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Louisiana Tech, Cyber Innovation Center partner for Louisiana Tech Research Institute

Over the past seven years, the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) and Louisiana Tech University have built a highly successful public-private partnership that has secured millions of dollars in research funding, created a knowledge-based economy in the region, and attracted national attention from industry, government, and communities. With the anticipated growth in the region over the [more]

‘Tech Talk’ staff, faculty win awards

Students and a faculty member from the department of journalism at Louisiana Tech University won 34 awards including 10 first place honors in recent journalism competitions. Students received 15 awards from the Louisiana Press Association, 10 from the Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Media Editors, and four from the National Federation of Press Women. Scott Boatright, who [more]

Historian selected to present work at international conference

Dr. Stephen Webre, Louisiana Tech University professor of history and interim associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, was one of 33 scholars from four countries selected to present his research at an international conference in Mexico City last week. Sponsored by the Directorate of Historical Studies at Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and [more]

Kinesiology professor to present research at international symposium

Dr. Braden Romer, assistant professor of kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University, has been invited to present his research to an international gathering of colleagues at the Footwear Biomechanics Symposium on July 9 in Liverpool, England. Romer will present on a research project titled, “Footwear Effects on Lower Extremity Coordination,” which focuses on understanding the effects [more]

Chemistry student awarded prestigious EPA Fellowship

Joshua Tully, a chemistry student at Louisiana Tech University, was recently awarded a Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for his research on natural clay nanotubes for water purification. The EPA awarded 34 fellowships for undergraduate students in 25 states and Puerto Rico. Tully was the only student in [more]

Five Louisiana Tech students set to compete in 2015 Miss Louisiana pageant

Five current and former Louisiana Tech University students will be among the 35 contestants vying for this year’s Miss Louisiana title later this month in Monroe. Preliminary competition will held on Thursday and Friday while the live telecast state-wide finals will be held Saturday at the Monroe Civic Center’s W.L. “Jack” Howard Theatre. Eva Edinger [more]

Online graduate history program makes national list

Louisiana Tech University’s online Master of Arts degree program in history has appeared on a new list of “Best Master’s in History Programs” released by GoGrad.org, an emerging expert information resource on graduate-level education. Since the first class was admitted in Fall Quarter 2012, eight students have completed Tech’s M.A. degree in history, fulfilling all [more]

School of Design students partner with MedCamps

Students from Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design recently partnered with MedCamps of Louisiana, Inc., to help the campers have an even better experience at camp. Louisiana Tech students worked to design and construct a Chiasmus archery and paintball range. The project is a barrier-free, wheelchair-accessible pavilion and gathering space for MedCamps that facilitates archery [more]

College of Education to host free summer learning extravaganza

The College of Education at Louisiana Tech University will host “Anything Goes!,” a free summer learning extravaganza, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. June 17 and 18, at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston at 212 N. Bonner St. in Ruston. Students who have just completed grades 1-3 are welcome to attend on June 17 and [more]

Louisiana Tech researchers contributing to noise safety standards for electric vehicles

The Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness (PDRIB) at Louisiana Tech University is conducting human trials to determine if electric and hybrid electric vehicles traveling at low speeds provide sufficient sound to be safe for pedestrians, especially those who are blind and visually-impaired. The World Blind Union (WBU), in partnership with the National Federation [more]