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.

Cybersecurity minor can complement multiple degrees

October 12, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Cybersecurity minor can complement multiple degrees

Across all industries, data breaches and hacking are a constant concern. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure these breaches and hacks don’t happen and everyone has the resources to stay safer and more secure online.

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.

Science and engineering alumni gathering spotlights success

September 28, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Science and engineering alumni gathering spotlights success

Although the COVID-19 pandemic caused many high school and college students to delay their college plans, the College of Science and Engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake saw an overall 12% increase in enrollment from fall 2019 to fall 2021 — when most other colleges around the country were experiencing record enrollment declines.

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.

Fellowship supports research to improve knee replacements

July 15, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Fellowship supports research to improve knee replacements

Barrios Technology has awarded University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Ariful Bhuiyan a fellowship that will continue his ongoing research in the field of biomechanics. His current work focuses on evaluating and improving knee replacement devices, which are used to treat osteoarthritis in the knee.

UHCL researchers to study meteorites from Mars with Barrios funding

July 06, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL researchers to study meteorites from Mars with Barrios funding

Barrios Technology, a NASA contractor, has awarded University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Science Daniel Imrecke a $2847 fellowship to help fund a new field of his research. By studying how meteorites respond to stress, his research will help shed light on planetary processes.

Chemistry prof receives Barrios Technology fellowship

July 01, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Chemistry prof receives Barrios Technology fellowship

Barrios Technology, a NASA contractor, has awarded University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Professor of Chemistry Daniel Wang a $5000 scholarship to help fund a new area of his research. He plans to use the funds for supplies to further his work in medicinal chemistry.

STEM careers grant helps students find success, give back

June 28, 2021 | UHCL Staff

 STEM careers grant helps students find success, give back

For University of Houston-Clear Lake students like David Langner, the Pathways to STEM Careers grant is helping them successfully attain their educational and professional goals. The grant targets Hispanic students choosing a STEM-related field of study, offering support services and other strategies to increase their academic and professional success.

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.

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.