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First-gen transfer student 'goes for it' at UHCL, finds support and mentorship

January 26, 2021 | UHCL Staff

First-gen transfer student 'goes for it' at UHCL, finds support and mentorship

Students who transfer from one college to another sometimes face the unique struggle of attempting to join a community from a completely different starting point. University of Houston-Clear Lake has a significant transfer student population, but for Osvaldo Rodriguez, assimilating into the university community was easy, and he felt at home immediately.

MBA with sustainability concentration ranked nationally

November 24, 2020 | UHCL Staff

MBA with sustainability concentration ranked nationally

Job openings across the workforce need candidates with skills in sustainability, and University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Master of Business Administration with Concentration in Sustainability is preparing students to meet that challenge. A leading college resource has ranked UH-Clear Lake seventh on the Best 22 MBA in Sustainability Programs 2020 list.

Veteran overcomes personal challenges to graduate, credits supportive profs

November 20, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Veteran overcomes personal challenges to graduate, credits supportive profs

Trinity Danielson had just transferred to University of Houston-Clear Lake to complete his bachelor’s degree and had registered for a heavy load of coursework when his wife had their second child. Within a week, his son was critically ill and hospitalized and Danielson said he reached out to his professors for support.

Students with financial need can obtain scholarships through NSF grant

October 08, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Students with financial need can obtain scholarships through NSF grant

Students with unmet financial need who are interested in a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the fields of computer science, computer information systems or computer engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake can now obtain scholarships from the university’s new National Science Foundation S-STEM grant.

New book spotlights Latinas in flight

September 21, 2020 | UHCL Staff

New book spotlights Latinas in flight

Hawks are known for soaring, and a passion for aerospace has led to a unique University of Houston-Clear Lake connection to a barrier-breaking new book, “Latinas in Aviation.”

UHCL announces new Institute for Human and Planetary Sustainability

September 15, 2020 | UHCL Staff

UHCL announces new Institute for Human and Planetary Sustainability

University of Houston-Clear Lake is pleased to announce the launch of a new Institute for Human and Planetary Sustainability (IHAPS), focused on supporting world-leading projects and programs toward advancing sustainable solutions.

EIH searches for elusive chicken turtles

August 04, 2020 | UHCL Staff

EIH searches for elusive chicken turtles

Western chicken turtles are an elusive freshwater turtle found in wetlands in states west of the Mississippi River, extending to the Guadalupe River in Texas. The most pressing problem with the chicken turtles, says Senior Biologist Mandi Gordon of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Environmental Institute of Houston, is finding them at all.

EIH research yields high-impact data about dolphins in Galveston Bay

July 10, 2020 | UHCL Staff

EIH research yields high-impact data about dolphins in Galveston Bay

Researchers from the Environmental Institute of Houston at University of Houston-Clear Lake have published an article in the May edition of Estuaries and Coasts special issue. EIH Research Associate Kristi Fazioli co-authored “Short-Term Effects of Hurricane Harvey on Bottlenose Dolphins in Upper Galveston Bay, Texas” with Vanessa Mintzer of the Galveston Bay Foundation.

Spot on the 'Today' show creates some graduation pomp despite the circumstances

June 10, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Spot on the 'Today' show creates some graduation pomp despite the circumstances

This year, graduation season brought more heartbreak than happiness to students who were forced to stay in home quarantine due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Still, Jasmine Keeton, who had hoped to put on her cap and gown alongside her two daughters, found a way to salvage the situation.

Microbiology, nursing, and software engineering students collaborate on COVID-19 grant

May 29, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Microbiology, nursing, and software engineering students collaborate on COVID-19 grant

University of Houston-Clear Lake students and professors are engaged in research to meet the urgent need to understand the spread of COVID-19. Assistant Professor of Microbiology Michael LaMontagne, Assistant Professor of Nursing Karen Alexander with biology students, in collaboration with registered nurses in UHCL’s RN-BSN program and others, have begun the project.

Math scholarship recipient should want to 'make the world better'

May 20, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Math scholarship recipient should want to 'make the world better'

A “philomath” is a Greek word meaning, “one who loves learning and studying.” The ancient Greeks couldn’t have known they were creating a word that would describe Clear Lake resident Dennis Lawler, a University of Houston-Clear Lake double alumnus, who believed that math was at the center of art, music, philosophy, literature and everything else.

RN-BSN information session to transition to live online format at UHCL Pearland

May 13, 2020 | UHCL Staff

RN-BSN information session to transition to live online format at UHCL Pearland

Information for students wishing to enroll in the RN-to-BSN program at University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland can discover all they need during two upcoming virtual sessions May 27 and July 14. Program Director and Assistant Professor of Nursing Karen Alexander said the information sessions would be live and accessible on Zoom.