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Coming up in The Honors College
March 5: Honors Retreat Counselor Applications Open Extended Deadline
March 8: Extended Deadline for URD Poster Submissions
March 12: HERE Program Deadline
March 12: Honors is hiring! Deadline Extended



Honors Retreat Counselor Applications Open - Deadline Extended to March 5 Evening
The Honors College is seeking applicants for 2021 Retreat Counselors. Current Honors students can apply at to be considered for the Retreat Counselor position. Retreat Counselors welcome the incoming class of Honors students, head up color groups, encourage participation in activities, offer insight at workshops, and generally make the new students feel a part of The Honors College!

Honors is hiring! Deadline Extended to March 12
If you would like to be considered for part-time student positions in the Honors College, including the Student Services and Recruitment Offices, please email your resume and availability (spring and summer) to Megan Prather ( The deadline to apply is Friday, March 12 at 5 p.m.

We are looking for applicants who can commit to working for Honors this summer and through and fall 2021 (and beyond!). Competitive applicants will be in good academic standing, have great communication and interpersonal skills, and be organized, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented. Positions are available for both in-person and remote working at this time, but please note, the positions are traditionally in-person only and we return to such as the pandemic allows.

Review the linked PDF for more details on the job duties of the Student Services Office and Recruitment Office employees.( Please contact Megan Prather ( with questions.

Calling for Student Volunteers for the Great Conversation
Student participation is integral to the success of this event. Volunteers will assist Conversationalists in the preparation of their topic and create virtual “centerpieces” on the topic theme. During the event, volunteers will participate in the discussion and mingle with College alumni and supporters. Sign up here: Honors/Great Conversation/Volunteers, or email Stacey Michael at

Spring 2021 UGR@UH webinars announced! Register today!
The Undergraduate Research at UH (UGR@UH) webinar series launches on Friday, Jan. 22 with a Getting Started in Research webinar. Other topics for the semester include research ethics, crafting research proposals, creating research posters, and how to publish your research. Check out the full schedule and register for events here.

Annual Undergraduate Research Day Call for Posters Deadline extended: March 8
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards is accepting posters and abstracts for the 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Day (URD), which will take place virtually on Thursday, April 1. Students must use a UH Branding-approved poster template and submit their abstract, poster, and optional video link no later than Monday, March 8. Learn more and submit your poster by visiting the URD website: Contact Brittni MacLeod with any questions.

Undergraduate students who have conducted research projects within the last year are encouraged to submit a poster and a brief video describing the project. 

3rd Annual Pitch Madness
RED Labs is hosting the 3rd Annual Pitch Madness on Friday, March 26. It's a pitch competition for students who have startup ideas with a cash prize for the top 3 ideas.

-Students can apply at
-Students can learn about the rules and logistics of the event by watching and by checking out the participant packet at
-And they need to fill out a quiz to prove they have watched the video at

Serve Houston Ambassador Program
Join the Serve Houston Team as an Ambassador! You will not only serve the community, but create a professional network in the Houston nonprofit sector. We will provide a paid service experience including training, networking opportunities, and a recommendation letter from our executive leadership after successfully completing the program. Apply online: Have additional questions, email Application Deadline: March 31.

E-Cigarette Research Study at UTHealth!
Are you a 1st to 3rd year undergraduate student? Do you vape or use e-cigarettes at least once a week? Interested in making some money?

The Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Indiana University School of Public Health at Bloomington are currently conducting a longitudinal study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that examines e-cigarette and other substance use behaviors among college students. Enrolling in this study could earn you up to $152 for this semester through a 7-day data collection trial!

This is a completely observational study that will not perform any treatment or intervention for study participants. If you are interested in enrolling in this study please sign up by using this link and you will be contacted ASAP: You may also contact Dr. Su-Wei Wong at (713)500-9673 / if you have any further questions!

Dean of Students Leadership Council
The Dean of Students Leadership Council (DOSLC) is comprised of both undergraduate and graduate students dedicated to improving the UH student experience. Serving in the capacity of student advocates, the DOSLC members seek to address common topics of concern among the student body and strategize proactive solutions to improving the student experience. Council members provide valuable insight to DOS staff regarding policies, programs, and procedures seeking to identify barriers and address them with campus stakeholders. The DOSLC engages students, staff, and faculty in various programs, outreach events, and dialogue to ensure the voice of every UH Cougar is heard! Complete the form attached to the page to voice your concerns!

Virtual Internship, Spring and Summer 2021, with Pennies for Education and Health
The nonprofit Pennies for Education and Health ( is looking for an Intern this Spring 2021 semester and would also like to line up an Intern for summer 2021.

Students will work under the PEH Executive Director of Operations and report directly to Dr. Saleha Khumawala. Expected hours are 10-12 hours per week during the period of the internship with course credit. Duties include assisting in administrative activities related to marketing, accounting, and promoting PEH; setting up a filing system to maintain PEH records; helping with Donor Management Software; maintaining correspondence and preparing responses to donor inquiries; and looking for opportunities to upgrade donor lists.

This is a virtual Internship with course credit. Interested students can send their resume to Dr. Khumawala at Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Sources of information concerning the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at UH and in the Honors CollegeUH information and guidelines 





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 website. This web page contains updated information on upcoming research programs and deadlines. For more information contact Ben Raydar at 


Apply to the 2021 Houston Early Research Experience (HERE) Program by March 12!
The Houston Early Research Experience (HERE) is a two-week workshop intended to orient rising sophomore and junior undergraduates to the fundamentals of conducting research. Students from all majors with a GPA of 3.5 or greater are encouraged to apply.

HERE students receive a $1K scholarship for their involvement, as well as an invitation to apply for the Houston Scholars program in the fall semester. In the 2021 HERE program, students will examine various aspects of inequality in Houston. Learn more about the program, its topic for 2021, and apply here. Contact Rikki Bettinger with any questions.

The 2021 SURF Program application is now open! Apply by March 12!
If you are a current freshman, sophomore, junior, consider applying to the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. SURF is an full-time research program that allows you to work with a UH faculty mentor over 10 weeks (June 2-August 4, 2021). Selected students are awarded $4,000 and participate in a weekly SURF lecture series, and will present their research at Undergraduate Research Day in April 2022.

The 2021 SURF program will be offered remotely, but on-campus research activity may be permitted on a case-by-case basis in compliance with health and safety protocols. Learn more about SURF and apply here! Contact Brittni MacLeod with any questions.