UHCL News

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 biotechnologist eyeing damage to Gulf coral reefs

May 25, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UHCL biotechnologist eyeing damage to Gulf coral reefs

University of Houston-Clear Lake biotechnologist Lory Santiago-Vazquez is keeping close watch on the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, a system of coral reefs about 100 nautical miles east of Galveston in the Gulf of Mexico. The sanctuary provides habitat for many threatened and protected species – corals, sharks, rays, sea turtles and marine mammals – as well as several species important to the fishing industry.

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.

Team wins second place at third-annual NASA Swarmathon

May 21, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Team wins second place at third-annual NASA Swarmathon

University of Houston-Clear Lake computer engineering students, in partnership with peers from San Jacinto College, took second place honors in NASA’s 2018 Swarmathon “Mission to Mars,” a competition to program robot rovers to simulate tasks they would encounter on the red planet’s rocky surface.

UHCL Common Reader Program fosters successful mentorships

May 16, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Common Reader Program fosters successful mentorships

This year, University of Houston-Clear Lake students and professors who participated in the Common Reader Program brought to action one of the overarching themes of the selected book, “Hidden Figures” – the importance of mentorship, particularly among women.

UHCL prof's research helps understand drug solubility, efficacy

May 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL prof's research helps understand drug solubility, efficacy

What makes a prescription or over-the-counter drug work best? One of the key factors in a drug’s efficacy is its solubility, says Arcadius V. Krivoshein, assistant professor of chemistry at University of Houston-Clear Lake. In a recent article published in the journal Chirality (2017, vol. 29, pp. 623-633), Krivoshein and collaborators presented some new research results that would help scientists predict how quickly drug molecules will dissolve and enter the bloodstream.

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.

STEM Challenge brings together innovative students

May 03, 2018 | Karen Barbier

STEM Challenge brings together innovative students

More than 127 students from local high schools and colleges participated in STEM Challenge 2018 at University of Houston-Clear Lake presented by Bridges to STEM Careers and Pathways to STEM Careers, a partnership between UH-Clear Lake and San Jacinto College.

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 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.

UHCL student creates organization for future medical professionals

March 28, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL student creates organization for future medical professionals

University of Houston-Clear Lake sophomore biological science major Mohamed AbdelGilil wanted to participate in more student organizations, but simply couldn’t get to all the meetings. Although schedules just didn’t work, he definitely wanted to find a way to get more involved in campus life.

UHCL: 'Well-trained mechanical engineers can do just about anything'

March 19, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL: 'Well-trained mechanical engineers can do just about anything'

In Houston, there’s an almost endless demand for highly qualified mechanical engineers. That’s why University of Houston-Clear Lake is offering up-and-coming engineering students the opportunity to obtain a new, competitive bachelor of science in mechanical engineering in a leading-edge science, technology, engineering and math facility.