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COES announces outstanding students, faculty

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 6:31am
Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science (COES) has announced its 2017 Outstanding Students and Faculty. Each Spring Quarter, COES faculty vote to recognize juniors and seniors who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and participate in service through student organizations. Graduating seniors vote on the two faculty members who most influenced their educations at [more]

ASCE teams win big at Deep South Conference

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 8:55am
The Louisiana Tech University American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe teams won first and second place, respectively, at the 2017 ASCE Deep South Conference held recently in Memphis, Tennessee. Competing against 10 other teams from universities around the region, the Steel Bridge team won first place in the “Display,” “Weight” [more]

COES holds Commitment Day 2017

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 3:17pm
Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science (COES) held its inaugural Commitment Day signing event Tuesday, with more than 170 top-tier high school students from across the south committing to pursue their academic careers in engineering and science at Louisiana Tech. Applicants who achieved qualifying scores on the ACT and their families were invited [more]

Science Café ends year with wildlife habitat management discussion

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 6:15am
The Louisiana Tech University chapter of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society will host a discussion by Dr. Heidi Adams, assistant professor of wildlife habitat management, at 5:30 p.m. April 11 in the community room of Gibson’s Natural Grocers at 1305 Commerce Street in Ruston. Adams’ discussion titled, “Are your deer picky eaters?: An [more]

New Frontiers series wraps up 2016-17 with Stanford professor, neurologist

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 6:29am
Dr. John Huguenard, professor of neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford University and member of Stanford’s Center for Mind, Brain and Computation, will visit Louisiana Tech University on April 10 for the final installment of the 2016-2017 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Huguenard will discuss his research in a presentation, titled “Real Time [more]

COES to honor high school students, educator for computing accomplishments

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 1:18pm
The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University will recognize 10 high school students and one teacher at its 5th Annual National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) awards breakfast on April 1 in the Ropp Center on the Louisiana Tech campus. The award recognizes high school women for their computing-related achievements [more]

Louisiana Tech to hold second annual Game Jam

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 6:49am
Louisiana Tech University will hold its second annual Game Jam from Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 2, in the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Building. Teams of video game designers and programmers will compete against one another in a 48-hour challenge based on a theme to be announced at 4 p.m. March 31, at [more]

Louisiana Tech ranks as a top university offering engineering management degrees

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:02pm
Louisiana Tech University has been ranked number four among universities in the United States that offer online engineering management degrees for 2017. Louisiana Tech received the ranking in the “2017 Top Online Colleges for Engineering Management Degrees” list released by the SR Education Group, an education research publisher, for the University’s Engineering and Technology Management [more]

Louisiana Tech welcomes medical illustrator as part of research lecture series

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 6:41am
Natalie Doolittle, director of medical animation at High Impact, Inc., will visit Louisiana Tech University on March 27 for a presentation titled, “Biomedical Visualization: Art Influencing Science and Medicine,” as part of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Doolittle’s lecture will take place at 3:30 p.m. in University Hall on the Louisiana Tech [more]

Shreveport Center to host small business, research funding workshop

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 6:56am
Louisiana Tech University will assist small businesses throughout the region in learning more about how federal agencies award funding for research at the 2017 Regional R&D Workshop, March 22 at the Louisiana Tech Shreveport Center. The workshop, offered by Louisiana Tech and the Technology Transfer Office, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. [more]

Distinguished professor, researcher to speak on brain machine interfaces

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 7:00am
Louisiana Tech University’s Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) and its Consortium on Neuronal Networks in Epilepsy and Memory (NeuroNEM) will host a presentation by Dr. Jose C. Principe, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, as part of the Seminar Series on Probing and Understanding the Brain. [more]

Prominent engineer, professor to visit as part of research lecture series

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 7:15am
Dr. Lijie Grace Zhang, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and biomedical engineering and medicine at George Washington University, will visit Louisiana Tech University on March 13 as part of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Zhang’s presentation titled, “Integrating 3-D Bioprinting and Nanomaterials for Complex Tissue Regeneration,” will take place at [more]

COES students, professor win first place in Shell Eco-Car team competition

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 7:13am
Four students and one faculty advisor from Louisiana Tech University’s Eco-Car team have won first place in the “Best Overall Team” category at a new event called “Hack-a-Truck,” sponsored by Shell Oil Company last weekend at Google’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Eight universities from across the country were invited to the event, and paired [more]

Civil engineering professor receives state professionalism award

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 7:21am
Dr. Norman Pumphrey, associate professor of civil engineering and program chair of construction engineering technology at Louisiana Tech University, has received the 2017 Professional Engineer Faculty Professionalism Award from the Louisiana Engineering Foundation. The award, which seeks to recognize faculty who encourage their colleagues and who benefit their students and the profession with the promotion [more]

Civil engineering students earn scholarships from DOTD

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 7:12am
Ten Louisiana Tech University students majoring in civil engineering have each earned $1,000 scholarship awards from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). Cameron Broussard, Cody Abshire, Hunter Calhoon, Lane Brister, Matthew Upshaw, Ryan Barton, Stetson Keen, Taylor Cappe, Tyler Bridges and Victor Seth Bivens were selected from a highly-accomplished pool of applicants from across [more]

Inaugural Integration Bee showcases students’ mathematics skills

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 7:32am
Louisiana Tech University mathematics program recently held its inaugural Integration Bee – an integral calculus competition aimed at providing students with confidence in publicly solving complex mathematical problems. Organized by Dr. Jonathan Walters, lecturer of mathematics at Louisiana Tech, the Integration Bee featured 20 students from various majors within the College of Engineering and Science [more]

COES faculty, student elected to lead national biomedical engineering society

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:31am
Two Louisiana Tech University biomedical engineering faculty members and one student have been appointed to leadership roles within the Alpha Eta Mu Beta (AHMB) National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society – an organization founded nearly 30 years ago by Louisiana Tech President Emeritus Dr. Daniel D. Reneau. Dr. Teresa Murray, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at [more]

COES lecturer named 2016 Visionary Educator of the Year

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 1:28pm
Jeffrey A. Pike, senior lecturer of civil engineering and construction engineering technology at Louisiana Tech University, has been named the Vantage Health Plan 2016 Visionary Educator of the Year. The honor is awarded to outstanding faculty and staff members who have shown a strong commitment to the field of education through hard work and dedication [more]

New Frontiers lecture series to host renowned cancer researcher

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:00pm
Dr. Philip Salem, president of Salem Oncology Centre in Houston Texas, will visit Louisiana Tech University on February 6 as a featured speaker of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Salem’s presentation titled “Lessons I Have Learned from Cancer Research and Treatment,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. in University Hall on the [more]

Renowned scientist, researcher to present as part of New Frontiers lecture series

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 7:33am
Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontier’s in Biomedical Research lecture series will host a discussion by Dr. Vijay T. John, the Leo Weil Endowed Professor in Engineering at Tulane University, on January 23 in University Hall on the campus of Louisiana Tech. John’s presentation titled, “Novel Lipid Nanostructures for Drug Delivery,” will take place at 3:30 [more]