemcrew


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.

Other Opportunities

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 2024-2025 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. During their grants, 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 2,200 grants annually in more than 140 participating countries.

Get started now on your application with the help of UH’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Interested in Applying? Complete the UH Fulbright Interest Form to schedule an initial one-on-one advising meeting with Dr. Ben Rayder. If you decide to proceed with the Fulbright application process, Dr. Rayder will help you establish a personalized timeline and your next steps to be ready for the campus review committee.

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