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The Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs (CLASP) provides
lifelong learning opportunities through free programs open to the public.

CLASP is an outreach initiative of the University of Houston-Clear Lake and was developed to provide education and intellectual challenge to our community. We offer an evening speaker series UHCL every first Thursday of the month. Community friends of all ages are invited to enjoy the challenge of learning about new and varied subjects.

2015-16 CLASP Events Schedule

"Visions in Our Midst" Distinguished Speaker Series
Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m.
University of Houston-Clear Lake, Bayou Building
2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston
View map/directions to UHCL.

Volunteer Chair, Distinguished Speaker Series: Marilyn Lunney
Program Moderators:
Sharon and Gordon Christman, Ron Lohec,Roemehl and John Dewey, Jim O’Malley and G.S. Lunney Sr.

All programs are open and free to the public; free parking is available in the Visitors Lot. For special accommodations, or more information, please contact us at   281-283-2021.

Fall 2015 Semester

All classes are subject to cancellation or schedule change.

Title of Event
9/10NASA Mission Control – Panel Discussion by the Unheralded Men who Manned the Consoles in Mission ControlFormer flight controllers scheduled to attend: Jerry Bostick, Charles “Chuck” F. Deiterich, William Gravett, Maurice Kennedy, Chuck Lewis, Milt Windler and Jay Greene. Moderated by Glynn Lunney5:30-7 p.m.UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room
10/15Exploring Ancient Ruins in Honduran Mosquitia Jungle with Laser MappingJuan Carlos Fernández Díaz, Ph.D., senior researcher, natural physical sciences, University of Houston5:30-7 p.m.UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room
11/5Discussion: Admiral Nimitz and GuadalcanalPeggy Hill, Associate Professor Emerita of Reading & Language Arts 5:30-7 p.m.UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room
12/3The Ike Dike: A Coastal Barrier System Protecting Houston and Galveston Region from Hurricane Storm SurgesColonel Leonard Waterworth, executive professor, Maritime Administration, Texas A&M University at Galveston5:30-7 p.m.UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room

Spring 2016 Semester

All classes are subject to cancellation or schedule change.

Title of Event
1/7Boeing’s CST-100: A 21st Century Space CapsuleMark Mulqueen, ISS Program Manager, The Boeing Company5:30-7 p.m.UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room
2/4Security in our Homes and Neighborhoods
Please note speaker change. February and May speakers have switched.
Phil Sandlin, Harris County constable, Precinct 85:30-7 p.m.UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room
3/3Before there were Vikings: The Archaeology of Sutton HooFrederic Pearl, PH.D., director, Maritime Studies, Texas A&M University at Galveston5:30-7 p.m.UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room
4/7WWII on Galveston Island: From Fort Crockett to the Balinese Room Jan Johnson, author and UHCL alumna,’86, ’95 5:30-7 p.m.UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Forest Room
5/5The Duties and Responsibilities of a Texas Game WardenKevin Glass, game warden, Texas Parks and Wildlife5:30-7 p.m.UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room

Contact / Special Accommodations

Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Any individual who requires a special accommodation for a specific disability should contact the university's Office Development and Alumni Relations at 281-283-2021 at least two weeks prior to the date of the program/event.



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