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COES offers new minor in actuarial science

Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics has begun offering a new minor in actuarial science. Actuaries manage and reduce risk, and work for companies in a range of fields, analyzing the potential for undesirable events to occur and helping to plan for those events. These actuaries are currently in high demand, especially in [more]

COES students participate in ‘Extreme Programming’ competition

The Louisiana Tech University student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), participated in its first ever IEEEXtreme 24-Hour Programming competition this fall. Twenty computer science, cyber engineering and electrical engineering students sacrificed sleep for the competition, which pitted seven Louisiana Tech teams against more than 2,400 teams from around the world, [more]

Engineering and technology management program among nation’s best

Louisiana Tech University’s master’s in engineering and technology management program has earned a spot in the top 20 of all engineering management programs in the nation, according to GraduatePrograms.com’s Fall 2015 rankings. The Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management program at Louisiana Tech ranked No. 17 in the nation and was the only [more]

ExxonMobil donates to COES programs

Representatives from ExxonMobil Corp. visited Louisiana Tech University recently to present a $22,000 donation to programs in the College of Engineering and Science, which will be disbursed among the chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering departments. “We are greatly appreciative to Exxon for their continued support for our engineering programs,” Dr. Hisham Hegab, dean of [more]

Research chemist to present next installment of New Frontiers seminar series

Dr. Bryant Nelson, staff research chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will present a lecture titled “Fundamental Interactions of Engineered Nanomaterials with DNA and DNA Repair Proteins,” on October 19 as part of Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering seminar series. The presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m. [more]

COES students to promote STEM to children at Ruston Farmers’ Market

Students from the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University will run a booth at the Ruston Farmers’ Market 2015 to showcase “Sensational STEMulations,” a project to will promote more diverse participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. The project, spearheaded by the Engineering and Science Association (ESA) at Louisiana Tech, [more]

Louisiana Tech to host renowned researcher, BRAIN Initiative pioneer

Louisiana Tech University and its Center for Biomedical Engineering Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) is proud to welcome Dr. Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., who will present highlights from his research in neuroscience and neural signal processing, and answer questions about the BRAIN (Brain Research Through Advancing Initiative Neurotechnologies) Initiative. The presentation is free and will take [more]

College of Engineering and Science joins national ASEE pledge

Louisiana Tech University and its College of Engineering and Science has joined more than 100 North American universities in a pledge to support diversity in engineering. Dr. Hisham Hegab, dean of the College of Engineering and Science, signed the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) pledge on behalf of Louisiana Tech “to provide increased opportunities [more]

Biomedical engineer, Louisiana Tech alumnae to begin New Frontiers lecture series

The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick-off its third year at Louisiana Tech University on September 21with a presentation by Dr. Michelle Dawson, assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech and 1999 Louisiana Tech alumnae. Dawson, whose research is focused on manipulating cell mechanics to control [more]

Louisiana Tech to launch 2015-2016 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series

Interdisciplinary collaborations, alumni spotlights and features, and research discussions by renowned guest speakers will form the foundation for the 2015-2016 edition of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research seminar series at Louisiana Tech University. A presentation by Dr. Michelle Dawson titled, “Mechanics and Malignancy: Biophysical Approaches for Understanding Cancer” will begin the 2015-2016 series on [more]