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Doctoral student’s start-up company makes semifinals of ‘43North’

Student research can be big business at Louisiana Tech University. If you don’t believe it, just ask Louisiana Tech student Chris Boyer. Boyer, who is pursuing a Ph. D. in Molecular Science and Nanotechnology and is a member of Dr. David K. Mills’ BioMorph Laboratory, launched a start-up company called Nano Developments, LLC in January, [more]

Louisiana Tech researchers discover synthesis of a new nanomaterial

— Interdisciplinary team creates biocomposite for first time using physiological conditions — Faculty at Louisiana Tech University have discovered, for the first time, a new nanocomposite formed by the self-assembly of copper and a biological component that occurs under physiological conditions, which are similar to those found in the human body and could be used [more]

COES receives gift from Louisiana State Licensing Board of Contractors

The Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors presented a generous donation of over $120,000 to Louisiana Tech University’s construction engineering technology program Wednesday, which was funded through a $100 fee that contractors pay voluntarily when they renew their licenses, to provide financial resources to support education. Dr. David Hall, director of civil engineering, construction engineering technology [more]

COES faculty to impact, contribute to $20 million NSF-funded consortium

Louisiana Tech University and faculty from its College of Engineering and Science will play an important role in a new state-wide consortium that will focus on research and development of advanced manufacturing techniques based on metals and alloys. Through a $20 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant recently awarded to the Louisiana Board of Regents, [more]

College of Engineering and Science, ISERC to host grant writing workshop

Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science and the Integrated STEM Education Research Center (ISERC) will host a grant writing workshop for future graduate students, August 28-29 on the Louisiana Tech campus. The workshop is open to faculty and advanced undergraduate students who are interested in the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program [more]

Chemistry student awarded prestigious EPA Fellowship

Joshua Tully, a chemistry student at Louisiana Tech University, was recently awarded a Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for his research on natural clay nanotubes for water purification. The EPA awarded 34 fellowships for undergraduate students in 25 states and Puerto Rico. Tully was the only student in [more]

Engineering students, faculty inspire young minds at GLAMS Conference

Faculty and staff from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science and College of Applied and Natural Sciences recently gathered with eighth-grade girls from schools throughout our region at the 2015 GLAMS (Girls Learning About Math and Science) Conference in El Dorado, Arkansas. The event is designed to provide encouragement, through talks and hands-on [more]

COES announces video competition winners

Louisiana Tech University engineering students Evan McDougall and Joseph Higuera have won first and second place, respectively, in the College of Engineering and Science’s 2015 video completion. McDougall, a junior chemical engineering major, and Higuera, a sophomore mechanical engineering major, earned honors for their videos on “Why the College of Engineering and Science (COES) at [more]

Louisiana Tech named a National Center of Academic Excellence for cyber education

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated Louisiana Tech University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The designation, which covers the 2014 through 2020 academic years, was awarded in recognition of Louisiana Tech demonstrated ability to meet the increasing demands of the [more]

College of Engineering and Science hosts senior projects conference

The “hands-on education” that has become synonymous with Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science and its focus on solving real-world problems was on full display last week during the 2015 Senior Projects Conference held on the Louisiana Tech campus. Each year, the College of Engineering and Science partners with local industrial leaders for [more]