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Farm sale to support agricultural sciences, forestry students




Animals suitable for raising, breeding, riding and consumption will be featured during Louisiana Tech University’s 46th Annual University Farm Production Sale, scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Tech Farm located on Louisiana Tech’s South Campus. Included in the sale will be 20 Black Baldy heifers and 20 F-1 (Brahman/Angus) heifers that will be exposed to [more]

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Engineering students use 3D printing, sustainable materials to create UAV




A team of mechanical engineering students from Louisiana Tech University has used 3D printing and sustainable materials to create a custom unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that could help NASA improve its efforts to study UAV applications and establish an infrastructure to enable and safely manage the widespread use of low-altitude airspace. The four-person team comprised [more]

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Percussion Ensemble to perform May 9




Louisiana Tech University’s Percussion Ensemble will present its final performance of the school year Monday, May 9. The concert will include a popular xylophone rag titled “Triplets,” which features percussion major and Bossier City native Alek Gonzalez. Also on the program is Carlos Chávez’s seminal three-movement work, “Toccata for Percussion.” This sextet, written in 1942 [more]

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Chemical engineering students win at national design competition




Louisiana Tech University chemical engineering students Evan McDougall, from Prairieville, La., and Dustin Savage, from West Monroe, La., won first place in the 2016 Best Senior Design Competition at the AIChE Spring Meeting and 12th Global Congress on Process Safety held recently in Houston, Texas. McDougall and Savage represented Louisiana Tech’s student chapter of the [more]

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TOP DAWG New Venture Championship winners announced




A total of $12,500 in cash and prizes were awarded last week to the most innovative, student-developed product and service ideas at the 2016 TOP DAWG New Venture Championship at Louisiana Tech University. Awards were presented to the top three finishers in the competition with the “EZ Read Monitoring System” team (mechanical engineering majors Rhodes [more]

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English instructor to read poetry




Dr. Philip Estes, an instructor of English in the School of Literature and Language at Louisiana Tech University, will read from his first full-length book of poems, “High Life” on Wednesday, May 4. The free, public reading, followed by a book signing, is set for 5-6 p.m. in George T. Madison Hall Auditorium, Room 105, [more]

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NFBR lecture series concludes with presentation by renowned botanist




Dr. Joseph Spatafora, professor of botany and plant pathology at Oregon State University and a 1986 Louisiana Tech University alumnus, will discuss his research during a presentation titled, “Phylogenomics of Fungal Secondary Metabolism” in the final installment of Louisiana Tech’s 2015-2016 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Spatafora’s lecture is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. [more]

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COES honors outstanding students, faculty




Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science is proud to announce its 2016 Outstanding Students and Faculty. Each year, faculty and staff from the College of Engineering and Science (COES) select outstanding juniors and seniors who have excelled in academics and leadership for the College. Graduating seniors vote on the two faculty members who [more]

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COES student awarded prestigious internship, scholarship




Blaine Rutland, a junior physics major in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, has been awarded a Blue Waters Internship Scholarship (BWIS) to participate in a two-week intensive high-performance computing workshop. Blue Waters Scholars receive a stipend of $5,000 to participate in a High-Performance Computing (HPC) summer training program at the National Center [more]

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Student art exhibit, auction showcases interdisciplinary creativity




Faculty from Louisiana Tech University’s biological sciences and biomedical engineering programs teamed up with art faculty from the School of Design to provide students with a unique opportunity to use their talents to promote Louisiana Tech’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. The apex of this interdisciplinary experience was the April 14 opening of [more]