UHCL News

Arts conference brings creativity to the classroom

October 04, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Arts conference brings creativity to the classroom

University of Houston-Clear Lake Art School for Children and Young Adults and the Houston Arts Partners (HAP) will present a conference on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. where educators can receive continuing education credits and children can receive complimentary instruction in a variety of art projects.

Student-created Frida Kahlo mural celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

September 27, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Student-created Frida Kahlo mural celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

A group of six University of Houston-Clear Lake art education students, many of Hispanic descent, combined their talents to create a larger-than-life mural of the iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The mural will be on display Sept. 29-Oct. 15.

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.

Parents U sessions provide college readiness info for families

September 01, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Parents U sessions provide college readiness info for families

In the last year, many Texas universities have suspended their usual SAT and ACT requirements for admissions, becoming “test optional” through fall 2021. University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Center for Executive Education in the College of Business is helping parents understand the current landscape of preparing kids for college.

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.

Enroll your kids in youth summer camps at UH-Clear Lake

May 26, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Enroll your kids in youth summer camps at UH-Clear Lake

From day camps that explore cooking and wildlife to rockets and art, enroll your students in engaging summer programs at University of Houston-Clear Lake to make sure the learning doesn't end. Registration is now open, with camp options for pre-K through 12th grade.

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.

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.

Girls interested in STEM careers shine at UHCL event

March 23, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Girls interested in STEM careers shine at UHCL event

When Loretta Williams Gurnell was a science teacher in a Houston charter school, she noticed one thing she didn’t like at all — the girls in her classes weren’t raising their hands. To help change that, she founded the nonprofit SUPERGirls SHINE Foundation, which held its latest inspiring event at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

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.

Behavior analysis lab studies inclusion, equity to better serve diverse populations

January 27, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Behavior analysis lab studies inclusion, equity to better serve diverse populations

With the population of the United States becoming more diverse, the demand has increased for behavior analysts with the skills to serve clients from many cultural backgrounds. At University of Houston-Clear Lake, a lab called Behavior Analysts for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity (BADIE) aims to do exactly that.

Why are good students failing? UHCL prof examines causes

January 19, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Why are good students failing? UHCL prof examines causes

School districts around Texas have reported the number of failing students has risen exponentially. The increase appears to be a dismal reflection of the struggle students are facing with online learning platforms. A University of Houston-Clear Lake expert says numerous interrelated variables are impacting both teaching and learning.