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Wagner-Peyser Grant-Sponsored Cyber Security Readiness Training at University of Houston-Clear Lake
Through a workforce training grant led by the BayTech, UHCL is offering a workforce training opportunity in Network Management & Security training to currently unemployed military veterans (or discharged soon), aerospace workers, or others (in that priority).

20 Spots Available

Training provider: The Cyber Security Institute (CSI)
Training dates: June | September, 2015
Training location: Delta Building, University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
By partnering and collaborating with UHCL, this grant is intended to:
  1. Develop a regional cybersecurity framework applicable to diverse Houston industries such as Aerospace, Petrochemical, Energy, Medical, and The Port of Houston
  2. Develop a cybersecurity curriculum, train the trainer, and employ instructors at the collegiate level
  3. Create a regional Cybersecurity Council
Education and Experience Requirements
  1. Previous education/experience in computer technologies, including networking, IT, systems administration, computer science, etc.
  2. Some college: Community college, 4 year college, in the study of technologies.
  3. Two or more years of work experience in maintaining information systems or networks.
  4. Output will make workers ready for technical security work in the IT field, so aptitude and experience with technology is more important than degrees or certifications.

Houston Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (H-LSAMP)

The Houston Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (H-LSAMP) is an academic program designed for undergraduate students interested in pursuing degrees in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. H-LSAMP is an alliance comprised of top area institutions, including: Texas Southern University, University of Houston, Houston Community College, San Jacinto College, University of Houston-Downtown, and most recently, University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, H-LSAMP was created to significantly increase the number of traditionally underrepresented minority students earning baccalaureate degrees in STEM fields each year. As a nondiscriminatory organization, H-LSAMP accepts all qualified individuals as resources allow.

If you want to develop skills and experience that will position you for life-long success, become an H-LSAMP scholar. Apply today!

2015 Summer Camp | Cyber Security Institute

When: June 8th – June 10th, 2015. 9:00am ~ 4:00pm
Where: Delta Building, UHCL

About the Cyber Security Summer Camp
The University of Houston-Clear Lake Cyber Security Institute will host a Cyber Security themed Summer Camp from June 8 to June 10, 2015. The camp’s mission is to expose local high school students to Cyber Security. Cyber Security expertise is in high demand and offers a promising career path. The camp is designed to motivate students to continue their education in related STEM fields.  We leverage the domain expertise and computing facilities at our Cyber Security Institute to develop a well-rounded camp with following goals in mind:
  • Expand the camper’s horizon in the domain of Cyber Security including the technology, organization, and people factors.
  • Educate the campers about ethics in Cyber Security.
  • Inspire the campers with what Cyber Security entails.
  • Introduce the campers to a spectrum of information systems vulnerabilities, security threats, and possible countermeasures.
  • Teach the campers about various technical topics with a focus on network security.
  • Design relevant and interesting hands-on labs for the campers to practice what they learn in a controlled environment.
  • Create opportunities for campers to talk to cyber security professionals in both public and private sectors.
Network Management and Security Training Programs
Are you interested in a career in Information Security or Networking? Have you ever thought of earning industry certifications to further your career? The Network Management and Security certificate is designed for you to achieve those goals.
The suite of four classes covers the fundamental technology, concepts and practices of modern Information Security operations, including access control, authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA), network security protocols, policy construction and enforcement mechanisms, contingency planning and application security. Students have options of taking all four or individual classes.

Course Announcement: Spring 2015 Semester
Subject Course Title Course Description Instructor
BIOL 4391-02 Selected Topics in Biological Sciences
Coastal Avian Biology
Learn about the biology and conservation of coastal birds!
Weekend Field Trips to Local Areas.
Dr. Felipe Chavez-Ramirez

For more information contact:Instructor: Dr. Felipe Chavez-RamirezDirector, Conservation ProgramsGulf Coast Bird Obsevatory | Coastal Avian Biology (flyer)

2015 Summer Orientation

The Office of Orientation and New Student Programs will be hosting a total of 11 orientation sessions throughout the summer.  The dates and times are listed below.  Orientation is mandatory for all incoming undergraduate students (including transfer students) and remains optional for graduate students. 

SOAR (Student Orientation and Registration) for 0-29 credit hour students and/or all first-time in college students:
June 12, 19 and 27
July 10, 16 and 18
August 18

*All SOAR sessions are from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and will include individual academic advising appointments, registering for classes, meeting campus resources and interacting with peers.  Each session will have a maximum of 42 students in attendance and including guests, we anticipate 80-100 people in attendance on those days.  Check-in will take place in Atrium I.    

NSO (New Student Orientation) for all 30+ credit hour students who are not first-time in college students:
May 21 from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.
June 30 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
July 21 from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.
August 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  (graduate students specifically invited to attend this session)

*The day includes much information regarding campus resources and services as well as academic advising meetings by school.  We hope to have 150-200 students in attendance for each NSO.  With guests, the total may be closer to 250 or 300 each day.  Check-in will take place in Atrium II.    

If you have any questions regarding orientation. We can be reached via email or 281-283-2420


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