Spring 2019 CLASP Speaker Series
CLASP is an outreach initiative of University of Houston-Clear Lake created to encourage life-long learning through free monthly presentations that involve and engage community members of all ages in a wide variety of topics. These presentations take place on the first Thursday of every month from 5:30 - 7 p.m. and are open to the public. For events at UHCL, free parking is available in the Visitors Lot. Speakers, presentations and locations are subject to change.
Upcoming Presentation: Women in Space
Thursday, March 7
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Bayou Building, Garden Room
Women have played crucial roles in the evolution of the workforce, including at NASA. You may have heard of the women from the movie “Hidden Figures,” but in this panel, you’ll hear from five different trailblazing women and their experiences, challenges and successes working in the U.S. Space Program.
Dr. Estella Hernández Gillette, former NASA clerk-stenographer, will moderate this panel. The panel will feature unique stories from Anna L. Fisher, M.D., astronaut, and the first mother to fly in space; Beth Fischer, former NASA engineer and current Director of Programs, SAIC; Vanessa Wyche, Deputy Director at Johnson Space Center; Denise Navarro, President and CEO of Logical Innovations, Inc.; and Evelyn R. Miralles, NASA senior engineer and UHCL distinguished alumna.
Spring 2019 Schedule
|March 7||Women in Space||Dr. Estella Gillette||Bayou Building, Garden Room|
|April 4||Women in Health Care||Mitali Paul||Bayou Building, Garden Room|
|May 2||Anchor Point||Debbie Simmons||Bayou Building, Garden Room|
|Feb. 7||"Searching for Pilar" (A Novel About Human Trafficking)||Patricia Hunt Holmes|
|Dec. 6||"The Oxford of the Floodplain": The Saga of UHCL in (Mostly) Light Verse||Dr. John Gorman, UHCL Professor Emeritus of Literature|
|Nov. 1||Exercise and Nutritional Health Institute Grand Opening||Dr. William Amonette, Executive Director of Exercise and Nutritional Health Institute|
|Oct. 4||Robots in the Doctor's Office||Dr. Thomas L. Harman, UHCL Chair of College of Science and Engineering|
|Sept. 6||The Symbiotic Relationship Between Exercise and Nutrition for Health (view presentation)||Dr. William Amonette, Associate Professor of Exercise and Health Sciences|