UHCL News

Program makes tuition more affordable for undergrad STEM students

March 22, 2019 | Jim Townsend

Program makes tuition more affordable for undergrad STEM students

University of Houston-Clear Lake undergraduates seeking a STEM degree may be eligible for a stipend of up to $2,000 per semester and $1,500 for summer courses thanks to the university’s participation in a grant collaboration with other Houston universities.

UHCL profs update comprehensive chemistry reference book, are nominated for award

February 27, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL profs update comprehensive chemistry reference book, are nominated for award

“Larock’s Comprehensive Organic Transformations” was originally published in 1989. Its third edition, co-authored by a team of scientists including University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Assistant Professor of Chemistry Anton Dubrovskiy and his wife, Adjunct Chemistry Instructor Nataliya Markina, has been published and nominated for a PROSE award finalist in the Multivolume Reference/Science category.

UHCL students' video game 'Code of Aegis' wins educational award

February 26, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL students' video game 'Code of Aegis' wins educational award

For video-game fanatics, getting paid to play is the ultimate dream. While University of Houston-Clear Lake students majoring in digital media studies, didn’t actually get paid, they won a prestigious award for creating a video game titled “Code of Aegis” at the Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference recently held in Orlando, Fla.

UHCL prof’s experiments with silk-fiber composites show promising results

February 12, 2019 | Jim Townsend

UHCL prof’s experiments with silk-fiber composites show promising results

University of Houston-Clear Lake Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Youssef Hamidi is researching the use of silk-fiber composites as an alternative to glass- and carbon-fiber composites widely used in manufacturing.

Undergraduate student researcher to present findings to legislators in Austin

February 11, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Undergraduate student researcher to present findings to legislators in Austin

Texas Undergraduate Research Day is an annual event that provides the opportunity for undergraduate students engaged in research to showcase how their work positively impacts Texas to state legislators. This year, Assistant Professor of Information Technology Lisa Lacher and her research assistant, senior Cydnee Biehl, were selected to represent University of Houston-Clear Lake at the Texas State Capitol Building at the event, themed “Transforming Texas through Undergraduate Research,” to be held in Austin on April 1.

UHCL, UTMB to co-host conference spotlighting innovations in STEM

January 21, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL, UTMB to co-host conference spotlighting innovations in STEM

University of Houston-Clear Lake and University of Texas Medical Branch will co-host the annual Greater Houston Area STEM Conference to be held March 2, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

'Net sensation 'Jake from H-E-B' is also Jake from UHCL

January 18, 2019 | Jim Townsend

'Net sensation 'Jake from H-E-B' is also Jake from UHCL

The average Joe or Jane may only get 15 minutes of fame. Not true for “Jake from H-E-B,” whose act of kindness went viral just before Christmas. Three weeks later, the unassuming University of Houston-Clear Lake sophomore is still taking media calls and dealing with internet trolls.

Support from adviser helps student juggle career, family to complete coursework

January 04, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Support from adviser helps student juggle career, family to complete coursework

University of Houston-Clear Lake senior and transfer student Matthew Helle didn’t have an easy time juggling a 60-hour work week, a family and rigorous college classes, but with the constant guidance and support of his transfer adviser, Kristi Rickman, he will graduate with his bachelor of science in computer information systems in May 2019.

Short Takes

December 11, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Short Takes

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

Alumna empowers Hawks with contributions to student, STEM scholarships

November 09, 2018 | George Mattingly II

Alumna empowers Hawks with contributions to student, STEM scholarships

Knowing firsthand the impact of the UHCL education, alumna Denise Navarro is helping to put the dream of higher education within reach for students by giving back to student scholarships.

UHCL Pearland Campus to offer master's in engineering management

November 06, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Pearland Campus to offer master's in engineering management

Targeting working professionals in the field of engineering and science, University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus is offering a master of science in engineering management beginning spring 2019. The engineering management degree, says Ki-Young Jeong, program chair and associate professor of engineering management, has one of the highest domestic student enrollments in UH-Clear Lake’s College of Science and Engineering.

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.