14th January
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Give three hours of your time; help inspire the young scientists of tomorrow.

Volunteers are needed for the 10th Annual Mars Rover Celebration, January 28, on campus at UH. The event is an educational opportunity for primary/middle school students to design and build a model rover to perform a mission on Mars. For 2012, there will be 750+ children participating, organized into 230 teams.

Please volunteer to help with one of the following jobs:
· Judge (Morning Shift – 8:30-11:30 am) (Afternoon Shift – Noon-3:30 pm)
· Tour Guide (Morning Shift – 10:30am-1:30 pm) (Afternoon Shift- 2:30-5 pm)

The attached flyer provides details on the event, the volunteer roles and the amount of time required. Online volunteer registration is available at https://marsrover.uh.edu/VolunteerRegistration.aspx.

For more information, please contact Professor Edgar Bering at eabering@mail.uh.edu.

18th August
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Our first meeting will be on September 12th, 2011 at 6pm, UH Athletic Center. You are welcome to attend if you’re interested in becoming board member. If you would like more information, please contact president@nsmaa.org

12th January
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The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Alumni Association (NSMAA) aim to encourage students to pursue studies in the sciences and mathematics at the university through this scholarship program.

Scholarships that are available for the 2011-2012 academic year and instructions are listed here.

19th September
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Let’s welcome our 2010-2011 officers, chairs, and board members of NSMAA:

President Teri Garrett
Vice President Ivy Nguyen
Treasurer Thomas Nguyen
Secretary Mervin Miller
Social Chair Cecilia Ramirez
Scholarship Chair Danny Nguyen
Board Member James Dean, Aaron Deutmeyer
2nd June
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Please fill out the officer nomination form before August 1, 2010 (11:45 PM CT).

Officer roles and responsibilities

President: The President shall be the principal executive officer of the association and shall in general supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the association. He/She shall preside at all meetings of the members, the Executive Committee, and of the Board of Directors. In the absence of the President or in the event of his/her inability or refusal to act, the Vice President-Programs, shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President.

Vice President: The Vice Presidents shall oversee various committees which have been assigned to them and are responsible for the action of such committees.

Secretary: When acting as Secretary, he/she shall keep the minutes of the Association and keep a record of all proceedings of every meeting of the members and of the Board of Directors. They shall attend to correspondence, keep a roll of the members, and shall be custodian of the records.

Treasurer: As Treasurer, he/she shall have charge of all monies and books of accounts of the Association and shall render monthly reports and accounting thereof at the biannual meeting and at such other times when requested by the Board of Directors of the Association. An audit of the books will take place at the request of the Board of Directors of the Association.

2nd March
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On Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, NSMAA and NSM College together welcomed 12 students from Stephen F. Austin High School Math and Science Club to visit the University of Houston campus. Rhonda Thompson, the NSM Assistant Dean for Strategic Planning, dedicated her time to make this visit successful. She showed SFA students the newest NSM Science Building and the Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling. The students were exposed to many state of the art technologies and current researches at UH. Students also got to meet several prestigious UH professors including the Director of NSM Advising Center. This tour is an effort to introduce local high school math and science students to UH facilities and academic programs. We will hope to continue this program as well as the collaboration with the NSM college to recruit potential students.

Austin HS Science Club visit to NSM

21st December
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NSM Alumni Association’s first 2010 Board Meeting will be held at the Athletics/Alumni Center at 6:00 PM on January 4th, 2010. Please join us if you are interested in becoming a board member. All UH Alumni Association members who are NSM graduates are automatically part of the NSM Alumni Association.

Please review the Board Member requirements along the right side of the homepage.

If you have any questions about NSM Alumni Association, please contact president@nsmaa.org

1st October
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This was pulled directly from the University of Houston Alumni Association. Help UH get up to Tier One!

Sure, there’s no mud-slinging presidential election this year, and hopefully no hanging chads either — but this fall’s election does include something that would directly impact the University of Houston: a constitutional amendment that provides a pathway for more Tier One universities in the State of Texas.

It’s called Proposition 4, and it will be on the ballot on November 3rd. The UH Alumni Association is asking the entire UH community to rally behind this very important cause.

Four things to know about Prop. 4:

  • It does not call for any taxes to be levied or bonds to be issued.
  • California has nine Tier One universities. New York has seven. Texas has only three!
  • To qualify for the funding, schools will have to meet benchmarks determined by the Higher Education Coordinating Board and the State Legislature.
  • The enabling legislation received unanimous bipartisan support from the Texas Legislature.

Visit www.myCougarConnection.com/prop4 for more information on this important issue, plus voter registration links, polling locations, and early voting dates.

It’s time to talk it up with your family, friends, and co-workers! You’ll hear more from us as the election approaches, but until then, remember to VOTE FOR Prop. 4.

23rd May
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We’re proud of all the recent College of Natural Science and Mathematics graduates of Spring 2009! We would like to invite all of you to join the University of Houston Alumni Association (UHAA) and if possible, join the Natural Science and Mathematics Alumni Association (NSMAA) board. We’re looking for new faces to help bring our organization new ideas to help contribute to our mission statement. Please email our president for any questions.

As a huge congratuations, please take a few moments to fill out our survey. If you would like to enter our raffle, please fill out the contact information at the bottom.

Prizes include: Five iPod Shuffles, three first year memberships to UHAA, and three NSMAA Polos.

26th March
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We were delighted to sponsor the entire second grade class of McMasters Elementary School in Pasedena ISD to visit the Museum of Natural Science on November 7, 2008.

Here are a few of their awesome thank you letters:

McMasters Elementary School Deisy Victoria
Christian Helen Andrew
Junior Katelynn Bryan
Xavier Mackenzie Eliana