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PROGRAMMING SUCCESS: Industrial and Organizational Psychology graduates building better workplaces, workforces

This is the sixth and final article in a six-part series highlighting academic programs at Louisiana Tech University that are having significant impacts on the region and whose graduates are contributing to the growth of the economies, communities and competitiveness of north Louisiana. RUSTON, La. – Good companies rely on good people working in good [more]

Tech commencement speaker encourages graduates to persevere

Find inner strength and embrace the search for meaning. This was the message Dr. Pauline Leonard, professor and department chair in Louisiana Tech’s College of Education, delivered during the summer commencement address. “It has been said that it’s the unanticipated transitions, even the negative ones that can provide the greatest opportunity for change and growth,” [more]

Louisiana Tech researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants

- Breakthrough technology creates materials infused with cancer-fighting drugs, antibiotics -  A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery. The team comprised of doctoral students and [more]

Students from Louisiana, Oklahoma complete science program at Louisiana Tech

Middle and high school students from Louisiana and Oklahoma began the new school year by completing the STEM Student Experience program recently held at Louisiana Tech University and sponsored by the Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications (LA-SiGMA.) Before beginning a new school year, twenty middle and high school students completed a week-long science program [more]

Webre promotes new book in Guatemala

Louisiana Tech University history professor Dr. Stephen Webre traveled to Guatemala recently to take part in activities boosting his latest publication, a book titled “La época colonial en Guatemala: Estudios de historia cultural y social” (“The Colonial Era in Guatemala: Studies in Cultural and Social History”). Published by the San Carlos University Press in Guatemala [more]

Faculty member presents at Central American conference

The Garnie W. McGinty professor of history and interim associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Louisiana Tech University presented research at the 12th Central American Historical Congress in San Salvador, El Salvador. Dr. Stephen Webre was one of about 600 scholars from more than a dozen countries who gathered at the University [more]

Department chair to serve as keynote speaker for graduation

Louisiana Tech’s summer commencement ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, and the university’s own Dr. Pauline E. Leonard will serve as keynote speaker. Leonard, the department chair of curriculum, instruction and leadership in the College of Education, received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and her M.Ed. from St. Francis Xavier [more]

Kinesiology professor to present research at international symposium

Dr. Braden Romer, assistant professor of kinesiology in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education, will give a presentation titled, “Influence of Tactile Feedback on Muscle Activity During Walking,” at the International Running Biomechanics Symposium, August 15 in Calgary, Canada. Romer’s research project, which was partially funded by Adidas footwear, focuses on understanding the effects of [more]

COES associate dean, professor named president of national engineering network

Dr. Jenna Carpenter, associate dean for undergraduate studies and the Wayne and Juanita Spinks Professor of Mathematics and Statistics in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, has been named president of the Women in Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN) for 2014-2015. WEPAN is a not-for-profit organization with more than 700 members from engineering schools [more]