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Gators, Save the Date for Two Spring Conferences!

Scholars Academy logoAnnual UHD Scholars Academy Student Research Conference: 
Friday, April 14
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
About the Event: The Conference is open to all undergraduate and graduate research students who wish to showcase their scholarly activities, including special academic projects undertaken by UHD undergraduates and postgraduates, such as senior capstone research projects, research projects completed as part of internships, independent or directed study at UHD, poster presenters who have extended their research, upper-level research-oriented lab courses, senior or graduate-level projects, or any other research on or off campus. Guidelines for students are available for download, and more information is available online. The Conference is organized and sponsored by the UHD Scholars Academy with funding from The Brown Foundation Inc., Department of Education MSEIP grant, and UHD. All UHD community members are invited! Questions? Contact Mercedes Gonzales, SA Program Coordinator, at gonzalesmer@uhd.edu

Key Dates:

  • First Oral Submission Date: March 20
  • Oral Presentation Auditions: 
    • Notification of Acceptance: April 4
    • Schedule Oral Consultation: April 5 - 7
    • Oral Dry Runs (mandatory): April 12 - 13
  • Poster Submission: March 31



Peer-Led Team Learning International Society Eleventh Annual Conference: 
May 31 - June 3
Conference begins at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, and runs through Saturday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m.

About the Event: Practitioners of Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) seek to develop opportunities “to transform formal education through collaboration, research, and dissemination,” according to the website. The mission of PLTL is to “foster student learning through peer-led teams by supporting practitioners and institutions.” Now in its 11th year, the PLTL Conference returns to UHD in May for three days of presentations and workshops on the theme: “Strengthening Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Sustainable Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Program.” (The Conference was last held at UHD in 2012.)

The full Conference agenda is available online. For questions or to participate, contact Mitsue Nakamura, Lecturer, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, at nakamuram@uhd.edu. Professor Nakamura is the Faculty Advisor and Coordinator for the PLTL Project & Collaborative Learning Community Center and the Mentoring Coordinator for the Scholars Academy

Mark your calendar and watch for more on these events in upcoming UHD News stories! 

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.