Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs

The Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs (CLASP) provides lifelong learning opportunities through free programs open to the public.
CLASP is an outreach initiative of the University of Houston-Clear Lake and was developed to provide education and intellectual challenge to our community. We offer an evening speaker series UHCL every first Thursday of the month. Community friends of all ages are invited to enjoy the challenge of learning about new and varied subjects.

2017 CLASP Events Schedule

"Visions in Our Midst" Distinguished Speaker Series
Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m.
University of Houston-Clear Lake, Bayou Building
2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston
View map/directions to UHCL.
Volunteer Chair, Distinguished Speaker Series: Marilyn Lunney
Program Moderators: Sharon and Gordon Christman, Ron Lohec, Roemehl and John Dewey, Jim O’Malley and G.S. Lunney Sr.
All programs are open and free to the public; free parking is available in the Visitors Lot. For special accommodations, or more information, please contact us at 281-283-2021.

Spring 2017 Semester

Date Title of Event Speaker Time Location
Jan 5, 2017 Apollo VII: The First of Five Giant Steps to the Moon Col. Walter Cunningham, former NASA astronaut 5:30-7 p.m. UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room
Feb 2, 2017 Exploring Ancient Ruins in the Honduran Jungle with Airborne Laser Mapping and Boots on the Ground Juan Carlos Fernández Díaz, senior researcher, natural physical sciences, University of Houston 5:30-7 p.m. UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room
March 2, 2017 Commercial Crew Program-Getting Ready for the Mission Kathy Lueders, program manager, NASA Commercial Crew Program; Steve Stich, deputy program manager, NASA Commercial Crew Program 5:30-7 p.m. UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room
April 6, 2017 Keeping the Spring in Your Step: Exercise, Physical Activity and Nutrition at Every Age William Amonette, assistant professor in fitness and human performance, UHCL 5:30-7 p.m. UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Forest Room
May 4, 2017 The Growth of Muslim and Other Religious Minorities in the United States Mike McMullen, professor of sociology, UHCL 5:30-7 p.m. UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room

Special Accommodations

Any individual who requires a special accommodation for a specific disability should contact the university's Office Development and Alumni Relations at 281-283-2021 at least two weeks prior to the date of the program/event.

Sign Up for the CLASP Distribution List

Want to stay connected and be first to learn about upcoming CLASP events? Please email the UHCL Alumni Association.
Each CLASP season runs from September through May, in correspondence with the academic calendar. At the beginning of each season, brochures are mailed to those on the CLASP distribution list outlining the upcoming season of events, including speakers, presentation titles and event locations. Furthermore, CLASP emails a monthly reminder of the upcoming events and any last-minute changes.
  • Alumni Association

    Phone: 281-283-2021
    Fax: 281-283-2017

    Bayou Building B1604
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 318
    Houston, TX 77058-1002