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Tech graduates largest class in history during two Saturday ceremonies

Louisiana Tech University graduated its largest class in University history during two commencement ceremonies Saturday. A total of 1061 graduates walked across the stage at the Thomas Assembly Center – 909 undergraduates received associate’s and bachelor’s degrees and 152 earned master’s and doctoral degrees. During his commencement address, Dr. Jim Henderson, president of the University [more]

Tech to award degrees to first cohort of UTeachTech graduates

Louisiana Tech University will award degrees to its first cohort of UTeachTech graduates at the Spring 2018 Commencement Saturday morning. Four students have completed the program, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Secondary Education. Justin Biggs (of Winnsboro), Allison Free (of Ruston), Chase Sanders (of Shreveport) and Kayla Nicole Schubert [more]

Student selected as 2018 Louisiana Distinguished Civil Engineering Senior

Civil Engineering student Josh Ridley has been selected as a 2018 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Louisiana Section Distinguished Civil Engineering Senior Student Award. As part of his award, Ridley attended the Louisiana Section Spring Conference Awards Luncheon in Baton Rouge, where he participated in workshop sessions and received a plaque, a small nameplate [more]

First-year engineering students present prototypes, win awards

Each year, first-year engineering students at Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science present novel products that they have developed over a series of yearlong Living with the Lab and Living with Cyber courses. Over the course of a year, first-year students learn the basics of programming and choose a product for the market. They then [more]

Graduate spotlight: Courtney Smith

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on Louisiana Tech University Spring 2018 graduates. Commencement will be held Saturday, May 19, in the Thomas Assembly Center. The College of Applied and Natural Sciences, College of Business, and College of Engineering and Science commencement will begin at 10 a.m.; the College of Education and [more]

Physics professors contribute to groundbreaking research in precision measurement of the proton’s weak charge

A team from Louisiana Tech University helped the Q-weak experiment at the United States Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility develop a new method to provide a precision test of the weak force, one of four fundamental forces in nature. This result, published recently in Nature, also constrains possibilities for new particles and [more]

Grand Challenge Scholars program graduates six new Scholars

Six Louisiana Tech engineering students have completed the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars program (NAE GCSP) in the Spring Quarter 2018. This class is the largest single group of Grand Challenge Scholars from Louisiana Tech to date. Haley Dishman (mechanical engineering), Brian Elkins (civil engineering), Charles Anthony Ellis (biomedical engineering), Johnny Negrete (mechanical [more]

College inducts new Order of the Engineer members

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University has inducted 98 new members into the Order of the Engineer. The Order of the Engineer is a national organization that is open to engineering seniors and graduates from colleges with ABET accredited curricula, registered professional engineers and special engineers throughout the United States. At [more]

ExxonMobil matches employee donations with $165,015 gift

Thursday, ExxonMobil donated more than $165,015 to Louisiana Tech University as part of ExxonMobil’s Educational Matching Gift Program. ExxonMobil’s Jenny Johnson, a 1998 Chemical Engineering graduate from Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science, presented the check to Louisiana Tech President Les Guice and College of Engineering and Science Dean Hisham Hegab. “Louisiana Tech University [more]

Engineering and science doctoral student earns selective NIMS fellowship

Yusuf Darrat, doctoral student in molecular science and nanotechnology at Louisiana Tech University, has earned a National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) Internship Program Fellowship. Admission to the summer research program is highly selective, and competition includes applicants from around the world. Darrat’s contribution to collaborative research on the formation of metal clusters in halloysite [more]