Skip to main content


The University of Houston (UH), in collaboration with Texas A&M University (TAMU), is developing SynBio and plant biotechnology approaches that will help expand the workforce in food and Agriscience. This will create a sustainable agricultural economy and resilient communities.

The program objectives are to:

  1. Design and develop new synthetic biology and plant biotechnology courses.
  2. Create experiential and project-based learning opportunities for the students.
  3. Improve research, leadership, and communication skills in Agrisciences.

Through this USDA-HSI initiatives, we will provide experiential learning (EL) and project-based learning (PBL) activities by involving BS/MS students in advanced research on plant growth and physiology, crop production, genetic engineering, plant biotechnology, microbial biotechnology, cell culture, breeding, and biocontrol areas. We will focus on developing technical and non-technical skills such as leadership, entrepreneurship, communications, problem-solving, and decision-making to enable job-ready human resources for Agriculture and sustainable livelihood goals.


February 20, 2024

NRCS posted approximately 290 Pathways Recent Graduate positions throughout the U.S.  These are full-time, entry-level jobs targeting Seniors graduating this December or those who graduated in the past two years.  These opportunities …

February 10, 2024
December 13, 2023


Contact Us

UH USDA-HSI Program (

Dept. of Engineering Technology, Cullen College of Engineering

Address: SAB1 Building Lab 350,

13850 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479

Office: +1 713 743 5642

Fax: +1 713 743 4032

Interested in our program? Apply Here