UHCL News

College of Education profs celebrate newly minted educators' entrance into profession

June 16, 2018 | Katherine Adams

College of Education profs celebrate newly minted educators' entrance into profession

Samantha Ruelas was one of over 80 University of Houston-Clear Lake teacher certification candidates who received her diploma on May 20 and participated in UH-Clear Lake’s first Teacher Induction Ceremony, held on May 16.

Middle schoolers learn engineering process in first Hawk STEAM Academy

June 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Middle schoolers learn engineering process in first Hawk STEAM Academy

In a new summer science program geared toward middle school students, the Center for Educational Programs at University of Houston-Clear Lake is hosting two week-long Hawk STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) Academy camps in which campers will work in research and development teams as they explore Newton’s laws of motion. Roger Rovekamp, a robotics engineer at Dexterous Robotics Laboratory at NASA Johnson Space Center, discussed the importance and various applications of robotics technology with nine student engineers at a lunch presentation on June 5.

Santa Fe shooting, other emergencies spotlight need for counselors

June 08, 2018 | Karen Barbier

Santa Fe shooting, other emergencies spotlight need for counselors

One of the first things University of Houston-Clear Lake Professor of Counseling Cheryl Sawyer will insist when she is called in after a tragedy is that it is not about her – it is about the mental well-being of the victims and those who knew the victims. After hearing about the shooting at Santa Fe High School, Sawyer knew there would be a need and she reached out her school connections and immediately put her lifetime work into action.

UHCL grad heads to Washington, DC for Library of Congress internship

June 04, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL grad heads to Washington, DC for Library of Congress internship

There are over 32 million books in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and on June 1, University of Houston-Clear Lake graduate Alexander will become one of the rare few college graduates to be awarded a coveted internship in the Library’s Educational Outreach Division.

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 appoints senior vice president for academic affairs and provost

May 21, 2018 | Staff

UHCL appoints senior vice president for academic affairs and provost

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake has named Steven Berberich to become senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, effective July 2.

UHCL profs, librarian facilitate cross-global learning event

May 18, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL profs, librarian facilitate cross-global learning event

When dedicated teachers get the opportunity to help high school students connect with their peers on the other side of the world by sharing literature, they take it. A combined effort of three University of Houston-Clear Lake education professors, one UH-Clear Lake graduate student, a Skype link and a library full of students turned some simple reading assignments into unforgettable, cross-cultural and cross-global learning experiences.

Students, faculty showcase innovative research at UHCL conference

May 10, 2018 | George Mattingly II

Students, faculty showcase innovative research at UHCL conference

Students, faculty and community members engaged in conversation surrounding academic research by college students during poster presentations at the 24th Annual Student Conference for Research and Creative Arts at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Professors mentor, coach newly certified teachers through new program

May 07, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Professors mentor, coach newly certified teachers through new program

This May 20, more than 80 University of Houston-Clear Lake teacher certification candidates will receive more than just their diplomas. Nearly 100 percent of them will not be searching for a job. They will already be employed teachers with contracts signed, ready to enter a classroom this fall. “It is an exciting and somewhat overwhelming time for them,” said Associate Professor of Special Education and Chairman of the New Teacher Mentoring Initiative Elizabeth Beavers.

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 offers New School Counselors Boot Camp

April 17, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL offers New School Counselors Boot Camp

For University of Houston-Clear Lake students about to graduate with degrees in school counseling and for school counselors in the field, the Center for Educational Programs is offering a two-session New Counselor Boot Camp on Saturday, April 14 and Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. – noon in room 1310.05 of the Arbor Building.

UHCL shares peer mentoring program success at national conference

April 16, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL shares peer mentoring program success at national conference

Since fall 2017, University of Houston-Clear Lake has been successfully implementing a peer mentoring program as the integral part of a $3.7 million Hispanic Serving Institution STEM grant titled Pathways to STEM Careers. The grant supports Hispanic and low-income students pursing degrees in all science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Program Director for HSI STEM Grant Benito Vasquez, accompanied by Senior Academic Advisor for the College of Education Carmen Conley and three undergraduate students working as paid peer mentors in the program, attended an HSI national conference from March 24-28 in Chicago. They presented a proposal to other colleges nationwide, highlighting the successes and challenges they faced in building the peer mentoring program.