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Biomedical engineering professor invited to national symposium

Dr. Mary Caldorera-Moore, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected to attend the 6th Annual National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium on October 26-29 at the National Academies’ Beckman Center in Irvine, California. The Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium brings together the nation’s emerging engineering leaders [more]

Louisiana Tech researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants

- Breakthrough technology creates materials infused with cancer-fighting drugs, antibiotics -  A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery. The team comprised of doctoral students and [more]

Students from Louisiana, Oklahoma complete science program at Louisiana Tech

Middle and high school students from Louisiana and Oklahoma began the new school year by completing the STEM Student Experience program recently held at Louisiana Tech University and sponsored by the Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications (LA-SiGMA.) Before beginning a new school year, twenty middle and high school students completed a week-long science program [more]

COES associate dean, professor named president of national engineering network

Dr. Jenna Carpenter, associate dean for undergraduate studies and the Wayne and Juanita Spinks Professor of Mathematics and Statistics in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, has been named president of the Women in Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN) for 2014-2015. WEPAN is a not-for-profit organization with more than 700 members from engineering schools [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]

Biomedical engineering professor to present at International Bioprinting Congress in Singapore

Dr. Mark DeCoster, the James E. Wyche III Endowed Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University, will present as an invited speaker at the International Bioprinting Congress, July 24-25 at the Biopolis Research and Development Center in Singapore. DeCoster, who is also a research faculty member in Louisiana Tech’s Institute for Micromanufacturing, will present [more]

COES associate dean, professor appointed to SPTC leadership position

Dr. Jenna Carpenter, associate dean for undergraduate studies in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, has been named an associate director for the Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC). The SPTC is funded by the Department of Transportation to study weather impact on transportation infrastructure within New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The [more]

Louisiana Tech hosts student researchers for work in cyber, nanosystems engineering

Student researchers from institutions such as Vanderbilt University, University of Pittsburgh and Missouri University of Science and Technology recently traveled to Louisiana Tech University to participate this year’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. The visiting students gathered at Louisiana Tech to work with faculty and scientists on cutting edge research in cyber engineering, materials [more]

Louisiana Tech forms partnership with Argentinian university, strengthens global ties

Professor Guillermo Badenes, head of the International Relations Office at the National University of Cordoba (UNC) in Argentina, recently visited Louisiana Tech University and brought with him a Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities, which was signed by UNC Rector Dr. Francisco Tamarit and Louisiana Tech President Les Guice. The signing completed one more [more]