May 2018 HERE Application: Sustaining Our City—Houston in the 21st Century

May 2018 HERE Application: Sustaining Our City—Houston in the 21st Century

The Houston Early Research Experience (HERE) is a program for freshmen and sophomores interested in learning more about the fundamentals of research. The May 2018 Research Seminar, led by UH faculty members, will be focused on public policy pertaining to sustainability for the City of Houston. For this purpose, students will examine various aspects of sustainability, such as urban planning, the environment, government regulation, energy, the local economy, community relations and outreach, and digital storytelling. These topics will contribute to a larger conversation on how the Houston metropolitan area might be transformed into a carbon neutral region and 21st Century city.

This program is targeted toward current freshmen and sophomores from all majors and disciplines (this means applicants should have at least four academic semesters remaining at the University of Houston; you should not graduate before Spring 2020). Competitive candidates are expected to have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. However, if you feel your academic trajectory and interests make you a good fit for this program, you are welcome to apply.

To complete the HERE application, submit:

1. This completed online form

2. A current résumé

3. An unofficial transcript

Application Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Participants who complete the program will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship for Fall 2018, and are expected to submit an application for the Houston Scholars program. To find out more about the program, visit the HERE website.

For more information contact:
Dr. Ben Rayder,
Dr. Karen Weber,