Since our founding in 1974, University of Houston-Clear Lake has fostered relationships with NASA Johnson Space Center, aerospace contractors and other local businesses for the mutual benefit of companies and students. For more than 40 years, we have provided unique learning experiences to generations of students working in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM fields.
Understanding the need for a stellar STEM facility in the very community that has spawned a half-century of scientific achievements, UHCL broke ground on our $65.7 million STEM and Classroom Building in March 2017. With plans to open in fall 2018, this new facility will help us attract more students to science and technology careers and provide room for the continuing intellectual growth of faculty.
Creating Future Leaders Today
Labs in the 121,575-square-foot building will foster hands-on training experiences that give students opportunities to develop creative solutions to real-world problems. Faculty can enhance their research in cutting-edge environments, while also delivering fresh partnerships and increased dialogue with the high-tech industries that populate the greater Houston area. UHCL students and faculty will benefit from the following amenities:
- 3-story section for classrooms and teaching and research labs
- 2-story section for offices and classrooms
- 13 faculty research labs
- 15 teaching labs for mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry, geology, industrial hygiene and environmental safety
- Specialty rooms that include space for mechanical engineering projects, computer-aided drafting and 3-D printing
- Astronomy observation deck and other support labs
- 100-seat tiered lecture hall
- 30-seat computer lab