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Sigma Xi Science Café series to showcase Cyber Security

Louisiana Tech University’s chapter of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society will host a discussion titled “Cyber Storm: Hacking Our Way to Cyber Security Awareness,” at 6:00 p.m. January 9 as part of the society’s Science Café series The place is Log Cabin Grill & Market, 1906 Farmerville Hwy., Ruston; the event is free [more]

Louisiana Tech earns $3.5-plus million grant for cybersecurity initiative

Louisiana Tech University, one of the nation’s leaders in training the next generation of professionals who will protect the country’s cybersecurity threats, has received a grant that is expected to total $3,531,750 over five years to enhance its cybersecurity programs. The grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation and will be used to support [more]

Prestigious and well-earned honor for Iasemidis, named IEEE Fellow

Leonidas Iasemidis, professor and Rhodes Eminent Scholar Chair of Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow. Iasemidis is being recognized for his contributions to “epileptic seizure prediction and closed-loop brain stimulation.” The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of [more]

‘New Frontiers’ series continues Dec. 11 with stem cell presentation

Louisiana Tech’s “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series” continues Monday, Dec. 11, with a presentation from Jeff Gimble, co-founder and chief scientific officer of LaCell, a New Orleans-based company that provides researchers and the biotechnology community high quality adult stem cells and reagents. Presentation: “Adipose-Derived Cells in Regenerative Medicine” Monday, Dec. 11, 3:30 p.m., University [more]

State’s general contractors donate nearly $200,000 to support Louisiana Tech

The Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors has made a donation of $92,327.14 from the volunteer contractor contributions to Louisiana Tech University in support of the construction engineering program in Tech’s College of Engineering and Science. Also, the Contractors Educational Trust Fund (CETF) made a donation of $50,000 to support the same program, and CETF [more]

TTC Industry Advisory Board provides guidance for 2018

Louisiana Tech University’s world-renowned Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) recently welcomed its Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to campus for meetings with TTC faculty, staff, and students. The IAB is composed of representatives from internationally renowned companies within the trenchless technology field and provides valuable guidance to the Trenchless Technology Center. The 2017 meeting continues a tradition [more]

‘New Frontiers’ series continues Nov. 6 with ‘tissue remodeling’ presentation

Louisiana Tech’s “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series” continues Monday, Nov. 6, with a presentation from Manu Platt. Presentation: “Quantitative Dissection of Proteolytic Networks Governing Tissue Remodeling in Health and Disease.” Monday, 3:30 p.m., University Hall; reception to follow. The lecture is open to the public; members of the community are encouraged to attend. Dr. [more]

LAPELS Board feeds, educates Tech student engineers on licensing

Today’s professionals helping tomorrow’s professionals. It happens all the time at Louisiana Tech. This week it was the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying (LAPELS) Board that met on campus to discuss with senior engineering students the importance of engineering licensure. Nearly 200 senior engineering students attended a presentation by representatives from LAPELS to learn [more]

ExxonMobil donates to engineering programs at Louisiana Tech University

ExxonMobil recently presented the Louisiana Tech University College of Engineering and Science (COES) a $9,000 check to help support engineering programs at the University. College of Engineering and Science alumni employed in leadership positions at ExxonMobil presented the donation for the civil, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering programs to COES dean Hisham Hegab. “ExxonMobil is [more]