NSMeet, held Saturday, February 25, gave NSM’s top prospective students and their families a chance to see what life as an NSM Coog will be like.
The first-time event welcomed 70 high school seniors and 95 family members to campus. These students are already admitted to the University of Houston for fall 2017 as NSM majors. With an average SAT score of 1382, these students are likely accepted to multiple universities.
NSM wants UH to be their first choice.
“NSMeet is a new event intended to showcase our faculty, student culture and programs – as well as our campus – for our best prospective students,” said Andrew Hamilton, NSM’s Associate Dean for Student Success. “We wanted to communicate to these students that we are invested in them and want to see them succeed.”
The half-day event gave students and families an opportunity to meet faculty and staff from the six departments, network with current undergraduates, and learn more about student organizations, campus resources and other ways to get involved on campus.
“The departments did a great job of describing the disciplines they represent, and giving students reasons to think hard about their choice of NSM major,” Hamilton said.
The program also included a student-to-student panel and an alumni panel for parents/family members. Lunch was served under the NSM rotunda and followed by residence hall tours, lab tours, and a study/research abroad information session.
“Sixty-five percent of the attendees were in the top quarter of their graduating class,” Hamilton said. “This event is part of a larger strategy that is proving to be a success; we’re expecting our largest class ever, but also our most academically accomplished.”
Kathy Major, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics