UHCL News

Two UHCL ceremonies honor fall students, prior ‘virtual’ graduates

December 02, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Two UHCL ceremonies honor fall students, prior ‘virtual’ graduates

Over 1,000 University of Houston-Clear Lake fall 2021 graduates will receive their degrees and be recognized during an in-person commencement ceremony on Dec. 12 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Minute Maid Park. Of those, 645 will be recognized for receiving their undergraduate degrees, and 363 will receive their graduate degrees.

Press 'start' to begin new career: serious games offer valuable skills

November 18, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Press 'start' to begin new career: serious games offer valuable skills

The word “game” invokes images of children sitting in front of screens for hours. Generally, the word is not associated with adults engaged in constructive work. Nevertheless, gamification and “serious” games, which are defined as games with a specific, measurable learning objective, have become an instrumental tool for acquiring new skills in the workplace.

Pathways to STEM Careers grant increased, extended

October 06, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Pathways to STEM Careers grant increased, extended

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $4,036,338 grant to University of Houston-Clear Lake targeting Hispanic/Latino/a/x and other low-income students in a STEM-related degree program. This new project builds upon the work of the "Pathways to STEM Careers" grant originally awarded in 2016 for about $3.7 million.

UHCLTeach's new master teacher follows passion for science

September 17, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCLTeach's new master teacher follows passion for science

Takisha Bolden Gastile has spent her entire professional life doing what she loves and developing future science educators. After 14 years in Houston Independent School District, she saw University of Houston-Clear Lake as having an innovative way of connecting to science majors who wanted to become teachers.

Prof reflects on 45 years at UHCL, linking science educators to NASA

June 25, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Prof reflects on 45 years at UHCL, linking science educators to NASA

Back in August of 1975, the construction of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s campus was barely complete. Robert Jones, who had been employed at NASA as a missions planning and operations officer in the Public Affairs Office, was awarded a one-year visiting professorship position, at University of Houston’s main campus.

UHCL alumna is Alvin ISD Paraprofessional of the Year

May 21, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL alumna is Alvin ISD Paraprofessional of the Year

Esther Jimenez said that her journey to becoming an elementary school teacher has felt like forever, but after her graduation this month from University of Houston-Clear Lake with her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Bilingual Concentration, her dreams are finally coming true.

New degree a game changer for video, tech students at UHCL

May 19, 2021 | UHCL Staff

New degree a game changer for video, tech students at UHCL

While there’s widespread recognition of global health failures in terms of infectious disease outbreaks, there’s not much disagreement about how policy makers can become more prepared and responsive. The use of serious games and simulations are becoming a critical tool to promote learning and innovation, with applications that go far beyond sustaining learning during a pandemic lockdown.

Alum named Principal of the Year, continues to aim high

May 13, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Alum named Principal of the Year, continues to aim high

Krystal Hawks became an educator because she wanted to have a positive impact on the lives of children. After completing her Master of Science in Educational Management from University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2010, she knew she was well prepared for the next level.

UHCL spring 2021 commencement ceremony to be virtual

May 10, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL spring 2021 commencement ceremony to be virtual

Over 1,150 University of Houston-Clear Lake spring 2021 graduates will earn their degrees and be recognized during a virtual ceremony on Sunday, May 16, at 10 a.m. Of those, 737 will receive their undergraduate degree, and 413 will be recognized for receiving graduate degrees.

UHCL doctoral student is HISD Middle School Principal of the Year

April 16, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL doctoral student is HISD Middle School Principal of the Year

Before enrolling, Tanya Edwards heard University of Houston-Clear Lake had a good doctoral program for educators seeking executive leadership skills. In her second year of the program, she says the connections, collaboration, and wisdom she’s gained are getting her out of her box and building her success as a leader.

Webinar features dialogue between women in academia

March 26, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Webinar features dialogue between women in academia

Women's History Month webinar, "The Women: The View from the Ivory Tower" features a panelist of female professionals in higher education who will share their experiences and journeys to leadership.

UHCL to host Greater Houston Area Virtual STEM Conference

February 24, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL to host Greater Houston Area Virtual STEM Conference

University of Houston-Clear Lake will host the annual Greater Houston Area Virtual STEM Conference, Saturday, March 6, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. More than 200 educators from over 20 school districts in the Houston-Galveston and surrounding areas will attend this one-day event.