Transitions to Success in STEM Fields at Hispanic-Serving Institutions: A National Conference


Houston is located on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou, hence the nickname “Bayou City.” It is the fourth most populous city in the United States with over 2.1 million residents and a total of 5.95 million in the metropolitan area.


Houston is home to over 11,000 restaurants featuring everything from local specialties to international favorites. Houston boasts the second largest theater district in the country, surpassed only by New York City. You can enjoy world-class performances by the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony, Theater under the Stars, and many of our fine local performing groups. The museum district is home to the Hermann Park, the Houston Zoo, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Health Museum, the Contemporary Arts Museum, the Holocaust Museum, the Menil Collection, and the Children’s Museum.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

The Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, is located in Houston. Energy and aeronautics are among the industries with a strong presence here. The Port of Houston is the 10th largest in the world and handles more waterborne tonnage than any of the port in the US.

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Read more about the many things to do and see in our vibrant city.