- Educational Programs
- Energy Advisory Board
- Energy Ambassadors
- Energy Coalition
- Faculty Energy Fellows
What is UH Energy?
UH Energy is an umbrella for efforts across the University of Houston system to position the university as a strategic partner to the energy industry by producing trained workforce, strategic and technical leadership, research and development for needed innovations and new technologies. That’s why UH is the Energy University.
Navigate the tabs to learn more on the unique opportunities under the UH Energy umbrella.
UH offers several innovative educational programs at all levels and in the four major energy sectors, upstream; midstream and downstream; alternatives and enablers, and policy and management. UH also offers continuing professional studies, as well as certificate programs that may be completed either in conjunction with a graduate level degree or as a stand-alone.
Access our Educational Programs in Energy catalog for the most updated information on energy-related programs.
Energy Advisory Board
The Energy Advisory Board engages industry experts and leaders to advance energy education and research. Energy is one of the key initiatives of the University of Houston, together with the arts and health.
The Energy Advisory Board is a volunteer board appointed by President Renu Khator. Contributing to the University of Houston as “the energy university,” board members enhance research initiatives and energy education on campus and throughout the city.
Underscoring the commitment to make the University of Houston the “go-to partner” for energy-related research, innovation, and solutions, Khator has named global industry leaders to the Energy Advisory Board. “Our board is made up of acknowledged leaders in the fields of energy development, management and implementation,” Khator said. “I am delighted that they support UH’s efforts to address the diverse research and work-force needs of the energy industry."
The Energy Advisory Board lends strategic guidance, external coordination, and resource development for UH Energy, and strengthens the University of Houston’s reputation across the industry. Members participate in committees to develop and to execute actionable plans in the areas of energy education, innovative research, and technology incubation. The focus is on four core areas: 1) upstream, 2) midstream and downstream, 3) alternative energy, and 4) environmental sustainability.
UH Energy selects students majoring or minoring in an energy-related field to be the student faces of energy on campus. They work with UH Energy to plan, promote and organize events around campus. Students will be able to acquire professional skills and meet leaders in the energy industry to help them grow in their career.
Ambassadors are selected for a year of service, and will attend special events sponsored by UH Energy. Ten hours a semester working with UH Energy is required to maintain the scholarship. Current and eligible students may be ambassadors for more than one year.
Student involvement is critical to UH Energy. We strive to contribute leading thinkers to the workforce. We work together with the Energy Coalition, a student organization that fosters multidisciplinary communication and collaboration amongst various colleges and discipline-focused groups.
Faculty Energy Fellows
Selected from nine colleges across campus, the Energy Fellows work in collaboration with UH Energy and the Energy Advisory Board to shape the conversation on energy at UH and beyond. The fellows serve a term of one full academic year and contribute to an online blog forum hosted by UH Energy and Forbes.