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Interdisciplinary research leading to new UAV technologies




— P9000 customizable UAV provides industries with new mapping, imaging opportunities — Faculty from a number of academic disciplines at Louisiana Tech University are working together to develop new and innovative technologies in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that could impact industries from public safety to forestry to oil and gas exploration. Wesley Palmer, instructor of [more]

CBERS to co-sponsor Industry Day 2015




The Louisiana Tech Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) will co-sponsor “Industry Day 2015” along with the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport (LSUHSC-S). The Industry Day 2015 conference will take place on September 18 at the Louisiana Tech Shreveport Center, located at 8028 Shrevepark [more]

Doctoral student’s start-up company makes semifinals of ‘43North’




Student research can be big business at Louisiana Tech University. If you don’t believe it, just ask Louisiana Tech student Chris Boyer. Boyer, who is pursuing a Ph. D. in Molecular Science and Nanotechnology and is a member of Dr. David K. Mills’ BioMorph Laboratory, launched a start-up company called Nano Developments, LLC in January, [more]

Louisiana Tech ranked No. 1 again in state in mid-career salaries for graduates




Graduates from Louisiana Tech University earn higher median mid-career salaries than graduates from any other university in Louisiana, according to PayScale.com’s newly released 2015-2016 College Salary Report. Louisiana Tech ranks No. 1 among Louisiana’s public and private institutions with mid-career graduates earning an average of $86,200 annually. Louisiana State University was second in the mid-career [more]

Education professor receives International Literacy Association award




Dr. Carrice Cummins, endowed professor of education at Louisiana Tech University, has been awarded the International Literacy Association’s Special Service Award, which recognizes individuals who are working to advance literacy in schools and communities, is given periodically for unusual and distinguished service to ILA. Cummins was the past president of ILA (then the International Reading [more]

Louisiana Tech researchers discover synthesis of a new nanomaterial




— Interdisciplinary team creates biocomposite for first time using physiological conditions — Faculty at Louisiana Tech University have discovered, for the first time, a new nanocomposite formed by the self-assembly of copper and a biological component that occurs under physiological conditions, which are similar to those found in the human body and could be used [more]

Stegall honors Louisiana Tech summer grads, encourages them to live the ‘Tenets of Tech’




Corre Stegall, former vice president for university advancement who recently retired after a distinguished 25-year career, served as keynote speaker Thursday morning for Louisiana Tech’s 313th commencement ceremony at the Thomas Assembly Center. Louisiana Tech President Les Guice honored the graduates with the awarding of 287 degrees including 18 doctorates. Before conferring their degrees, Guice [more]

COES receives gift from Louisiana State Licensing Board of Contractors




The Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors presented a generous donation of over $120,000 to Louisiana Tech University’s construction engineering technology program Wednesday, which was funded through a $100 fee that contractors pay voluntarily when they renew their licenses, to provide financial resources to support education. Dr. David Hall, director of civil engineering, construction engineering technology [more]

COES faculty to impact, contribute to $20 million NSF-funded consortium




Louisiana Tech University and faculty from its College of Engineering and Science will play an important role in a new state-wide consortium that will focus on research and development of advanced manufacturing techniques based on metals and alloys. Through a $20 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant recently awarded to the Louisiana Board of Regents, [more]

Nursing graduates earn 100 percent licensure exam pass rate




The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has announced a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Louisiana Tech University’s 2015 winter and spring quarter nursing graduates. Louisiana Tech’s 100 percent pass rate far exceeds the 86.8 percent NCLEX-RN pass rate reported by the National Council of State [more]