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Honors Student Listserv

Coming up in the Honors College
 
NOW: Bonner ImPACT Mentoring Program 
12/14: Honors is Hiring - Recruitment Office
12/15: Deadline to apply to DAAD RISE!
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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 CEMO Hall. 

ImpACT Mentoring Program
Historically, students with less resources and tutoring score 4 points lower than their peers on the ACT. This can cause them to lose out on scholarships, dream school acceptances, and other important opportunities. ImpACT is a dedicated service program that provides personalized mentorship to high school juniors and seniors on the ACT and college admissions process. We aim to bridge the education inequality gap and help provide the students the brighter future they deserve.We are looking for mentors for the Spring 2022 semester. We will operate at KIPP Sunnyside High School both virtually and in-person, and virtually with KIPP Houston High School. Carpooling is provided. Session dates and times are TBD. If you are interested, please email bonnerimpact@gmail.com with your full name, classification (freshman/sophomore/etc), and contact information.

Honors is Hiring!
If you would like to be considered for part-time student positions in the Honors College Recruitment Office, please apply through our online application HERE. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 14 at 5 p.m. Interviews will take place December 16-21.We are looking for applicants who can commit to working for Honors starting the fall. Competitive applicants will be in good academic standing, have great communication and interpersonal skills, and be organized, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented.Review the linked PDF for more details on the job duties of the Recruitment Office employees. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nLji9nGU83k6DZQ51ISL64yULAe-uAx4/view?usp=sharing)Please contact Jennifer Hennessy (jhennessy@uh.edu) with questions.

Internship Opportunity – Consulting and Political Firm
Hiring a paid part-time intern for 20 hours a week preferably MWF. Ideal candidate will be someone with strong interpersonal skills, comfortable and confident on the phone, detail-oriented, proficient in Microsoft Office, eager to learn, a self-starter, organized and comfortable in a small office. Candidate will have a strong interest in politics. Office needs are busiest Jan.June and Sept.Dec.
Contact Xoxi Munoz for more infomation: xoxi.munoz@gophq.com

Earn $12/hr while uplifting children in your community!
Are you looking for a paid, meaningful part-time job while you earn your college degree? Give back to your community and become a College Readiness Mentor with iEducate!

iEducate is seeking UH students to serve as tutors and mentors to elementary students across Houston. Your impact would go beyond academics to empower and inspire the next generation to become their best selves in the classroom and beyond. Receive $12/hr pay, with leadership positions that offer pay bonuses. Gain valuable leadership training and career guidance, and connect with college students across Houston. Work during the school day (7:30 a.m  2:30 p.m.) and/or after school (3 – 6 p.m.). Must be a current college student with a 3.0+ GPA that is willing to commit at least 12 hours per week in Fall 2021.

iEducate is actively hiring for Fall 2021, so we encourage you to apply at Apply.iEducateUSA.org ASAP while we still have opportunities available this semester! 

SAT/ACT Prep Tutor - English OR Math
We're currently looking for tutors who can assist our growing number of SAT and ACT students in Houston and the surrounding areas. As a tutor with Cram Crew, you will help students prepare for the Reading and English OR Math and Science sections of the SAT and ACT. As you progress with Cram Crew, you will also have the opportunity to work with students on other standardized tests or in their academic subjects.This part-time position includes paid, comprehensive training. Visit https://cramcrew.com/careers to apply.

Assistant Editor
As an Assistant Editor, you will support our clients through the college application process by reviewing admissions résumés and essays. As an integral member of our College Readiness department, you will work closely with team members to support, shape, and guide the future of our program. This position is located in our Katy office! Apply at https://cramcrew.com/careers

Part-time Tutoring Opportunity
Kscholastic Inc. is looking for part-time tutors. Preferably English, physics and Spanish majors. Please email your resume along with your statement of interest to karla@kscholastic.com. Must have at least a 3.25 GPA, a vehicle to drive to/from tutoring sessions and tutoring/coaching experience.Kscholastic Inc. is a small business owned by a University of Houston alum. We tutor K-12 students in the comfort of their home. This opportunity is for in-person tutoring. Must be vaccinated. Starting pay is $28/hour.

