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.

NASA Johnson Space Center, UHCL begin implementing Space Act Agreement partnership

December 23, 2019 | Katherine Adams

NASA Johnson Space Center, UHCL begin implementing Space Act Agreement partnership

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s history of collaboration with NASA Johnson Space Center began on the day its doors opened in 1974, establishing a permanent institution of higher education accessible to JSC staff, scientists and engineers. On Oct. 1, the two entities signed a new Space Act Agreement and Annex, confirming and expanding their partnership for the benefit of the community.

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.

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.

Army vet serves country, finds calling at UHCL

November 11, 2019 | Katherine Adams@uhcl.edu

Army vet serves country, finds calling at UHCL

When Steve Eggleston first began attending college in California in 1999, he soon realized it wasn’t for him. Eggleston, a post-baccalaureate environmental science student at University of Houston-Clear Lake, had always wanted to join the military, so he dropped out and began speaking to an Army recruiter. But due to a medical condition, he had to apply for a medical waiver and was told it might take up to two years for the Army to process his request to join.

Energy minister from Oman keynotes event prior to Oman-UHCL science diplomacy conference

October 30, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Energy minister from Oman keynotes event prior to Oman-UHCL science diplomacy conference

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center hosted a dinner event at South Shore Harbour Resort ahead of the University of Houston-Clear Lake-SQCC Energy and Environmental Stewardship Conference earlier this month. The dinner and the conference were attended by a delegation of Omani diplomats led by Her Excellency Hunaina S. Al Mughairy, ambassador of Oman to the United States. The evening’s keynote speaker was His Excellency Salim Bin Nasser Al Aufi, undersecretary of Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas.

$2.5M NSF grant funds 5-year UHCL initiative in engaged learning

October 17, 2019 | Jim Townsend

$2.5M NSF grant funds 5-year UHCL initiative in engaged learning

What does it take to keep an academically challenged student in college and on the path to a degree and career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics? University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Science and Engineering intends to find out, with assistance from a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant.