UHCL News

Program makes tuition more affordable for undergrad STEM students

March 22, 2019 | Jim Townsend

Program makes tuition more affordable for undergrad STEM students

University of Houston-Clear Lake undergraduates seeking a STEM degree may be eligible for a stipend of up to $2,000 per semester and $1,500 for summer courses thanks to the university’s participation in a grant collaboration with other Houston universities.

Short Takes

March 14, 2019 | Jim Townsend

Short Takes

Keep up with events and activities at UH-Clear Lake with Short Takes, a weekly preview of upcoming events.

UHCL profs update comprehensive chemistry reference book, are nominated for award

February 27, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL profs update comprehensive chemistry reference book, are nominated for award

“Larock’s Comprehensive Organic Transformations” was originally published in 1989. Its third edition, co-authored by a team of scientists including University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Assistant Professor of Chemistry Anton Dubrovskiy and his wife, Adjunct Chemistry Instructor Nataliya Markina, has been published and nominated for a PROSE award finalist in the Multivolume Reference/Science category.

UHCL students' video game 'Code of Aegis' wins educational award

February 26, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL students' video game 'Code of Aegis' wins educational award

For video-game fanatics, getting paid to play is the ultimate dream. While University of Houston-Clear Lake students majoring in digital media studies, didn’t actually get paid, they won a prestigious award for creating a video game titled “Code of Aegis” at the Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference recently held in Orlando, Fla.

UHCL prof’s experiments with silk-fiber composites show promising results

February 12, 2019 | Jim Townsend

UHCL prof’s experiments with silk-fiber composites show promising results

University of Houston-Clear Lake Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Youssef Hamidi is researching the use of silk-fiber composites as an alternative to glass- and carbon-fiber composites widely used in manufacturing.

Undergraduate student researcher to present findings to legislators in Austin

February 11, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Undergraduate student researcher to present findings to legislators in Austin

Texas Undergraduate Research Day is an annual event that provides the opportunity for undergraduate students engaged in research to showcase how their work positively impacts Texas to state legislators. This year, Assistant Professor of Information Technology Lisa Lacher and her research assistant, senior Cydnee Biehl, were selected to represent University of Houston-Clear Lake at the Texas State Capitol Building at the event, themed “Transforming Texas through Undergraduate Research,” to be held in Austin on April 1.

UHCL hosts Chinese chemistry students at materials science workshop

February 07, 2019 | Jim Townsend

UHCL hosts Chinese chemistry students at materials science workshop

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Science and Engineering hosted 44 students and 10 instructor chaperones from one of China’s leading research institutes in a workshop for materials science chemistry that took place Jan. 25- Feb. 1. The students are from the College of Materials Sciences and Engineering at Jilin University in Changchun, capital of China’s northeast Jilin Province.

UHCL students simulate Big Bang dynamics on DIY supercomputer

February 01, 2019 | Jim Townsend

UHCL students simulate Big Bang dynamics on DIY supercomputer

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s computational physics students build their own 1.2 teraflop supercomputer.

'Net sensation 'Jake from H-E-B' is also Jake from UHCL

January 18, 2019 | Jim Townsend

'Net sensation 'Jake from H-E-B' is also Jake from UHCL

The average Joe or Jane may only get 15 minutes of fame. Not true for “Jake from H-E-B,” whose act of kindness went viral just before Christmas. Three weeks later, the unassuming University of Houston-Clear Lake sophomore is still taking media calls and dealing with internet trolls.

UHCL scores big in nationwide rankings for quality, affordability

January 11, 2019 | Jim Townsend

UHCL scores big in nationwide rankings for quality, affordability

University of Houston-Clear Lake received 17 top-10 rankings nationwide from three organizations that rate the best colleges for academics, value and student success and other metrics that help students decide where to go to school. Two of the organizations also break out rankings by state. UH-Clear Lake garnered five spots in top-10 rankings for best in Texas.

Support from adviser helps student juggle career, family to complete coursework

January 04, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Support from adviser helps student juggle career, family to complete coursework

University of Houston-Clear Lake senior and transfer student Matthew Helle didn’t have an easy time juggling a 60-hour work week, a family and rigorous college classes, but with the constant guidance and support of his transfer adviser, Kristi Rickman, he will graduate with his bachelor of science in computer information systems in May 2019.

UHCL Fall Commencement 2018

December 20, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Fall Commencement 2018

UHCL students and administrators participated in Fall Commencement 2018 on Dec. 16. Over 1,000 summer and fall candidates crossed the stage to receive their degrees.