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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]

Finalists selected for TOP DAWG New Venture Championship




Judges for the preliminary round of Louisiana Tech University’s 2016 TOP DAWG New Venture Championship have selected seven teams to progress to the final round competition which is scheduled for April 22 in the auditorium of University Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. The New Venture Championship is held each spring quarter and provides an [more]

College of Business receives $500,000 gift for scholarships




The College of Business at Louisiana Tech University has received a generous gift of $500,000 for scholarships from an anonymous donor. The “College of Business REAL Scholarships” are for incoming freshmen (high school seniors) living in Caddo and Bossier Parishes, and are received in addition to funds from Louisiana’s Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS). [more]

College of Business’ DBA program ranked No. 5 in nation




Top Management Degrees, an online resource for information about business and management education and careers, has ranked Louisiana Tech University’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program No. 5 in the nation in its 2016 list of the Top 50 Doctorate in Business Management Programs. Designated as an Area of Excellence by the University of Louisiana [more]

Interdisciplinary faculty team selected for NSF Pathways to Innovation Program




A team of Louisiana Tech University faculty and administrators has been selected by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) as one of only 14 university teams to join the Pathways to Innovation Program in 2016. Dr. Kelly Crittenden, associate professor of mechanical engineering and nanosystems engineering, and Kyle [more]

TOP DAWG Idea Pitch to showcase student innovation




Louisiana Tech University students from a variety of majors are preparing to pitch their creative and innovative product or service ideas at the TOP DAWG Idea Pitch competition on October 27. Hosted by Louisiana Tech’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (CEnIT) and Bulldog Entrepreneurs, 18 teams of students will showcase their ideas from 5:30 [more]

TBDC’s Power Hour helps innovators, entrepreneurs expand businesses




In just one hour, innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, students and faculty can learn how to expand businesses successfully through seminars hosted by professional advisers through Louisiana Tech University’s Innovation Enterprise. At the Power Hour sessions, professional advisers will explain how to move from a new business idea to a basic action plan. Innovators can attend the [more]

Louisiana Tech named a National Center of Academic Excellence for cyber education




The National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated Louisiana Tech University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The designation, which covers the 2014 through 2020 academic years, was awarded in recognition of Louisiana Tech demonstrated ability to meet the increasing demands of the [more]

Economics students take part in Federal Reserve Bank program




Five Louisiana Tech University economics students participated recently in the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ 2015 Economics Scholars Program to learn more about the science of economic research and its presentation. Hunter Greene, Sarah Funderburk, Michael Lites, Priya Raj and Louisiana Tech’s 2014 Economics Student of the Year Erica Stewart, traveled to Dallas to participate [more]

New dean selected to lead College of Business




Dr. Christopher L. Martin, dean of the Frost School of Business at Centenary College in Shreveport, will assume leadership of Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business as its new dean, effective July 1. Pending approval from the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, Martin will bring 21 years of administrative experience at public and [more]