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Kinesiology faculty present, student honored at national conference

Louisiana Tech University kinesiology faculty Dr. Jean Chen, Dr. Ali Brian and C. Smiley Reeves were invited to present research posters at last week’s 2015 Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America’s National Convention and Expo in Seattle, Washington. Joining Chen, Brian and Reeves was Jordan Ward, a graduate student in kinesiology at Louisiana [more]

Louisiana Tech receives $1.45 million grant to support STEM teacher preparation

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have awarded Louisiana Tech University a $1.45 million grant to support teacher preparation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, as part of the national UTeach program. Louisiana Tech is one of just five universities nationwide selected to receive the [more]

Szymanski to present at conference in Japan

Performance enhancement and injury prevention will be among the topics Dr. David Szymanski, associate professor of kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University, will discuss during a series of presentations to the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Japan National Conference in Tokyo, Japan. Szymanski, who was recently elected to a second term on the NSCA’s Board [more]

NASA camp at SciTEC provides students with hands-on STEM experiences

Educators and counselors from NASA Stennis Space Center recently conducted a three-day “train-the-trainer” Astro Camp, focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), at Louisiana Tech University’s SciTEC Center. NASA provided instructions and materials to conduct the camp, titled “3, 2, 1 Blast Off!,” as well as additional materials for Louisiana Tech to conduct future [more]

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]

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]

Science, education partnership presented at international conference

Representatives from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science and College of Education were recently invited to present their collaborative work and highlight their outreach partnership to colleagues from around the world at the International Conference on Chemistry Education, held in Toronto, Canada. Alicia Boudreaux, outreach coordinator for the Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials [more]

Kinesiology professor reelected to second term on national board

Dr. David Szymanski, associate professor of kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University and strength and conditioning coach for the Louisiana Tech baseball team, has been reelected to a second term as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Szymanski, who was reelected during the NSCA’s national conference in [more]