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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 free in-person and online tutoring via MS Teams and will hold various 50-minute workshops each week via MS Teams (code 8ybk84w). Information on LAUNCH’s tutoring services is available on this webpage. Group tutoring for Chem 1331 and 1332 is also available.

Questions? Contact Mr. Kelsey Harris at keharri3@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 closes on May 2. Tutoring is available for:

  • Biology I, II
  • Biochemistry
  • 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, II

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 and internships. Multiple opportunities outside UH are listed.

Deadlines for paid summer research programs are fast approaching! PathwaysToScience.org has a searchable database of 600+ summer research programs in all STEM disciplines. These are all FULLY FUNDED opportunities including programs sponsored by NSF, NASA, NIH, etc. They also have a selection of resources to help you strengthen your applications:
pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.aspx

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.

M.D. Anderson’s UPWARDS ( Underre presented Minorities Working Tow ards Research Diversity in Science) Research Training Program addresses the lack of diversity in the cancer research workforce and fosters a sustained interest in cancer research for young scientists. The program focuses on major barriers preventing many minority students from pursuing and succeeding in graduate programs and in cancer research careers.

The program is recruiting for their academic year-long program which runs September 2022 to May 2023.

Program Benefits

  • Work 15 hours/week
  • Receive a stipend
  • Monthly parking allowance
  • Provided with a modest travel allowance for conference attendance

Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate who identifies as an underrepresented minority in science, which includes ethnic or racial minority groups (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Pacific Islander/native Hawaiian), economically disadvantaged, educationally disadvantaged, with disabilities, or first-generation students.
  • Reside in Houston or local surrounding areas.
  • Be enrolled in college or university for duration of program.

Application Period: Opens Mon, April 18. Deadline is Fri, May 27.

Learn More at Program Website

Questions: Contact Brittney Edwards, at bmjames@mdanderson.org.

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 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. 

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 looking for tutors of all academic subjects to assist with tutoring needed for end-of-school-year finals.

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Variety of subjects for K-12 students
  • Houston-area in-person tutoring (must have a personal vehicle)
  • Must be available 3 evenings a week (Sunday can be included)
  • Must be available until the end of the school year (May 31, 2022)

Starting Pay: $30/hour

Learn More: Visit www.kscholastic.com

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

Internships/Fellowships

Nexus Children’s Hospital in southwest Houston has openings in their clinical student internship program. The hospital specializes in pediatric traumatic brain injuries and pediatric behavioral health programs. This paid internship a good opportunity for students interested in direct patient care to gain pediatric medical experience.

Need More Information?
See Internship Program Flyer for internship description, other requirements, and how to schedule an interview.

Volunteer positions are also available with 3 hours per week minimum requirement. See Volunteer Program Flyer