Information Concerning COVID-19 at UH 

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TRAVEL & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Osgood Center for International Studies Professional Development Program: Change and Continuity in American Leadership

A new era in American politics and international relations is presenting the U.S. with profound challenges to established approaches to education, business, journalism, politics, diplomacy, and even science. This Washington, DC-based program brings together leading journalists, analysts, diplomats, professionals, and educators to examine the significance of the times and to explore what is new, what is ephemeral, and what is lasting. Informed speakers, visits to Washington, DC institutions, and diverse student participation will make this a unique experiential learning opportunity for tomorrow’s leaders. Travel dates are January 10–17, 2022.

The application for this program is now open. Scholarships available! Interested students may contact Alison Leland (awleland@uh.edu) or Keri Myrick (kdmyrick@uh.edu) for more information. Learn more at: https://uh.edu/honors/students/current-students/global-engagement/osgood-center-for-international-studies/

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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.   

Apply to DAAD RISE
The DAAD Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE) is now accepting application for Summer 2022! Undergraduate students looking to gain practical experience in their field will be matched with a host institution and be mentored by a doctoral student as they conduct research in their field. Scholarships are provided for successful candidates to cover the day-to-day costs. Students majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering or a closely related field are encouraged to apply. Applications are due December 15, 2021. Those interested in applying should email Ben Rayder, Ph.D. at btrayder@central.uh.edu.

Cognitive Development Lab hiring for Spring 2022
The Cognitive Development Lab is currently hiring volunteer Research Assistants for Spring 2022. This position is in-person, and there are no remote-work positions available.
 
Note: This position is volunteer-only. We are not currently considering work study employees. To gain course credit, you must have already passed PSYC 2305 - Intro to Methods in Psychology, have served in the lab for at least one semester, and have met all training requirements. Other opportunities available include applying to PURS/SURF, completing an undergraduate honors thesis, and presenting research at conferences.
 
Successful applicants in the past have:
·  Had strong experience in working with infants, toddlers, and young children (with and without developmental disorders)
·  Fluent in languages other than English (Spanish preferred)
·  Been comfortable approaching parents for research recruitment
·  Been able to work late afternoons / weekends
·  Had experience with photo and video manipulation software (eg Photoshop / Premiere)
·  Known some basic statistics / R programming 
·  Research interests including bilingualism, autism spectrum disorder, deaf / hard-of-hearing, depression, attention, learning, and/or development.
·  Had a GPA of at least a 3.0
 
Position requirements:
  • At least a two-semester commitment, with those who can stay longer being given preference
  • Work at least 10 hours per week
    • Attend three weekly meetings in person
      • Monday 12 PM – 1:30 PM
      • Wednesday 12 PM – 1:30 PM
      • Friday 1 PM – 2:30 PM
    • Attend one 2-hour in-person training meeting which will be scheduled based on the schedules of the newly hired RAs
    • One assigned three-hour shift in the lab (we will work around your schedule)
    • Work additional hours to get up to the required 10 hours per week
  • Recruit and schedule participants
  • Attend at least one recruitment event per semester
  • Email and call potential participants to see if they’re interested in participating
  • Attend and help run at least five experiments per semester 
  • Annotate behaviors and transcript video data 
  • Render videos for eye gaze data 
  • Experimental stimulus design (e.g., posters, novel toys) 
Applications will be open from December 1 – December 31. You may apply online at http://apply.uhcogdev.org

Full Time Lab Technician working with research on obesity-related liver cancer
We invite a fresh college graduate interested in a future career in research and/or medicine to join our active research team as a full-time lab technician.Successful candidates are expected to commit to the position for minimal two years and participate in research projects studying the mechanism of obesity, metabolic syndrome and obesity-related liver cancers. The position offers research training and experience as well as academic credit for the future career advancement.Job will be located at the Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030. You will work with cancer study using animal models, molecular biology study of obesity and cancer mechanism and lab management. Deadline to apply is December 30, 2021. Salary starts from $32,000 annually plus fringe salary, depending on experience. Contact Loning Fu (loningf@bcm.edu) for more info.