Not only is University of Houston-Clear Lake committed to providing a 21st century education for our students, but we believe in extending the same resources to our community. Our College of Science and Engineering directs the efforts of the following institutes, centers and initiatives at UHCL:
- Cyber Security Institute
- Physics Lecture Series
- Center for Robotics Software
- Science and Engineering Colloquium
- Pathways to STEM Careers
Learn more about how you can interact with UHCL and further your own education!
Cyber Security Institute
Since its origins in 2012, the Cyber Security Institute at UHCL has offered both classroom-focused and research-centric opportunities for the greater Houston area. In partnership with the NASA Johnson Space Center and Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, CSI has spearheaded efforts to protect UHCL, JSC and BAHEP-affiliated businesses and institutions improve their overall cybersecurity. CSI also engages in regular outreach to the surrounding areas in an effort to educate people on the importance of personal cybersecurity.
Physics Lecture Series
With a history dating back to 2006, the Physics Lecture Series is an annual event at UHCL designed to unite lovers of physics from across the campus and greater Houston area. Held weekly throughout the entirety of the spring semester, you will partake of lectures from experts across a number of fields, including NASA engineers and professors doing engaging work at other universities around the country. While it’s free to simply attend, you can even earn Continuing Education Credits for a small fee.
Center for Robotics Software
The Center for Robotics Software serves as the focal point of collaborations between academia, the Johnson Space Center at NASA, industry, federal agencies and local business organizations in the greater Houston area. The three primary missions of CRS are education, research and development and services. Targeted benefits of these missions include:
- Providing academic training in the Robotic Operating System to support the local robotics community;
- Providing targeted ROS software training for local companies and NASA to strengthen software capabilities needed on specific robotics projects;
- Producing outstanding graduates, research, capabilities and products in robotics software; and
- Integrating academia, government and industry for solving difficult technical problems in robotic manipulation and mobility.
Science and Engineering Colloquium
The College of Science and Engineering hosts two colloquium series each semester as a way to facilitate scholarly interaction between faculty and students. The Bayou Science and Mathematics Colloquium is held in the Bayou Building and the Delta Computing and Engineering Colloquium is held in the Delta Building. Speakers for these two colloquium series discuss the latest practices in industry and current research developments in science and engineering with our students.
UHCLTeach is a part of the UTeach program, is a rigorous secondary mathematics/science certification program originating out of the University of Texas at Austin. UHCLTeach is designed to prepare the best science and mathematics high school teachers in the country.