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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. 

Math scholarship recipient should want to 'make the world better'

A “philomath” is a Greek word meaning, “one who loves learning and studying.” The ancient Greeks couldn’t have known they were creating a word that would describe Clear Lake resident Dennis Lawler, a University of Houston-Clear Lake double alumnus, who believed that math was at the center of art, music, philosophy, literature and everything else.

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Professor and Assistant Write Article on Aging

Assistant Professor of Biology and Biotechnology Brian M. Wasko and his research assistant Kathleen Helget recently co-authored an article on the molecular mechanisms of aging, published in January in the scientific journal GeroScience.

Software Engineering Minor Gives Job Candidates an Edge

In a job market filled with applicants with plenty of high-level technical skills, employers are looking for resumes that demonstrate “differentiators.” UHCL's minor in Software Engineering can make the difference on a job application, says Adjunct Professor of Software Engineering Daniel Drew.

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.