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Scene at UHD: STEM Event, Costumes, Power on Heels, American Leadership Forum

UHD was on the scene for a busy week with the Xperience STEM event, the Student Government Association costume party, ESO’s Boo Bash, Power on Heels, and the American Leadership Forum. 

The Xperience STEM event was held at the new College of Sciences and Technology building for students to talk to faculty and learn about all of the ways they can engage in undergraduate research at UHD. 

On Oct 31, costumes were seen everywhere on campus. The SGA held a costume party on the second floor with prizes going to the best costume. ESO held their annual Boo Bash. The event was open to all UHD employees to visit with work/life vendors, enter for a chance to win door prizes as well as learn about the many resources, programs and services available. 

UHD hosted The Power on Heels event on Nov 1. The group focuses on the advancement of Latinas through scholarship and mentoring opportunities. U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia was one of many distinguished guests at the event.

The American Leadership Forum/Houston Gulf Coast Chapter held their November meeting on campus Nov 1. UHD Alumna and District 144 State Representative Mary Ann Perez, who is also an ALF fellow, served as guest speaker for the event.


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.