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Engineering students attend AGC Convention, earn scholarships

Members of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) student organization at Louisiana Tech University attended the 99th Annual AGC Convention and the 2018 AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo in New Orleans. At the convention and expo, which celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the AGC of America, 28 Louisiana Tech students showcased the University’s Construction Engineering [more]

Students honored for digital painting contributions

Cinthia Rincón and Anna Morris, two Louisiana Tech students enrolled in the winter quarter offering of ART310: Digital Painting, were recognized for their outstanding work in the relatively new program with a special weekday luncheon attended by University President Les Guice, faculty, and other administrators. Rincón, a studio art major from Houston, and Morris, a [more]

Civil Engineering student earns endowed scholarship

Louisiana Tech University Civil Engineering junior, Dillon Benoit, has received the James and Margaret Mohr Civil Engineering endowed scholarship from the Louisiana Engineering Foundation (LEF). The LEF promotes charitable, educational, and scientific objectives. As such, its top goals are to provide aid to engineering students and to provide guidance and information to high school and [more]

Louisiana Tech professor, alumni earn LES awards

Dr. Michael Swanbom, senior lecturer of mechanical engineering and program chair of instrumentation and controls engineering technology at Louisiana Tech University, has received the 2018 Engineering Faculty Professionalism Award from the Louisiana Engineering Foundation. The award was presented to Swanbom at the 22nd Joint Engineering Societies Conference held in Lafayette. The Engineering Faculty Professionalism Award is [more]

Science Cafe series to showcase Eco-Car Program

Louisiana Tech University’s chapter of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society is revving up for its final Science Café discussion of the school year, titled “Eco-Car: Training Students for the Future.” Tech’s Heath Tims, associate professor of mechanical engineering and Cajun Contractors Endowed Professor, will lead the discussion at 6 p.m. March 20 in [more]

‘The Digital da Vinci’ stars in ‘New Frontiers’ series set for March 19

Louisiana Tech’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series continues with a presentation from Scott Barrows, director of simulation programming at Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. The Jump Center is the largest medical simulation facility in the world. Presentation: “The Digital da Vinci: Advanced Applications [more]

Research published by electrical engineering professor selected as best paper

Dr. Kaushallya Adhikari, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, has published the 2018 European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) Best Paper. Adhikari was the first author on the paper, “Extending coprime sensor arrays to achieve the peak side lobe height of a full uniform linear array,” which was co-written by John R. [more]

Eco-Car team meets challenges, builds for future

A friendly bet led to the creation of the Shell Eco-marathon in 1939. Two employees determined that whoever could drive their car the farthest on one gallon of gas would win bragging rights, and the winner achieved a fuel efficiency of almost 50 miles per gallon. Almost 80 years later, modern teams around the world [more]

Grad Spotlight: Jessica Scoggin

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series on Louisiana Tech University Winter 2018 graduates. Commencement will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Thomas Assembly Center. Jessica Scoggin Age: 33 Hometown: Sharp Degree: Ph.D., biomedical engineering Jessica Scoggin graduated with a liberal studies degree from LSU-A in 2008 without a [more]

Construction Engineering Technology senior awarded selective scholarship

Ryan Laborde, construction engineering technology senior at Louisiana Tech University, has been awarded a North American Society for Trenchless Technology 2018 Argent Memorial Scholarship. Laborde was one of only six students nationwide to earn the $5,000 award. An awardee must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college, university or trade school for [more]