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‘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]

Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology organizations name Outstanding Students

The Louisiana Tech student chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Associated General Contractors (AGC) organizations announced outstanding juniors and seniors at the annual Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology Winter Banquet. The students were selected for their leadership and academic excellence during 2017. The ASCE named Dayne Ghormley and Allie Thurman [more]

Engineering students attend leadership conference

Construction Engineering Technology junior Shelby Bishop and Civil Engineering senior Allie Thurman represented Louisiana Tech University as 2 of only 36 collegiate students invited to attend the 2018 Women’s Construction Leadership Seminar in Aurora, Colorado. Seminar sponsor Kiewit Engineering selected Bishop and Thurman from among applicants around the U.S. for their passion for construction and [more]

Chemistry professor receives international award for sugar research

Dr. Marsha Cole, lecturer of chemistry at Louisiana Tech University, has received the International Frank M. Chapman Memorial Poster Award for her research in the sugar industry. Cole received the award from the Sugar Industry Technologists for her research into the “Development of a Factory/Refinery Method to Measure Total, Soluble, and Insoluble Starch in Sugar [more]

Louisiana Tech students go head-to-head in math tournament

Feb. 1, 25 students from a variety of majors went head-to-head in Integration Madness at Louisiana Tech University, a tournament-style competition to see who would be crowned Supreme Champion of the Louisiana Tech Integration BEE. The title went to Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering sophomore Parker Willmon of Houston. For five rounds and more than 100 integrals, students [more]

‘Cognitive control’ spotlighted in ‘New Frontiers’ series set for Feb. 19

Louisiana Tech’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series continues with a presentation from Dr. Derek Nee, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University. Presentation: “Prefrontal Cortex Dynamics Supporting Cognitive Control” Monday, February 19, 3:30 p.m., University Hall; reception to follow. This lecture is open to the public; members of the [more]