UHCL News

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.

Area educators flock to second annual STEM education conference

March 29, 2018 | Jean Rudnicki

Area educators flock to second annual STEM education conference

More than 200 area educators from 13 school districts across the region took advantage of the Greater Houston Area STEM Conference hosted by the University of Houston-Clear Lake and co-sponsored by University of Texas Medical Branch. The one-day event featured strategic presentations, hands-on activities and tours of state-of-the-art facilities. Also on hand were 29 STEM-related exhibitors displaying wares and answering questions. Featured keynote speaker Kenn Heydrick, the former Texas Education Agency Director of Science Curriculum addressed STEM education for the future. Post attendance surveys testify to the conference’s overall success with 95 percent of respondents reporting they plan to attend next year’s conference, and a like number reporting they have already shared information received at this year’s event.

UHCL student creates organization for future medical professionals

March 28, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL student creates organization for future medical professionals

University of Houston-Clear Lake sophomore biological science major Mohamed AbdelGilil wanted to participate in more student organizations, but simply couldn’t get to all the meetings. Although schedules just didn’t work, he definitely wanted to find a way to get more involved in campus life.

UHCL: 'Well-trained mechanical engineers can do just about anything'

March 19, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL: 'Well-trained mechanical engineers can do just about anything'

In Houston, there’s an almost endless demand for highly qualified mechanical engineers. That’s why University of Houston-Clear Lake is offering up-and-coming engineering students the opportunity to obtain a new, competitive bachelor of science in mechanical engineering in a leading-edge science, technology, engineering and math facility.

UHCL to stream free GPU workshop for computer programmers

February 28, 2018 | George Mattingly II

UHCL to stream free GPU workshop for computer programmers

Computer programmers and IT professionals will learn how they can streamline their work in analytics, engineering and deep-learning applications in the upcoming workshop “GPU Programming Using OpenACC” at the University of Houston-Clear Lake on March 6.

Registration underway for Greater Houston Area STEM Conference

February 18, 2018 | Jean Rudnicki

Registration underway for Greater Houston Area STEM Conference

Registration is underway for educators from across the Houston-Galveston and surrounding areas to attend the 2018 Greater Houston Area STEM Conference on Saturday, March 3, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. The event is being co-sponsored by UH-Clear Lake and University of Texas Medical Branch. Titled, “New Horizons and Innovations in STEM,” the conference will feature concurrent presentations, STEM-related exhibitors, door prizes, and tours of current state-of-the-art research facilities. Keynote speaker is Kenn Heydrick, a 35-year educator with a rich STEM background including serving as the Director of Science Curriculum at the Texas Education Agency.

UHCL Cyber Security Institute offers spring courses for IT professionals

January 31, 2018 | George Mattingly II

UHCL Cyber Security Institute offers spring courses for IT professionals

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Cyber Security Institute is offering the opportunity for IT professionals to gain an edge with new knowledge and skills with professional training courses during the spring 2018 semester.

Call for sessions proposals for teacher STEM conference

January 18, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Call for sessions proposals for teacher STEM conference

The Greater Houston Area STEM Committee is now accepting session proposals for the “New Horizons and Innovations in STEM” conference to be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Proposals must be submitted by Jan. 31.