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Volunteer Math Tutoring in Underprivileged High Schools
My name is John White and I am an engineer in Houston. My colleagues and I have partnered with a local high school to provide volunteer tutoring to a 9th grade class starting Sept.1, 2018. We are looking for folks to help us in working with the students. We will provide educational materials and training. Time commitment would be once/week from Sept.-Dec. for 90 minutes after school and it would occur at the partner school. This will be a great way to get involved in the community! Studies show that sustained tutoring can increase math performance by a letter grade, which may provide the confidence boost students need to apply to college! We are trying to get as many volunteers lined up ASAP so we know how many students we can take into the program. Please text or call 832-739-0546 or email if you are interested! Thanks!

Research Assistant in the Cognitive Development Lab at UH
The UH Cognitive Development Lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants for the summer semester.
- minimum of two semester commitment (Spring, Summer & Fall)
- minimum of 10-15 hrs/wk commitment
- ability to attend meetings Mondays, Wednesdays from 12-1:30 p.m., and Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m.

Duties would include reading scientific articles, giving presentations to lab members, creating stimuli, recruiting and scheduling participants (in person and by phone, on campus and off campus), conducting experiments with children and adults, coding data (watching experimental videos, transcribing what is said, data entry, etc.), and helping other RAs and Team Leaders as needed. Multi-media experience or programming experience are highly desired but not required. If you are still interested in this RA position, you can fill out our online application at

Part Time Office Assistant Opportunity at Erwing Realty
Erwing Realty is in search of a part time Office Assistant for a small but growing real estate firm in Rice Village to assist with marketing and office administration. This will be a great opportunity to learn how a small company operates and gain exposure to a professional environment and the real estate industry. We are looking for someone who thrives in dynamic environments and has strong problem solving skills.

Scheduling will be negotiable. This will be a summer position with the possibility of extending into a long term opportunity for the right candidate. It will require travel around Houston and the surrounding areas. Interested candidates should send their resume to or contact Jennifer Schragel at 832-491-6256.

After Harvey, wondering what to do to help?
One of the ways the UH community is providing service and support in the aftermath is through UH CARES (Cougar Assisted Relief Efforts). The initiative organizes UH volunteers into teams and take on projects in the wake of the storm. The program is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University. Go here and join!



Interested in Going Abroad? 

Keep in touch with the Honors College’s very own study abroad blog, which outlines opportunities and reflects on students’ experiences: 

Enroll now for the Study Abroad trip to ItalyRomeFlorenceSienaSan Gimignano, and Capri for May 15-25, 2018! Participation is limited to 25 students, and remaining spaces are filling up fast, so please register now to secure your place. The link for registration is available here, as well as in the attached brochure which provides details about the trip, dates, cost, what is covered, flight information, and an itinerary with a few daily highlights. 

The cost of the trip has been reduced to $2,800 to make it as economical as possible, and all Honors students have access to a $500 scholarship from the Dean’s Office. Students who hold National Merit, Tier One, or Terry Foundation scholarships are also eligible to request up to $2,000 in scholarship funds be used for this Study Abroad program. Please contact Dr. Gish, if you have any questions (



CPRIT Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Computational Cancer Biology
The Computational Cancer Biology Training Program (May 30–August 3, 2018) offers selected summer research undergraduates the chance to work one-on-one in labs with postdoctoral fellows who have mentors at the interface of two different research disciplines: one computational and one biological. 

You will be matched for a research experience in one of the participating labs of the Gulf Coast Consortia, which is comprised of multiple institutions in Houston and Galveston, Texas, according to your interests, previous knowledge and/or experience, and the availability of positions. You will work full time (~40 hours/week) during this 10-week period on an ongoing project in the lab, learn lab protocol and techniques, attend workshops (including but not limited to proper lab notebook keeping, research ethics, constructing effective abstracts, scientific reports, and PowerPoint presentations), and prepare a final report and present a poster on your project at the end of the program.