UHCL News

Neumann Library hosts discussion on virtual and augmented futures

February 13, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Neumann Library hosts discussion on virtual and augmented futures

The Neumann Library at University of Houston-Clear Lake will be hosting a panel discussion entitled “Virtual and Augmented Futures,” spotlighting augmented and virtual reality and their implications for teaching, learning and future careers. The event, to be held Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 2-3:30 p.m. is comprised of seven experts in fields including technology, software engineering, psychology and digital media.

UHCL alumna, former NASA engineer to lead Common Reader discussion

February 10, 2020 | Katherine Adams

UHCL alumna, former NASA engineer to lead Common Reader discussion

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Common Reader Program is launching its first event of the semester, entitled “A Conversation with Spare Parts’ Lisa Spence and Special Guests” on March 3 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Forest Room. The book “Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream” by Joshua Davis, is this year’s Common Reader selection with the goal of creating community connections among students, as well as between them and their professors.

Spatial learning demonstration in Neumann Library

January 24, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Spatial learning demonstration in Neumann Library

As “techies” continue to shift their interest from desktop devices to mobile devices, the trend toward goggles, headsets and other wearable devices continues to increase. Alex Haber, state/local government and education team leader Magic Leap, a spatial computing platform that integrates digital content into the physical world, will be demonstrating this technology at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Alfred R. Neumann Library on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. - noon.

Software engineering minor offers skills that can be game changer in employers' eyes

January 10, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Software engineering minor offers skills that can be game changer in employers' eyes

In a job market filled with applicants with plenty of high-level technical skills, employers are looking for resumes that demonstrate “differentiators.” University of Houston-Clear Lake’s minor in software engineering can make the difference on a job application, says Adjunct Professor of Software Engineering Daniel Drew, who teaches many of the courses that encompass the minor.

Pathways to STEM Careers grant enables student to receive research assistantship

January 02, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Pathways to STEM Careers grant enables student to receive research assistantship

Last year, as Sean Graham realized he was getting closer to graduating from University of Houston-Clear Lake, he decided he’d like to put a research assistantship on his resume. A visit with Associate Professor of Computer Engineering Hakduran Koc secured that position, made possible through a grant called Pathways to STEM Careers.

UHCL prof advises urges students to celebrate diversity

December 30, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL prof advises urges students to celebrate diversity

Dorothea Lerman, professor of behavior analysis and director of the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at University of Houston-Clear Lake, gave the commencement address at the university’s 5 p.m. ceremony at NRG Arena on Dec. 15.

UHCL prof says good mentors are a key to success

December 27, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL prof says good mentors are a key to success

Judith Marquez, professor of bilingual and multicultural education at University of Houston-Clear Lake, gave the commencement address at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s noon ceremony at NRG Arena on Dec. 15.

Students participate in UHCL fall 2019 commencement ceremony

December 24, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Students participate in UHCL fall 2019 commencement ceremony

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s December 2019 commencement took place at noon and at 5 p.m. on Dec. 15 at NRG Arena in Houston. Candidates for graduation participated by leading the Pledge of Allegiance and invocation, giving the student address, inducting students into UH-Clear Lake’s Alumni Association, and giving the benediction.

Through Pathways to STEM Careers program, UHCL student to begin doctoral program

December 11, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Through Pathways to STEM Careers program, UHCL student to begin doctoral program

Jazmine Jayasi began her academic career envisioning herself as a medical doctor. She is receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from University of Houston-Clear Lake this month, but her involvement in the Pathways to STEM Careers program changed her career focus.

Bayou Theater to show 2019 CineSpace award-winning films inspired by NASA

December 11, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Bayou Theater to show 2019 CineSpace award-winning films inspired by NASA

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater is presenting the work of NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society’s 5th Annual CineSpace competition on Monday, Dec. 16 from 7-9 p.m.

First-gen student, administrator share how college changed their lives

December 06, 2019 | Katherine Adams

First-gen student, administrator share how college changed their lives

The face of today’s college student continues to change, PBS NewsHour reported in a special series that focused on college student populations. The phrase “first generation college student” was unheard of just a decade ago, but now, “first-gen” students are increasing in numbers across college campuses in America, including at University of Houston-Clear Lake, where about 35% of the student body identified themselves as first generation college students on their applications.

UHCL student graduates with diploma, transformative life lessons

December 04, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL student graduates with diploma, transformative life lessons

Natalia Marfil Cepeda is receiving her bachelor of science in biological science from University of Houston-Clear Lake this month, but she learned much more in college about herself and her future than what was taught in her courses.