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Pathways to STEM Careers grant increased, extended

October 06, 2021
The Pathways to STEM Careers grant has been increased to over $4 million, making it possible for even more students to receive stipends for their work as interns, research assistant and peer mentors.

Photo of Pathways to STEM Careers student interns, research assistant and peer mentors

STEM Challenge

STEM Challenge competition begins lifelong connections for UHCL alumnus

May 4, 2022
Each year, University of Houston-Clear Lake hosts a STEM Challenge competition in hopes of inspiring high school and community college students to choose a degree plan in a STEM field. Daniel Velazco, who transferred to UH-Clear Lake from San Jacinto College, said his participation in the competition helped guide him on his path forward- and kept him connected to the university.

Photo of UHCL Student Daniel Velazco

STEM Challenge brings together innovative students

May 3, 2018
Kamryn Smith, Amanda Pastrano and Kana Iwahara from Clear Brook High School participated in the STEM Challenge 2018 at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Approximately 127 students from local high schools and colleges participated in STEM Challenge 2018 presented by Bridges to STEM Careers and Pathways to STEM Careers, a partnership between UH-Clear Lake and San Jacinto College.

Photo of Kamryn Smith, Amanda Pastrano and Kana Iwahara from Clear Brook High School

Peer Mentoring/Undergraduate Research Assistants/Internship Programs

'Proud to be a Hawk': Engineering students win top honors in competition

April 19, 2022
University of Houston-Clear Lake mechanical engineering and computer science students achieved recognition as well as the top awards at the Texas Academy of Science Annual Meeting, which took place in February on the UH-Clear Lake Campus.

First place winners are from left, front row: Jaseem Muhammad, Glenda Rubio, Aline Lira. Back row: Ryan Jarnagin, Martin Demaret, Dr. Ariful Bhuiyan.

STEM careers grant helps students find success, give back

June 28, 2021
Through the Pathways to STEM Careers grant, University of Houston-Clear Lake students are successfully attaining their educational and professional goals — students like David Langner. The grant targets Hispanic students choosing a STEM-related field of study, offering support services and other strategies to increase their academic and professional success.

Photo of UHCL Student David Langner

Pathways to STEM Careers grant enables student to receive research assistantship

January 2, 2020
In 2018, as Sean Graham realized he was getting closer to graduating from University of Houston-Clear Lake, he decided he’d like to put a research assistantship on his resume. A visit with Associate Professor of Computer Engineering Hakduran Koc secured that position, made possible through a grant called Pathways to STEM Careers.

Photo of UHCL Student Sean Graham

Through Pathways to STEM Careers program, UHCL student to begin doctoral program

December 11, 2019
Jazmine Jayasi began her academic career envisioning herself as a medical doctor. She is receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from University of Houston-Clear Lake this month, but her involvement in the Pathways to STEM Careers program changed her career focus.

Photo of UHCL Student Jazmine Jayasi

Undergraduate student researcher to present findings to legislators in Austin

February 11, 2019
Texas Undergraduate Research Day is an annual event that provides the opportunity for undergraduate students engaged in research to showcase how their work positively impacts Texas to state legislators.

Photo of Assistant Professor of Information Technology Lisa Lacher and her research assistant, senior Cydnee Biehl

UHCL shares peer mentoring program success at national conference

April 16, 2018
Since fall 2017, University of Houston-Clear Lake has been successfully implementing a peer mentoring program as the integral part of a $3.7 million Hispanic Serving Institution STEM grant titled Pathways to STEM Careers.

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Alumna empowers Hawks with contributions to student, STEM scholarships

November 9, 2018
From solving math and science equations in high school to developing business operations for NASA with her own company, Denise Navarro says her education has been a crucial factor to her success and her life.

Photo of Denise Navarro



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