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COES students attend 2015 Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference

Four Louisiana Tech University physics students recently attended the prestigious 2015 Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference (CUWiP) at the University of Mississippi – one of six regional meetings nationally sponsored by the American Physical Society and the National Science Foundation. Representing Louisiana Tech were Caylin Colson VanHook, a sophomore electrical engineering and physics major; Rachel [more]

Macromolecular scientist, engineer to present as part of research lecture series

Dr. Jon Pokorski, assistant professor of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, will present the fourth installment of Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series at 3:30 p.m., February 9 in University Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. “Biomimicry vs. Bioklepticism: Biofunctionalization of Extruded Polymer Nanofibers and [more]

Engineering professor receives state faculty professionalism award

Dr. Jay Wang, associate professor of civil engineering and construction engineering technology and program chair of civil engineering at Louisiana Tech University, has received the 2015 Engineering Faculty Professionalism Award from the Louisiana Engineering Foundation. The award was presented to Wang at the 19th Joint Engineering Societies Conference held recently in Lafayette, Louisiana. Wang earned [more]

College of Engineering and Science announces 2015 Distinguished Alumni

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University is pleased to announce its 2015 Distinguished Alumni. These alumni are recognized as industry and community leaders, and serve as role models for future generations of engineers and scientists. The 2015 honorees are as follows: • William Rainey Brown, IV: civil engineering (1975), vice president [more]

COES receives gift from Phillips 66 to support student education, experiences

Phillips 66, a national leader in energy supply, has donated $15,000 to the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University. The gift will help the College continue to provide students with innovative, hands-on education to prepare future industry leaders for companies like Phillips 66. Dr. Hisham Hegab, dean of the College of Engineering [more]

Graduate students selected to receive Sigma Xi grants

Two graduate students from Louisiana Tech University have been selected to receive grants from Sigma Xi, an international interdisciplinary research society, as part of the Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program. Tyler Sonsalla, who is pursuing a master’s degree in Louisiana Tech’s molecular science and nanotechnology (MSNT) program and also a master’s in applied [more]

Chemistry professor named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Dr. Yuri Lvov, professor of chemistry and T. Pipes Eminent Endowed Chair in Micro and Nanosystems at Louisiana Tech University, has been named a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Lvov is one of only two academic inventors from Louisiana institutions to earn the NAI’s Fellow distinction for 2014. Election to NAI [more]

Biomedical engineering professor receives NSF funding

— NSF I-Corps program to help team commercialize artificial cell manufacturing for education — National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to develop and commercialize artificially-manufactured cells and cell platforms for educational, research and industry application has been awarded to a team of scientists led by Dr. Mark DeCoster, the James E. Wyche III Professor in Biomedical [more]

Molecular biologist to present as part of New Frontiers lecture series

Dr. Peter Setlow, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Connecticut Health Center, will present the third installment of Louisiana Tech University’s 2014 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series. Setlow’s lecture titled, “When the Sleepers Awake: The Germination of Bacterial Spores,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. December [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]