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Coming up in the Honors College

02/28: Co-Curricular Programs Fair
03/04: Honors is Hiring a Summer Peer Assistant!
NOW: Summer Internships at the Health Museum
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES    

Grand Challenges Forum
The New Grand Challenges Forum encourages students to think critically, discuss openly and learn unequivocally. The New Grand Challenges Forum offers students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the local community a time to hear a wide range of lectures dedicated to a compelling theme. Fridays from 1-2 p.m. in the Honors College Commons.

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Co-Curricular Programs Fair
Stop by the Co-Curricular Programs Fair on Wednesday, February 28 from 4-6 p.m. in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion in the M.D. Anderson Library. Learn about programs and plan your academic career. Students have the chance to win door prizes, including a $200 gift card. Also, follow UH_HCCE on Instagram to learn more about co-curricular programs at the University of Houston.

AI Industry Symposium & Career Mixer
The University of Houston HPE Data Science Institute and the University Career Services invite you to participate in the inaugural Artificial Intelligence (AI) Industry Symposium and Career Mixer sponsored by Chevron. This event will take place on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 12:30 – 6 p.m. in the UH Student Center South, Houston Room and is a fantastic opportunity to showcase how artificial intelligence will impact jobs across your industry sector and engage with UH students interested in AI-driven fields. This is a FREE event where ALL majors including undergraduate, graduate students and alumni interested in AI and its industry applications can attend. Visit the webiste to learn more here.

*All UH Students, alumni, community, UH faculty/staff and non-UH students are FREE to attend! RSVP HERE TODAY! Questions? Contact hireuh@uh.edu

Honors is Hiring a Summer Peer Assistant!
If you would like to be considered for part-time student employment as an Honors College Peer Assistant, please apply through our online application. (https://web.honors.uh.edu/machform/view.php?id=365459) The deadline to apply is Monday, March 4 at 12 p.m. Interviews will take place March 6.

We are looking for applicants who can commit to working for Honors starting this summer. Peer Assistants will primarily assist with orientation communications, set-up, and advising. Competitive applicants will be in good academic standing, have great communication and interpersonal skills, and be organized, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented. Starting pay is $10. Review the linked PDF for more details on the job duties of a Peer Assistant and important dates. Please contact Megan Booth (mnbooth@uh.edu) with questions.

2024 Honors Retreat Counselor Application
We're headed to Camp Allen for our Fall 2024 Honors Retreat and we need you to apply to be an Honors Retreat counselor! What does an Honors Retreat counselor do? They ensure a successful Honors Retreat by welcoming the incoming Honors students, heading up groups, encouraging participation in activities, offering insight at workshops, and generally making the new students feel a part of The Honors College!
Application deadline is March 8 at 5 p.m. Apply here! https://bit.ly/2024RetreatCounselorApplication

The Health Museum is looking for Summer Interns.
Internship opportunities available at the Health Museum this summer from June 3 - July 29, 2024. A cohort of five students will serve in rotations that will include Summer Camp intern, DeBakey Cell Lab intern and working with exhibitions, visitors and other projects the museum may designate. Interns will recieve a stipend of $2,000. Deadline to apply is March 16, 2024. 

Apply at: www.thehonorscollege.com/healthmuseumHave Questions? Contact Professor Alison Leland at awleland@central.uh.edu

Sales Assistant Part-time Paid Internship - Sicardi Gallery
The sales assistant in our art gallery plays a crucial role in providing exceptional customer service and promoting sales. As a sales assistant, you must know about art and have extensive knowledge of our artists and exhibitions. Also, you will be able to help with the sales process. Your friendly and approachable demeanor will create a welcoming environment, ensuring each customer's visit to our gallery is a memorable experience.
 
Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist both Partners/ Directors in the sales process.
  • Prepare sales materials.
  • Review of art inventory.
  • Maintain client records updated.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with clients.
  • Correspond with clients via email, phone, or text
  • Inform all clients of new releases, promotions, & gallery events
  • Encourage and work with the team to reach the monthly goal.
  • Support the gallery events & openings [in and out of the gallery]
  • Works 2 Saturdays monthly.
  • Attend mandatory sales meetings.
  • Meet monthly sales goal**
  • Follow the Sales Protocol

Contact Allison Ayers allison@sicardi.com for more infomation. Gallery is located  at 1506 W Alabama St. Houston, Texas 77006

Friends of Doctors Without Borders at UH Officer Applications Open!
Doctors Without Borders at UH is a relatively new student organization that provides a variety of events, opportunities, and services to students interested in medicine (and adjacent fields), world events, altruism, community service, and international geopolitics!

We're currently taking applications for the roles of Secretary, Recruitment Chair, and Support Officers. We'd love to hear about why you're interested in becoming a part of our leadership team, what about this organization interests you in particular, and why you'd make a good fit! Apply today at https://tinyurl.com/fodwbuh24.

