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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]

Kinesiology department to host open house, unveil new laboratory




The kinesiology department in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education will host an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., April 17 in room 108 of the Scotty Robertson Memorial Gymnasium to unveil its new Sport and Movement Science Laboratory (SMSL.) The SMSL is a 2,000 square feet interdisciplinary research and teaching space within [more]

Counseling psychology doctoral students earn coveted internships




For the third consecutive year, Louisiana Tech University’s counseling psychology Ph.D. program in the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences achieved a 100 percent match rate, with all six of its applicants being placed as part of the Internship Matching Program sponsored by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers. Louisiana Tech’s students and [more]

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]