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TOP DAWG New Venture Championship winners announced

A total of $12,500 in cash and prizes were awarded last week to the most innovative, student-developed product and service ideas at the 2016 TOP DAWG New Venture Championship at Louisiana Tech University. Awards were presented to the top three finishers in the competition with the “EZ Read Monitoring System” team (mechanical engineering majors Rhodes [more]

NFBR lecture series concludes with presentation by renowned botanist

Dr. Joseph Spatafora, professor of botany and plant pathology at Oregon State University and a 1986 Louisiana Tech University alumnus, will discuss his research during a presentation titled, “Phylogenomics of Fungal Secondary Metabolism” in the final installment of Louisiana Tech’s 2015-2016 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Spatafora’s lecture is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. [more]

COES honors outstanding students, faculty

Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science is proud to announce its 2016 Outstanding Students and Faculty. Each year, faculty and staff from the College of Engineering and Science (COES) select outstanding juniors and seniors who have excelled in academics and leadership for the College. Graduating seniors vote on the two faculty members who [more]

COES student awarded prestigious internship, scholarship

Blaine Rutland, a junior physics major in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, has been awarded a Blue Waters Internship Scholarship (BWIS) to participate in a two-week intensive high-performance computing workshop. Blue Waters Scholars receive a stipend of $5,000 to participate in a High-Performance Computing (HPC) summer training program at the National Center [more]

Student art exhibit, auction showcases interdisciplinary creativity

Faculty from Louisiana Tech University’s biological sciences and biomedical engineering programs teamed up with art faculty from the School of Design to provide students with a unique opportunity to use their talents to promote Louisiana Tech’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. The apex of this interdisciplinary experience was the April 14 opening of [more]

COES hosts over 1,000 students, teachers for Engineering and Science Day

More than 1,000 students and teachers from high schools across the region gathered at Louisiana Tech University to take part in hands-on experiences and learn engineering and science applications at the 69th Engineering and Science Day. The Engineering and Science Day events are coordinated by the Louisiana Tech Engineering and Science Association (ESA) with student [more]

Student from A.E. Phillips Lab School places in state competition

Amanda Meng, an eighth grader at A.E. Phillips Laboratory School at Louisiana Tech University, placed fourth at the Louisiana State MATHCOUNTS Competition in Alexandria, for sixth-eighth grade middle schools, and will participate in the national competition this May. Meng placed fourth in the written competition and was the runner up in the countdown round among [more]

Engineering students recognized with award for ‘green’ research

— Poster on eco-friendly oil emulsification selected from over 230 international entrants — Renata Minullina and Abhishek Panchal, biomedical engineering graduate students from Louisiana Tech University and the Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM), have won the prestigious Poster Presentation Award at the Polymer Materials Science and Engineering Division of the 251st National American Chemical Society (ACS) [more]

Physics, computer science student earns coveted NASA fellowship

Darrian Mills, a freshman student in physics and computer science at Louisiana Tech University, has earned a prestigious Minority Research Scholars fellowship with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Mills, who is from Greenwood, Louisiana, earned the fellowship through the Louisiana Space Consortium for his research with Dr. Chester Wilson, associate professor of electrical [more]

Fine arts, biosciences faculty join forces to highlight student creativity

— Interdisciplinary effort features student designs to promote research lecture series — Students in Nick Bustamante’s ART 320 Painting class at Louisiana Tech University are using their artistic talents in digital design to promote biological sciences and biomedical engineering through Louisiana Tech’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. The interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty from [more]