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College of Science and Engineering

Meet today's toughest challenges head-on with an education from the College of Science and Engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Our students answer pressing questions and solve real-world problems across more than 20 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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Innovation and creativity will fuel your studies at UHCL, and our small class sizes ensure you’ll have ample guidance from expert faculty every step of the way. Top-of-the-line campus labs offer specialized research in fields as diverse as biotechnology, computer security, plasma physics, marine ecology, robotics and more.

Beyond the classroom, internship and research opportunities abound alongside top organizations like NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency, Boeing and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Our alumni have built careers tackling earth’s most difficult challenges from beneath the waves to above the stratosphere, and soon you’ll be ready to join them.

UHCL-Boeing partnership gives student intern reason to be 'excited to go to work every day'

When a professor, advisor or other mentor helps a student navigate college, that student’s chances for success increase greatly. For UHCL junior Jose Ramirez, who is in the midst of an internship with Boeing at NASA Johnson Space Center, the guidance he’s received from his professors and others at UH-Clear Lake have shown him that it’s true—the sky truly is the limit. Read the full story.

 Jose Ramirez, UHCL student

UHCL Alumnus Named to 9/11 Medical Advisory Committee

Nearly 20 years after 9/11, many are still suffering from health complications. UHCL alumnus Michael Larrañaga has joined the effort to provide medical care to those affected by the attacks. Larrañaga received his M.S. in Environmental Science in 1998 and has been helping the community ever since.

Veteran Overcomes Challenges to Graduate

Within a week of transferring to UH-Clear Lake to complete his bachelor's degree, Trinity Danielson's newborn son became critically ill and had to be hospitalized. Danielson, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, reached out to his professors for support and was able to complete his degree in two years.

Center for Robotics Software

The Center for Robotics Software was conceived during consultation with key members of NASA and the local community. The center leverages the technical infrastructure that exists between NASA, academia and industry to identify and solve challenging automation and robotics problems.