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Energy and Sustainability Co-Curricular Programming

Energy and Sustainability Co-Curricular Programming

Students interested in issues around Energy and Sustainability can join the minor students and UH faculty as they take excursions and study abroad. These opportunities are open to all University of Houston students, with preference given to students pursuing the Energy and Sustainability minor when spots are limited. Upcoming opportunities will be announced on this website. Check back regularly for updates.

Conference on Food Sustainability and Security 

A Conference on Food Sustainability and Security will be held November 12-13, 2021. Faculty from the Honors College, the Coordinator of UH Sustainability, and the Director of the PEEPS program in the College of Education are collaborating on this exciting project that will bring together faculty conducting research in this area from a broad variety of disciplines, community leaders, non-profit organizations, and businesses to discuss current issues in Food Sustainability and Security. Students will be able to attend the conference. 

Additional student programming and updates to the Conference will be shared on this webpage, so you are encouraged to check back periodically. 

Mentored Research in Food Sustainability and Security

Students interested in mentored research in the area of Food Sustainability and Security should apply for a $1,000 research scholarship to pursue their work in the Fall 2021 semester. The deadline to apply is April 9 at 11 p.m. Students must identify a research mentor and work with them to develop the proposal for the project. Students apply online. Students will also need a letter of recommendation to complete their application. Awarded students will be required to present their research at the Conference on Food Sustainability and Security in November 2021. Students may present either a poster or an oral presentation. Contact Dr. Rita Sirrieh ( if you have any questions.

Past Co-Curricular Excursions:

NRG Parish Power Plant and Carbon Capture Facility Tour

Houston Ship Channel Tour

Study Abroad – Peru

Study Abroad – Iceland

Study Abroad - Germany and Poland (canceled due to Covid-19 pandemic)