Spring 2021 PE Review Course for Chemical Engineering @ Virtual
Jan 29 – Apr 30 all-day

Date 2021 Topic Instructor
29-Jan Introduction; Mass/Energy Balances & Thermo I Dale Embry
5-Feb Mass/Energy Balances & Thermodynamics II (3) Gary Gildert, Dale Embry
12-Feb Thermodynamics III (1); Kinetics I (2) Dale Embry, Gary Gildert
19-Feb Kinetics II (2); Plant Design Economics (1) Gary Gildert
26-Feb Fluid Mechanics I (3) Todd Willman, Carol Schmidt
5-Mar Fluid Mechanics II (2); Heat Transfer I (1) Carol Schmidt, Dennis Glascock
12-Mar Heat Transfer II (3) Dennis Glascock
19-Mar Spring Break
26-Mar Separations Processes I (3) Antonio Garcia
2-Apr Separations Processes II (3) Antonio Garcia
9-Apr Problem Session Dale Embry, Carol Schmidt, Gary Gildert
16-Apr Plant Design & Operations (3) Mariella Raven
23-Apr Sample Test Exam (3) Dale Embry

All classes will meet on Fridays from 3:00 – 6:00 P.M.

                            Course Materials          UH Logistics                Blackboard

Contacts:               Dale Embry                  Nicolette Solano         Joseph McDonough

Phone:                 832-815-1552             713-743-4304             713-743-9972



Course Registration Deadline:       Friday, January 22, 2021

Adopt-a-Beach Cleanups @ Galveston Island beach
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Adopt-A-Beach | Adopt-A-BeachRegistration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the cleanup is from 9 till noon.

Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and bring plenty of drinking water. Adopt-A-Beach is also asking that you bring along your own set of gloves as Adopt-A-Beach donated most of our inventory at the onset of COVID-19. Disposable, work, or garden gloves work great! Adopt-A-Beach will provide all necessary materials.

Reservations are required due to COVID-19. Please sign up today, one ticket per person, no group sign-ups available this year. Registration will remain open until the end of the cleanup on April 17th.

View a list of all participating sites on a map here.

WG Jones Volunteer Service @ WG Jones State Forest
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

WG Jones Volunteer Service | Citizens Environmental CoalitionIt’s time to volunteer again! You know you want to, but you know there are rules, right? So here they are:

  1. Only a certain number of people will be allowed in each garden area. Be prepared to grow where you’re planted (work where you’re most needed)!
  2. You must supply your own gloves and tools.
  3. Park at the education building, not in front of the office.
  4. If you are more comfortable wearing a face mask, you are more than welcome to.
  5. Limits on the number of people should allow for 6 feet social distancing. Be mindful of the distance.
  6. As always, bring adequate sun protection and water.
  7. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please quarantine for 14 days before joining Texas Master Naturalists – Heartwood Chapter at the Forest.

Volunteer slots begin at 9 am and end at noon.  Contact for the latest plans.

VMS: RM: WG Jones State Forest (Specify garden or nursery maintenance)

SPC Impact 2021 @ Online Event
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – Apr 21 @ 7:00 am

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) - EventsState of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) spring 2021 event will be a two-day Virtual Event. Attendees will get a chance to experience virtual tours, networking opportunities and small-group evening events from wherever they are located.

 Please note that the event is in Eastern Time.


2021 Texas ASLA Conference @ Galveston Island Convention Center
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm

The 2021 Conference Planning Committee is putting together a conference that will have health and safety measures in place.  American Society of Landscape Architects will have touchless badge registration, chairs in the classrooms will provide safe spacing, and American Society of Landscape Architects are requiring that everyone wear a mask.  Hand sanitizer will be located throughout the convention center and in the exhibit hall.

American Society of Landscape Architects are hopeful that we  will once again be able to come together in Galveston for a few days of education, networking, and advocacy.  In the event that it is determined that it is unsafe to host an in-person conference in April, the chapter leadership and Conference Planning Committee will review alternate dates for 2021 or offer a virtual conference.

Register before March 17, to take advantage of the early bird attendee registration prices.

Nature Walking Tour @ The Water Works
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Time: 10:30 to 12:00 pm
Parking: City Lot H
Location: The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park (105 Sabine St.)

Enjoy a free walking tour in Buffalo Bayou Park highlighting the landscape and ecology of 19th century Texas that created Houston, as well as the importance of prairies in rebuilding this astonishing and all but vanished ecosystem.

Sound Healing Meditation in the Cistern @ The Water Works
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Find your center and practice meditation in the spacious and tranquil Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. Offered in collaboration with Union is Creation and Youniversoul this meditation series will feature the use of singing bowls and wind chimes to encourage mindfulness and connectivity. Guests should bring their own cushion or mat.

  • Thursdays from 6-6:45 pm
  • Saturdays from 10-10:45 am

34 person max.

$15 per person

All guests are required to wear a face mask and use hand sanitizer before entering the Cistern. Markers will be placed throughout the space to indicate socially-distanced spots. Cleaning will take place between every Cistern tour and meditation session.