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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.


Would you like to teach English abroad for a year? Do you have a research project that you want to conduct in another country? Apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program!

An NSM graduate student received a 2020-2021 Study/Research Grant to pursue research in France.

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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

UH students are some of the most competitive applicants in the country. Last year, UH was named a Top Producer of Fulbright Students among research institutions.

Applications for the 2021-2022 Cycle: Due August 31

Interested in Applying?
View this video and contact UH Fulbright Program Adviser, Dr. Ben Rayder,

Are you looking for a meaningful part-time job while earning your college degree? Give back to your community and become a College Readiness Mentor with iEducate!

At iEducate, college students 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 them for the workforce!

Job opportunities are available for Fall 2020, with the possibility of some open “virtual” positions for Summer 2020 as the program adapts to the growing needs of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Program Video:


  • Eligible to work
  • College student with a 3.0+ GPA
  • Commit at least 12 hours per week in the 7:30 am-3 pm window
  • Reliable transportation

What Program Offers:

  • $12/hour pay
  • Career guidance in the teaching profession
  • Invaluable leadership experience
  • Opportunity to have a transformational impact on a child’s life

Apply Today to Become a College Readiness Mentor:

Have you ever thought about teaching high school math or science? Do you want an opportunity to try out teaching in an ACTUAL math or science classroom? Have you ever wanted to grow your public speaking ability with the added bonus of making a difference?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then teachHOUSTON is a program that will help you to explore the possibilities!

Did You Know?

  • The average starting salary for teachers in the Houston area is $58,000.
  • 80% of teachHOUSTON scholarship applicants receive funding.
  • 100% of our graduates become teachers in their chosen field.

Hear from teachHOUSTON Program Participants

Requirements/Program Information

  • Sophomores, Junior or Seniors majoring in Mathematics or any area of Science
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Received a grade of B or above in Calculus 1
  • Seeking students from racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Want to make a difference!
  • Start program by enrolling in Introduction to STEM Teaching (CUIN 4397)

About teachHOUSTON

For more than 10 years, teachHOUSTON, a collaboration between NSM and the College of Education, has combatted the shortage of qualified STEM teachers in secondary education. Students participate in field-based teaching experiences throughout the four years they are working on a bachelor’s degree in math or science. Students enrolled in the teachHOUSTON track graduate with a degree in math or science, as well as a teaching certificate. Explore the possibilities and help make a difference!

Questions? Contact the teachHOUSTON Program at