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Houston Early Research Experience (HERE)

May 2019 Research Seminar: "Flooding and Storms in Houston"

The Houston Early Research Experience (HERE) is a two-week workshop in May intended to orient rising sophomore and junior undergraduates to the fundamentals of conducting research. UH faculty members and instructors will lead the seminars. HERE will uncover the complexity of understanding and grappling with big picture problems. Students will discuss academic topics, broaden their professional network, and learn how to ask the right research questions when approaching their work. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

HERE students receive a $1K scholarship for their involvement, and an invitation to join the Houston Scholars program in the fall semester. A selected group of HERE students will also present at a Grand Challenges Forum lecture to over 150 students, faculty and staff throughout the campus community.

2019 HERE Program Description
For the 2019 program, students will examine various aspects of catastrophic weather events, including infrastructure, policy, emergency preparedness, responses to storms, and the long-term impacts on affected communities. These topics will contribute to a larger conversation on how the Houston metropolitan area might better prepare for future major weather events. 

The 2019 HERE program application has passed.

HERE Orientation: 
Students accepted into the HERE Program are required to attend the session on Monday, April 15, at 4 p.m. 


Eligibility for Candidates
Have at least four semesters remaining at UH after summer 2019 (This means you should not graduate before Spring 2021)
Have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA
All majors are eligible

HERE Seminar Activities
Faculty and community leader lectures and discussions
Read and discuss academic articles with seminar leaders
Conduct faculty-guided research 
Participate in field experiences throughout Houston
Deliver a research presentation 

HERE 2019 Application Deadline: March 22, 2019

HERE 2019 Program Dates: May 13-24, 2019

For More Information:
Adrian Castillo, afcastillo@uh.edu
Dr. Karen Weber, kweber@uh.edu