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Stories Featuring CITE-Funded Programs

  • USIP

    Undergraduate Student Instrument Project

    The Undergraduate Student Instrument Project, led by Professor of physics, Dr. Edgar Bering, provided students the opportunity to travel to Alaska to conduct ground observations and launch their own balloon-borne experiment.

  • Sephardic

    The Sephardic Latinx Oral History Project

    Students in the HIST 2349 Latina/o Jewish history course, the first and only history course of its kind in the U.S., participated in a oral history project by conducting interviews with historical subjects. These interviews were showcased in a exhibit held at the Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH).

  • irese-fellowship

    Refugees Connect with UH’s Arab Community through the IRESE Fellowship

    The new Incubator of Racial Equity in STEM Education fellowship led by the UH College of Pharmacy is hoping to empower and inspire recent Arab refugee high school students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through working with undergraduate mentors and tutors.
  • Academic Preparation Showcased in Cougar Health Research Academy

    Academic Preparation Showcased in Cougar Health Research Academy

    In a recent graduation ceremony, participants and organizers of the Cougar Health Research Academy celebrated the success of the inaugural four-week program aimed at exposing University of Houston undergraduate students to the diverse and rewarding field of public health. 
  • A New Undergraduate Research Program

    A New Undergraduate Research Program

    The Research for Aspiring Coogs in the Humanities (REACH) program gives undergraduate students first-hand research experience. Projects range the gamut, from community activism to archival preservation to drafting biographies and conducting oral histories.    
  • Action Research in Communities Program to Double its Impact in 2021

    Action Research in Communities Program to Double its Impact in 2021

    College students were awarded Action Research in Communities (ARC) fellowships for 2020-2021 and given the opportunity to develop projects fostered by community service or involvement in service-learning initiatives. 
  • Harris Fellows Pen Blogs

    Harris Fellows Pen Blogs

    Harris Fellows pen blogs for the Chronicle about their work with various Harris County government offices.
  • Nouhad Rizk Receives Teaching Excellence Award for Community Engagement

    Nouhad Rizk Receives Teaching Excellence Award for Community Engagement

    Dr. Nouhad Rizk, instructional professor of computer science, receives the 2021 UH Teaching Excellence Award for Community Engagement!
  • Cougar Academy Research

    Cougar Academy Research

    UH College of Pharmacy's Institute of Community Health and the Houston Health Department are teaming on a new online program to train UH undergraduate students in a range of specialty skills in the public health field. 
  • A Digital Dream Team

    A Digital Dream Team

    Faculty, staff, and students worked in shared spaces with dozens of Academic Support, Instructional and Teaching Assistants sharing responsibilities to our students and our college making sure that Bauer is ... Where Awesome Happens! 
  • Action Research in Communities Program Launches

    Action Research in Communities Program Launches

    This year-long research program requires students to spend at least six to seven hours per week researching the phenomena, successes and challenges in Greater Houston and preparing to apply that new knowledge to the communities they serve. 
  • Students Get Hands-On Experience in Houston City Government

    Students Get Hands-On Experience in Houston City Government

    Five students in the University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) got the chance to work alongside some of the city’s decision-makers. This was made possible through a new partnership between Dean Antonio D. Tillis and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, a graduate of CLASS. 
  • Cougar Partnership Flourishing at the Smithsonian

    Cougar Partnership Flourishing at the Smithsonian

    Ten students from the University of Houston arrived to begin their internships across the Smithsonian Institution. This partnership between the Smithsonian and the University of Houston began in 2015. 
  • Cougar Partnership Flourishing at the Smithsonian

    Cougar Partnership Flourishing at the Smithsonian

    The Sight for Success is part of a larger effort calling the Health and Well-Being Initiative, which connects UH students to area schools to promote physical, mental and social health and well-being. 
  • UH Implements New Quality Enhancement Program

    UH Implements New Quality Enhancement Program

    UH’s Quality Enhancement Plan is being put in motion, to offer students more nontraditional learning opportunities. The plan is called the Cougar Initiative to Engage, or CITE, and is intended to expand access to community and co-curricular engagement activities.