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Kinesiology, Agricultural Sciences students collaborate to beautify campus

Students from the Department of Kinesiology in Louisiana Tech’s College of Education partnered recently with students from the agricultural sciences student organization, Greenscape, as well as staff from the Louisiana Tech Greenhouse for a “Plant & Trim Memorial Gym” project. The group spent time planting a beautiful new plant and flower bed in front of [more]

HIIM professor receives national health information management award

Dr. Prerna Dua, associate professor of health informatics and information management at Louisiana Tech University, has been honored by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) with its 2015 Triumph Award for research. The AHIMA Triumph Awards recognize the excellence, dedication and service of health information management (HIM) professionals who have made steadfast efforts to [more]

Research chemist to present next installment of New Frontiers seminar series

Dr. Bryant Nelson, staff research chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will present a lecture titled “Fundamental Interactions of Engineered Nanomaterials with DNA and DNA Repair Proteins,” on October 19 as part of Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering seminar series. The presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m. [more]

Louisiana Tech to host renowned researcher, BRAIN Initiative pioneer

Louisiana Tech University and its Center for Biomedical Engineering Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) is proud to welcome Dr. Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., who will present highlights from his research in neuroscience and neural signal processing, and answer questions about the BRAIN (Brain Research Through Advancing Initiative Neurotechnologies) Initiative. The presentation is free and will take [more]

Biomedical engineer, Louisiana Tech alumnae to begin New Frontiers lecture series

The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick-off its third year at Louisiana Tech University on September 21with a presentation by Dr. Michelle Dawson, assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech and 1999 Louisiana Tech alumnae. Dawson, whose research is focused on manipulating cell mechanics to control [more]

Louisiana Tech to launch 2015-2016 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series

Interdisciplinary collaborations, alumni spotlights and features, and research discussions by renowned guest speakers will form the foundation for the 2015-2016 edition of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research seminar series at Louisiana Tech University. A presentation by Dr. Michelle Dawson titled, “Mechanics and Malignancy: Biophysical Approaches for Understanding Cancer” will begin the 2015-2016 series on [more]

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]

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]

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]

Endowed scholarship honors distinguished professor, veterinarian

For more than 40 years, William Green has served Lincoln Parish as one of the most highly regarded veterinarians in north Louisiana. From 1973 to 1999, he did so though his practice based in his hometown in Dubach. And since 1980, he has done so by serving as the university veterinarian and a professor of [more]