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Louisiana Tech selects area teachers for LA-SiGMA/Shell summer research program

The LA-SiGMA/Shell Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program at Louisiana Tech University has accepted ten teachers from elementary, middle and high schools across the region into its summer 2014 program class. David Andersen (Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts), Alex Chen (Forney High School), Theresa Do (Holly Ridge Elementary School), Anna Drago (Elm [more]

Louisiana Tech welcomes Caltech researcher for lecture on infrared astronomy

Dr. Luisa Rebull, associate research scientist with the Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), will visit Louisiana Tech University, April 28 to discuss her work in infrared astronomy as part of the Wallace Herbert Memorial Astronomy Lecture Series. Rebull’s presentation, “From IRAS to Spitzer and Beyond: 30 years of Space-Based Infrared [more]

Engineering students win national design competition

Louisiana Tech University’s student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) won first place in the 2014 Best Senior Design Competition at the AIChE Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety held in New Orleans, La. The Louisiana Tech team, comprised of Jessica Davis, Jayme Ferro and James J. Horton, presented [more]

Louisiana Tech students return to Shell Eco-Marathon with ‘Diesel Dawg’

Louisiana Tech University’s award-winning eco-marathon team will return to national competition, April 25-27 in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition in Houston, with a new student-designed vehicle named “Diesel Dawg.” The red and black, stealth design eco car will compete in the Urban Concept category along with their car from last year’s competition, “Tech Double X.”  [more]

Harvard professor to present final lecture in ‘New Frontiers’ series

Dr. Konrad Hochedlinger, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, will present a lecture titled “Understanding Cellular Reprogramming and Pluripotency” at 4:00 p.m. April 14 in University Hall on the campus of Louisiana Tech University. Hochedlinger’s presentation will be the final session in Louisiana [more]

Engineering students sweep concrete canoe awards at ASCE competition

Students from Louisiana Tech University’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) won first place in the concrete canoe competition during last week’s Deep South Regional Conference hosted by Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn. The Louisiana Tech students went up against teams from 14 other southern universities in several events including concrete [more]

College of Engineering and Science honors outstanding students, faculty

Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science has announced its 2014 Outstanding Students and Faculty.  Each year, faculty and staff from the College of Engineering and Science select juniors and seniors from all majors who have excelled academically and who have been active in college events and organizations.  Students, in turn, select two outstanding [more]

AEP Foundation gift makes big impact on engineering building campaign

The American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation has generously made a $500,000 gift to Louisiana Tech University and its College of Engineering and Science in support of their campaign to construct a new Integrated Engineering and Science Education building adjacent from Bogard Hall. The building will provide the College of Engineering and Science with an additional [more]

COES hosts nearly 600 high school students for Engineering and Science Day

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University hosted nearly 600 students from 21 Louisiana and Arkansas high schools for its Engineering and Science Day 2014. Engineering and Science Day 2014 introduced prospective students to engineering and science at Louisiana Tech and featured a presentation by Lana Fountain Flakes, director of emerging initiatives [more]

Mathematics professor wins teaching award

Dr. Bernd Schroeder, academic director and Edmondson/Crump Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected to receive the 2014 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Louisiana/Mississippi Section Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award is given each year by the MAA to an outstanding mathematics faculty member who excels both inside and outside [more]