UHCL News

New mechanical engineering prof teaches 'lecture-to-lab' in STEM building

September 28, 2018 | Katherine Adams

New mechanical engineering prof teaches 'lecture-to-lab' in STEM building

Since he was a child growing up in Morocco, Youssef Hamidi was fascinated with mechanical engineering. He knew that if he learned more about it, he could help make life better for people. Now as a new assistant professor of mechanical engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake, he’s using his extensive background in industry and higher education to teach future mechanical engineers to take on any challenge.

Mechanical engineering prof proud to teach in new UHCL STEM facility

September 10, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Mechanical engineering prof proud to teach in new UHCL STEM facility

With a doctorate in a STEM field, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Mohsen Daghooghi knew he had many career options across many industries in Houston. “I came Houston with the intention of working in academia because I know I am inherently a teacher,” he said.

UHCL, state reps celebrate opening of new buildings

September 05, 2018 | Karen Barbier

UHCL, state reps celebrate opening of new buildings

University of Houston-Clear Lake administrators, state legislators, students, faculty, staff and architects shared the excitement of the grand opening of two new buildings on campus during a celebratory event in late August.

New STEM and Classroom Building is prof's dream come true for entire campus community

August 31, 2018 | Katherine Adams

New STEM and Classroom Building is prof's dream come true for entire campus community

There are not many things everyone can agree on, except maybe one: moving is stressful. But for University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Assistant Professor of Chemistry Anton Dubrovskiy, seeing those stacks of boxes piling up in his office in the Bayou Building meant one thing: at long last, the future has finally arrived.

Instructional design and tech degree opens new doors for former educator

August 22, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Instructional design and tech degree opens new doors for former educator

Kellie Simon felt that after eight years of teaching fifth grade science, she was ready for a change. As part of the requirements for her master of science in instructional design and technology degree program at University of Houston-Clear Lake, she completed a two-month internship at DRDA, a Clear Lake accounting and business-consulting firm – and was immediately hired as a consultant, after graduating in August.

Astronaut Sunita L. Williams shares advice, experience with young students

August 01, 2018 | George Mattingly II

Astronaut Sunita L. Williams shares advice, experience with young students

Astronaut Sunita L. Williams shared her experiences during spaceflight and the future of commercial spaceflight with young students attending United Space School (USS) at University of Houston-Clear Lake, a program of the Foundation for International Space Education.

Student's passion to help others fuels cancer research

July 31, 2018 | George Mattingly II

Student's passion to help others fuels cancer research

From working as a combat medic in the scorching desert to battling DNA resistance under the lens of a microscope, Alfred Mimms is collaborating with distinguished faculty and researchers to push the limits of cancer research.

Short Takes

July 13, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Short Takes

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

Middle schoolers learn engineering process in first Hawk STEAM Academy

June 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Middle schoolers learn engineering process in first Hawk STEAM Academy

In a new summer science program geared toward middle school students, the Center for Educational Programs at University of Houston-Clear Lake is hosting two week-long Hawk STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) Academy camps in which campers will work in research and development teams as they explore Newton’s laws of motion. Roger Rovekamp, a robotics engineer at Dexterous Robotics Laboratory at NASA Johnson Space Center, discussed the importance and various applications of robotics technology with nine student engineers at a lunch presentation on June 5.

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.

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 alum inspires future leaders through endowment

April 16, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL alum inspires future leaders through endowment

College is an optimal time for self-discovery, learning, and finding your unique place in the world. It certainly was for University of Houston-Clear Lake alumna Jane Lehman Wood, who received her MBA in 1982. Wood remembers a pivotal undergraduate experience that changed the trajectory of her life – and it had nothing to do with academics.