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COES students to promote STEM to children at Ruston Farmers’ Market

Students from the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University will run a booth at the Ruston Farmers’ Market 2015 to showcase “Sensational STEMulations,” a project to will promote more diverse participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. The project, spearheaded by the Engineering and Science Association (ESA) at Louisiana Tech, [more]

College of Education receives grant to bridge gap between physical education, STEM fields

Dr. Braden Romer, assistant professor of kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University, and Mrs. Lindsey Keith-Vincent, director of SciTEC in Louisiana Tech’s College of Education, were recently awarded a $52,000 grant by the Lincoln Health Foundation to help develop a program to bridge the gap between physical education and the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) [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]

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]

College of Education to hold info session on Teaching, Leading and Learning Initiative

The Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education has created the Teaching, Leading and Learning Initiative (TLLI), a new program designed to deliver advanced educational programs to individuals in the Caddo and Bossier Parish areas. Louisiana Tech will formally launch the TLLI during an information meeting at 6:00 p.m. [more]

Kinesiology professor to present research at international symposium

Dr. Braden Romer, assistant professor of kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University, has been invited to present his research to an international gathering of colleagues at the Footwear Biomechanics Symposium on July 9 in Liverpool, England. Romer will present on a research project titled, “Footwear Effects on Lower Extremity Coordination,” which focuses on understanding the effects [more]

College of Education to host free summer learning extravaganza

The College of Education at Louisiana Tech University will host “Anything Goes!,” a free summer learning extravaganza, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. June 17 and 18, at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston at 212 N. Bonner St. in Ruston. Students who have just completed grades 1-3 are welcome to attend on June 17 and [more]

Louisiana Tech researchers contributing to noise safety standards for electric vehicles

The Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness (PDRIB) at Louisiana Tech University is conducting human trials to determine if electric and hybrid electric vehicles traveling at low speeds provide sufficient sound to be safe for pedestrians, especially those who are blind and visually-impaired. The World Blind Union (WBU), in partnership with the National Federation [more]

Schillinger selected to lead College of Education

Dr. Don Schillinger, the Chase Bank Endowed Associate Professor and interim dean of Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education, will assume permanent leadership of the College as the new dean, effective July 1. Pending approval from the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, Schillinger will replace Dr. Laurence Leonard who retired as dean of [more]

SciTEC staff, north Louisiana teachers study marine science at LUMCON

Staff from Louisiana Tech University’s Science and Technology Education Center (SciTEC) and a group of teachers representing schools around north Louisiana recently visited the Louisiana University Marine Consortium (LUMCON) in Cocodrie, La. as part of a year-long experiential STEAM pedagogy course offered through Louisiana Tech’s Office of Professional Education Outreach. Activities at LUMCON were led [more]