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Physics alumni are prepared for doctorates, competitive careers post-UHCL

May 19, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Physics alumni are prepared for doctorates, competitive careers post-UHCL

Choosing physics as a degree plan doesn’t guarantee a smooth ride through the rest of your professional career- but getting a physics degree from University of Houston-Clear Lake could certainly help. Just ask Professor of Physics Samina Masood, whose students are using their UHCL education to launch themselves into doctoral programs and leading-edge careers.

UHCL alum honored for volunteering: 'Helping people is close to my heart'

May 18, 2022 | UHCL Staff

UHCL alum honored for volunteering: 'Helping people is close to my heart'

Interfaith Caring Ministries and the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce both nominated University of Houston-Clear Lake double-alumna Kala Hacker for Volunteer of the Year. ICM presented her with the actual Volunteer of the Year award at an event held last month.

Evidence of a prof's legacy: a real courtroom, a legal studies scholarship

May 17, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Evidence of a prof's legacy: a real courtroom, a legal studies scholarship

The Harris County District Clerk’s Office reports that in 2019, on average, just 22% of the people summoned actually appeared for jury duty. Some people submitted exemptions, but ultimately, 46% of the people failed to appear. This, says Associate Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies Jim Benson, is unacceptable.

Conover wins NASA's highest honor, reflects on UHCL's impact on her career

May 16, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Conover wins NASA's highest honor, reflects on UHCL's impact on her career

Recently recognized with the NASA Distinguished Service Medal for her career longevity and leadership in Program, Acquisition and Partnership Management for every NASA human spaceflight program since Apollo-Soyuz, Sharon Conover reflects on how her studies at University of Houston-Clear Lake impacted her 48-year career with NASA.

UHCL commencement speaker: 'Slow down, it's not just about education'

May 13, 2022 | UHCL Staff

UHCL commencement speaker: 'Slow down, it's not just about education'

At 20 years old, Hiba Loya might be on the young side to graduate from college, much less enroll in law school. She will be sharing what she learned as one of the youngest students in the university in her spring 2022 UHCL commencement address on Saturday, May 14 at NRG Arena.

UHCL double alum receives Shell Urban Science Educator award

May 11, 2022 | UHCL Staff

UHCL double alum receives Shell Urban Science Educator award

University of Houston-Clear Lake double-alumna Selene Verhofstad was recently honored for excellence as an educator with the Shell Urban Science Educator Development Award. She received the award through the National Science Teaching Association, which allowed her to attend a conference in Houston and attend workshops with other science educators from around the country for professional development.

Students participate in UHCL spring 2022 commencement

May 09, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Students participate in UHCL spring 2022 commencement

Over 1,100 University of Houston-Clear Lake spring 2022 graduates will earn their degrees and be recognized during a ceremony on Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. for the Colleges of Education and Business, and 3 p.m. for the Colleges of Science and Engineering and Human Sciences and Humanities at NRG Arena, 1 NRG Parkway, Houston.

STEM Challenge competition begins lifelong connections for UHCL alumnus

May 04, 2022 | UHCL Staff

STEM Challenge competition begins lifelong connections for UHCL alumnus

Each year, UHCL hosts a STEM Challenge competition in hopes of inspiring high school and community college students to obtain a STEM degree. Daniel Velazco, who transferred to UHCL from San Jacinto College, said his participation in the competition helped guide him on his path forward- and kept him connected to the university.

Global Farewell event highlights achievements of international students at UHCL

May 03, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Global Farewell event highlights achievements of international students at UHCL

It’s not easy to journey to a foreign country- perhaps across the globe, to further your education. UHCL has been an attractive choice for international students, boasting over 500 students from 43 countries, the majority of whom achieve their degree and, like Lilac Li and Harshith Sathyaprakash, find success after graduation.

New student org offers support, professional development to STEM teacher candidates

May 02, 2022 | UHCL Staff

New student org offers support, professional development to STEM teacher candidates

Most states in the U.S. are reporting a lack of well-qualified teachers with the most severe shortages in math and the sciences. Giving teacher candidates the best possible preparation before entering the classroom is key to remedying the problem, and that’s the purpose of UHCLTeach, a rigorous secondary math and science certification program.

Legendary American composers tell stories through music: Apollo Chamber Players

April 26, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Legendary American composers tell stories through music: Apollo Chamber Players

At first glance, the names Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery and Adolphus Hailstork might not mean much. But their contributions as classical music composers are profound, and the Apollo Chamber Players will be showcasing their work at their upcoming performance, entitled “American Legends,” at University of Houston-Clear Lake on May 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Learn to speak with your hands! Hand sign begins new Hawk tradition

April 25, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Learn to speak with your hands! Hand sign begins new Hawk tradition

Do you know how to speak with your hands? Hand gestures, accompanied by spoken words, can significantly increase the value of our message. All the most energetic and charismatic speakers know the impact of combining hand movements with the right words.