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

Date      Presentation Topic Speaker Location
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

Previous Events

  Spring 2019
Date Presentation Topic Speaker
Feb. 7 "Searching for Pilar" (A Novel About Human Trafficking) Patricia Hunt Holmes
  Fall 2018
Date Presentation Topic Speaker
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