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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]

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]