UHCL News

Groundbreaking set June 12 for UHCL residence hall

June 06, 2018 | Jim Townsend

 Groundbreaking set June 12 for UHCL residence hall

University of Houston-Clear Lake will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a 294-bed residence hall at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. The public is invited. The residence hall is scheduled to open for the fall 2019 semester.

Nearly 1,100 UHCL grads walk at spring commencement

June 01, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Nearly 1,100 UHCL grads walk at spring commencement

Nearly 1,300 students graduated this spring at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Two commencement ceremonies were held on Sunday, May 20, at NRG Arena. Almost 1,100 students chose to walk across the stage.

UHCL biotechnologist eyeing damage to Gulf coral reefs

May 25, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UHCL biotechnologist eyeing damage to Gulf coral reefs

University of Houston-Clear Lake biotechnologist Lory Santiago-Vazquez is keeping close watch on the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, a system of coral reefs about 100 nautical miles east of Galveston in the Gulf of Mexico. The sanctuary provides habitat for many threatened and protected species – corals, sharks, rays, sea turtles and marine mammals – as well as several species important to the fishing industry.

Team wins second place at third-annual NASA Swarmathon

May 21, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Team wins second place at third-annual NASA Swarmathon

University of Houston-Clear Lake computer engineering students, in partnership with peers from San Jacinto College, took second place honors in NASA’s 2018 Swarmathon “Mission to Mars,” a competition to program robot rovers to simulate tasks they would encounter on the red planet’s rocky surface.

UHCL Police Department receives international accreditation

May 21, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UHCL Police Department receives international accreditation

The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Accreditation Commission has approved a four-year accreditation for the University of Houston-Clear Lake Police Department, Police Chief Allen Hill said.

Credit union employees raise money for UHCL’s autism center

May 11, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Credit union employees raise money for UHCL’s autism center

For the fifth year, Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union employees continue their support of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

UHCL to host Bay Area Career and Resource Fair

May 10, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UHCL to host Bay Area Career and Resource Fair

In response to the sudden closure of Bay Area Regional Medical Center, University of Houston-Clear Lake will host the Bay Area Career and Resource Fair on Tuesday, May 15, 1-3 p.m., in Atrium 1 of UH-Clear Lake’s Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

UHCL spring commencement ceremonies May 20 at NRG Arena

May 04, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UHCL spring commencement ceremonies May 20 at NRG Arena

Nearly 1,300 University of Houston-Clear Lake students are expected to graduate this spring semester. Of those, approximately 1,100 plan to cross the stage at two commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 20, at NRG Arena, 1 NRG Park, Houston. A total 582 will receive bachelor’s degrees; 480 will receive their master’s degree and 14 will receive doctorate degrees.

UHCL staff, faculty honored at 40th annual awards ceremony

April 30, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UHCL staff, faculty honored at 40th annual awards ceremony

Recognizing dedication and commitment, University of Houston-Clear Lake held the 40th annual Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony in early April. President Ira K. Blake with UHCL interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Glen Houston and interim Vice President of Administration and Finance Usha Mathew presented service awards and distinctive honors to staff and faculty. “As a team, we are quite advantaged to have many faculty and staff who decide to stay on our team,” said Blake. “As others have also done in the past – our honorees today have assisted with our growth as a student-focused, community-minded and partnership-oriented university.”

UHCL Pearland Campus hosts Open House

April 26, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UHCL Pearland Campus hosts Open House

The expanding University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus held an Open House event earlier in April for prospective students seeking information or enrollment in undergraduate and graduate programs. Attendees toured the campus, talked with enrollment advisers and applied for admission. Pictured, attendees Chris Cunningham and Heather Childress sign in with help from student staff workers Andrea Rodriguez, Raj Nigam and Hector Vargas.

UHCL chemistry professor receives PROSE award for encyclopedia

March 09, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UHCL chemistry professor receives PROSE award for encyclopedia

University of Houston-Clear Lake Professor of Chemistry Daniel Zerong Wang is recipient of a 2018 PROSE Award, the Association of American Publishers’ highest honors for professional and scholarly works. Wang won the award in the category of Multivolume Reference/Science for the “Encyclopedia of Physical Organic Chemistry,” published by the prestigious John Wiley and Sons, Inc. in 2017.

UH-Clear Lake to offer mechanical engineering degree this fall

January 31, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UH-Clear Lake to offer mechanical engineering degree this fall

Beginning this fall, University of Houston-Clear Lake will offer a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering to help meet industries’ growing demand for trained engineers. In a meeting Jan. 25, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved UH-Clear Lake’s request to offer the degree program.