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Undergraduate Student Opportunities

Events and opportunities appearing in the NSM Undergraduate Update will be listed on this page. New listings are added regularly.

Tutoring

Tutoring
UH’s campus learning center, LAUNCH, offers free in-person and online tutoring via MS Teams ( code 8ybk84w) during the summer sessions. Information on LAUNCH’s tutoring services is available on this webpage.

Questions? Contact Mr. Kelsey Harris at keharri3@central.uh.edu.

LAUNCH Workshops
Various 50-minute in-person and online workshops each week via MS Teams. Enter code umt0dfa to join the workshop (that is a zero in the middle).

Upcoming Topics: ( See Full Schedule)

  • Improve Focus and Concentration!, 6/13 in person, 6/14 online
  • Time Management, Create a Planner NOW, 6/21 in person, 6/23 online
  • College Level Reading Tips, 6/27 in person, 6/29 online
  • Notetaking, College Edition, 7/5 in person, 7/7 online
  • Self-Care: You Gotta Nourish to Flourish, 7/12 in person, 7/14 online

Register for Workshops

Problems Registering or Questions? Contact Juanita Hall at jhall4@central.uh.edu.

Undergraduate Research

Are you interested in doing research as an undergraduate? NSM’s Undergraduate Research pages give you information and tips on how to find research opportunities and internships. Multiple opportunities outside UH are listed.

Deadlines for paid summer research programs are fast approaching! PathwaysToScience.org has a searchable database of 600+ summer research programs in all STEM disciplines. These are all FULLY FUNDED opportunities including programs sponsored by NSF, NASA, NIH, etc. They also have a selection of resources to help you strengthen your applications:
pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.aspx

Considering Graduate School?
If you are considering graduate school, search FULLY FUNDED graduate programs in a variety of disciplines, and view resources on applying: pathwaystoscience.org/Grad.aspx

Need Help?
If you need help finding a program that’s a good fit, please feel free to email Liv Detrick, Senior Advisor, The Institute for Broadening Participation at ldetrick@ibparticipation.org for assistance.

Careers & Career Fairs

Have you ever considered teaching? The teachHOUSTON Program is an NSM Capstone that prepares mathematics and science majors to teach grades 7–12! While in the program, you will receive quality hands-on mentoring via convenient online instruction that will prepare you to be a successful teacher.

Qualifications for Program:

  • Classified as a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
  • Received a grade of B or above in Calculus I, and
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5

Your journey begins with the first course, Introduction to STEM Teaching (CUIN 4397). View the teachHOUSTON Course Sequence for an overview about how math and science majors move through the program.

Scholarship Opportunities and Alternative Certification Pathway

Key Benefits of Joining teachHOUSTON

  • Keep your major in math or science.
  • Add a math/science teaching certificate with no added time.
  • Meet your capstone requirement.
  • Try out teaching with one class (Introduction to STEM Teaching-CUIN 4397).
  • Seeking students from racially, ethnically, socially, and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Scholarships and paid internships are available.
  • Job security and satisfaction.
  • Average starting salary for teachers is $58,000.
  • MAXIMIZE your potential with teachHOUSTON – College of Natural Science and Mathematics Teacher Prep Program!

Questions or to Schedule an Appointment: Email tHadvising@uh.edu

Are you looking for a meaningful part-time job while earning your college degree? Give back to your community and become an iEducate College Readiness Mentor! 

iEducate is looking for college students to serve as tutors and mentors in local 2nd-5th grade reading, writing, math and science classrooms. iEducate also offers leadership positions with pay bonuses that develop college students into professionals, better preparing you for the workforce!

View Program Video

Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be eligible to work
  • Be a current college student with a 3.0+ GPA
  • Be able to commit at least 12 hours per week in the 7:30 AM-3 PM window
  • Have reliable transportation (the position will be in-person)

Benefits:

  • $12/hour pay
  • Career guidance in the teaching profession and invaluable leadership experience
  • Access to a diverse community of college students across Houston
  • The opportunity to have a transformational impact on a child’s life

Application: Apply.iEducateUSA.org

UH’s HPE Data Science Institute is launching a new Micro-Credentialing Program in Data Science. These free classes are open to all students, culminating in a micro-credential that can be placed on networking pages.

To receive the Micro-credential badge, complete the courses listed below in any semester. These courses will neither affect your GPA nor appear in your transcripts. 

Four Courses:

  • Principles of Data Management Badge
  • Scientific Programming with Python Badge
  • Data Visualization using Paraview & Tableau Badge
  • Introduction to Machine Learning Badge

Questions: contact@hpedsi.uh.edu

Kscholastic Tutoring Company is looking for tutors of all academic subjects to assist with tutoring needed for end-of-school-year finals.

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Variety of subjects for K-12 students
  • Houston-area in-person tutoring (must have a personal vehicle)
  • Must be available 3 evenings a week (Sunday can be included)
  • Must be available until the end of the school year (May 31, 2022)

Starting Pay: $30/hour

Learn More: Visit www.kscholastic.com

To Apply: Send your resume and a statement of interest to karla@kscholastic.com

Are you a woman that has a strong curiosity about learning and using technology? Do you want to help tackle one of society’s most pressing problems: how can we provide energy to the world while being at the forefront of the sustainable energy transition?

If yes, the Women in Digital event may be an opportunity for you to learn about Innovation & Engineering at bp. This is a one-day, in-person event for women studying technology; come to the bp campus in Houston to learn about Digital and Technology at bp and future career opportunities.

Eligibility

  • Currently studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Cyber Security Information Technology, Data Science, or Management Information Systems.
  • Minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA
  • Eligible to work in the U.S. without work authorization now AND in the future
  • Graduation date between December 2022 and May 2024
  • Able to travel to the bp Houston Westlake office for the one day and cover all costs associated with that (bp will not cover travel expenses). Parking, breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided by bp.

Application/Event Registration Process
Complete the online application/registration, and if successful, within one month you will be invited to complete a Hirevue virtual interview. Applications will be evaluated based on academic record, virtual interview responses, work experience, proven leadership, community/extracurricular involvement and interest/knowledge of the energy industry.

Event Date/Time: Fri, August 26, 8 am - 4:30 pm Central

Internships/Fellowships

Nexus Children’s Hospital in southwest Houston has openings in their clinical student internship program. The hospital specializes in pediatric traumatic brain injuries and pediatric behavioral health programs. This paid internship a good opportunity for students interested in direct patient care to gain pediatric medical experience.

Need More Information?
See Internship Program Flyer for internship description, other requirements, and how to schedule an interview.

Volunteer positions are also available with 3 hours per week minimum requirement. See Volunteer Program Flyer