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Louisiana Tech team in Detroit to compete in Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2015

Louisiana Tech University’s award-winning eco-marathon team will return to competition at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2015, Friday through Sunday in Detroit, Michigan, with a new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle, “CHAMP,” as well as their award-winning urban concept vehicle, “Diesel Dawg.” Last spring, Diesel Dawg won first place in vehicle design and third place in [more]

Doctoral student selected as finalist at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

Varun Kopparthy, a doctoral student in Louisiana Tech University’s biomedical engineering program, was selected as one of five finalists during a special innovation pitch session of the New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week (NOEW) as part of the Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Entrepreneurship Network. PathoRADAR, a novel thermal-based detection technology for identifying pathogenic contamination developed by Kopparthy [more]

Cyber engineering students place at NSBE Cyber Case Competition

A team of students from the Louisiana Tech University chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) placed second in the EMC Cybersecurity Case Competition at the 41st annual NSBE convention held recently in Anaheim, California. During the competition, Aneatria Watson and Ashleigh Mulamula, cyber engineering students from Louisiana Tech, used a multi-tiered approach [more]

Concrete canoe, steel bridge teams win big at ASCE competition

The Louisiana Tech University’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge teams swept the 2015 Deep South Conference competition in Oxford, Mississippi recently, bringing nine awards back to Louisiana Tech and earning spots in the national competitions. Louisiana Tech won first place overall in the concrete canoe competition, earning awards in [more]

Louisiana Tech part of engineering education initiative announced at White House

Louisiana Tech University is among more than 120 U.S. universities who are leading a transformative movement in engineering education that was announced recently at the White House. In a letter presented to President Barack Obama, Louisiana Tech and the other participating institutions have committed to establishing special educational programs designed to prepare undergraduates to solve [more]

COES professor, associate dean visits White House for science fair

Dr. Jenna Carpenter, associate dean for undergraduate studies in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, visited the White House on Monday, and was on-hand as President Barack Obama interacted with young engineers and scientists from across the nation at the 2015 White House Science Fair. Carpenter, who serves as chair of the national [more]

COES student chapter of NASTT wins at 2015 No-Dig Show

Louisiana Tech University’s student chapter of NASTT (North American Society for Trenchless Technology) won two competitions at the NASTT 2015 No-Dig Show held last week in Denver, Colorado. The Louisiana Tech team won first place in the Student Chapter Presentation competition and first and second place in the Student Poster competition. Criteria used to rank [more]

Physics professor to lead discussion following “Particle Fever”

Dr. Lee Sawyer, director of chemistry, physics and nanosystems engineering and professor of physics at Louisiana Tech University, will lead a discussion following a screening of “Particle Fever,” Monday, March 16 at the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport, as part of the second annual National Evening of Science on Screen. Sawyer is one of the [more]

Renowned breast cancer researcher to speak as part of New Frontiers lecture series

Louisiana Tech University will host Dr. Robert Clarke, dean for research at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington, D.C., as the featured speaker for the fifth installment of its New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Clarke will present a lecture titled, “Modeling Endocrine Resistance in Breast Cancer” at 3:30 p.m. March 23 in [more]

Trenchless Technology Center making international impacts

Louisiana Tech University’s Trenchless Technology Center (TTC), an industry-leading research facility for the development of technologies influencing almost every aspect of trenchless construction methods, is continuing to lead the field of underground infrastructure development across the globe. Dr. Tom Iseley, professor of civil engineering and construction engineering technology and director of the TTC, recently traveled [more]