KScholastic Academic Tutor
Kscholastic is looking to hire in-person tutors for the upcoming 2024 year. Pay starts at $30/hour. Tutors must have a vehicle, be available at least 3 days a week Sunday through Thursday after school, and be able to tutor through May 2024. We are looking for committed, passionate tutors who can teach middle and high school subjects, particularly STEM subjects, standardized test prep, and languages (Spanish, French, Latin, etc.).

If interested in this position, please send a brief statement of interest and a current resume to karla@kscholastic.com.

We Are Recruiting: No-HPV-For-Me Study
Human papillomavirus (HPV) increases the risk for six cancers in men and women. Want to protect you and your loved one from HPV? Participate in a study led by researchers at MD Anderson to promote HPV vaccination for college students. The study is open to currently enrolled college students aged 18-26 years who have not been vaccinated against HPV, and participants will be asked to view information on HPV and the vaccine, and complete online questionnaires. Participants are compensated.

Interested? Sign up HERE Feel free to email us at NoHPV4Me@mdanderson.org with any questions!

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TRAVEL & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Chile & Argentina: Politics, White Gold, & the Lithium Triangle
Chile and Argentina hold the world’s greatest reserves of lithium, a metal which will be critical for theenergy transition and electrification of the many sectors of our economy. This study abroad programwill explore this sector of their economies and will study the political systems of these two countries.It has the following learning objectives: (a) gain deep understanding of the lithium global supply andits role in the energy transition, (b) develop an understanding of the Chilean and Argentine political systems, and (c) establish connections between the global supply chains and countries that exercisedisproportionate amounts of influence over such chains. Led by Eduardo Aleman and Ognjen Miljanic. Travel Dates: May 14–25, 2024. Contact Ognjen Miljanic for more information. 

Political Ecology: Dominican Republic
This interdisciplinary course considers how the study of politics and of the environment intersect. The lenses of political science and local biology will be focused on questions of sustainability and community and economic development using the community of Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic, where we will travel, as our case study. Las Terrenas’ natural springs, Atlantic coastline, beautiful beaches, mangrove-lined wetlands, and teeming coral reefs provide the ecological laboratory for students’ community-engaged research and study. How does this biological regime interact with local, national, and global political forces? What are the difficult choices that communities face when prospects of long-term environmental degradation are put into tension with immediate community, economic, and political needs? In partnership with local communities, we will consider how to manage natural and community resources through tenets of sustainable development. Instructor permission is required to enroll, and enrollment in the course is required for the trip. Led by Jonathan Williamson and Marc Hanke. Travel Dates: June 15-24, 2024. Contact Jonathan Williamson for more information.

GalápaGo!
This course is offered in spring 2024 and provides required preparation for a research-based learning abroad trip to the Galápagos Islands in summer 2024. The trip lasts a little over three weeks. Students will assist faculty with ongoing research projects at the Galápagos Science Center on San Cristóbal Island. In addition to preparing you for this immersive research experience, we will use the Galápagos Islands as a model to explore several topics in biology, geology, conservation, history, and art. The course will include integrative projects, readings, student-led discussions, field trips, and lectures. You must take the course to go on the trip, and you cannot register for the course unless you plan to travel with us.  The course and trip are open to all majors. Led by Marc Hanke. Travel Dates: Summer 2024. Contact Marc Hanke for more information. 

The Alaskome Project: Creating genomic databases and exploring conditions important to Alaska Native communities
Participate in a multifaceted research program that will involve basic and translational biomedical and social science. Help create a community based genomic database for Alaska Native communities. Explore causes of unique medical conditions affecting these communities. Learn about how Native Alaskan people think about genomics, medicine, and research. There are a range of opportunities from bench research to interviewing community elders. Part time school-year and full time summer opportunities are available. Travel to Alaska a possibility but not required. Please send a resume or CV and a cover letter (email: apaiden@bcm.edu ) to inquire.

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SCHOLARSHIP RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES   

Featured Research Opportunities for UH Students
Looking for a research experience? Check out the new Featured Research Opportunities resource on the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards website. This web page contains updated information on upcoming research programs and deadlines. http://www.uh.edu/honors/undergraduate-research/research-resources/featured-research-opps/ For more information, contact Ben Rayder at btrayder@uh.edu. 

Houston Early Research Experience
The Houston Early Research Experience (HERE) program is a two-week workshop that introduces rising sophomores and juniors to the fundamentals of conducting research. Under the guidance of UH faculty mentors, students will discuss academic topics, broaden their professional network, and learn how to ask the right research questions. Participants receive a $1,000 scholarship upon successful completion of the program. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. No previous research experience is required. The 2024 HERE program will take place May 13-24, 2024 and explore the topic "Space City Houston".  Application Deadline: March 8, 2024. Learn more and apply at: https://uh.edu/here Contact Livia Garza (llgarza9@uh.edu) with any questions or for more information.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
SURF is a full-time research program that allows UH students to work with a faculty mentor on a research project over 10 weeks in the summer. Selected students are awarded $4000, participate in a weekly summer lecture series, and present their research at Undergraduate Research Day. Application Deadline: March 8, 2024. Learn more and apply at: https://uh.edu/surf Contact Debbie Reyes (dreyes20@central.uh.edu) with any questions or for more information.