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COES students to launch high-altitude balloon experiment during eclipse

A group of Louisiana Tech University engineering students and professors will travel to Carbondale, Illinois to launch a high-altitude balloon during the solar eclipse on August 21. The students have worked with Dr. Arden Moore, assistant professor of mechanical and nanosystems engineering at the Louisiana Tech Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM) as part of the NASA [more]

Napper fills in a piece of the puzzle for 276 of Tech’s newest graduates

Graduation speaker Stan Napper gave each of the 276 newest Louisiana Tech University graduates a jigsaw puzzle piece before they entered the floor of the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday morning for the school’s 321st Commencement Exercise. The message the retiring vice president for research and development conveyed by the end of his speech was that [more]

SciTEC provides professional development for Louisiana teachers

The Science and Technology Education Center (SciTEC) in the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University had the privilege this summer of serving as a state-recognized provider of professional development for teachers of science statewide. Through the S4 Teacher Institutes, educators from across the state engaged in rich, rigorous and relevant science standards exploration of [more]

Louisiana Tech friends, alumni gather again for annual Happening

For the 36th straight year, it’s Happening for Louisiana Tech University. The annual tradition continues starting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 17 as Blue Bayou: The Happening, a celebration of Louisiana Tech’s athletics, alumni and academics, is held at the Monroe Civic Center. The event will start with a 6 p.m. social and dinner with [more]

History professor delivers keynote address at national convention

Dr. Andrew C. McKevitt, assistant professor of history at Louisiana Tech University, delivered the keynote address recently at the 2017 Anime and Manga Studies Symposium at Anime Expo, the United States’ largest convention celebrating the world of Japanese popular culture. More than 100,000 fans of Japanese pop culture convene on downtown Los Angeles each year [more]

College of Education dean selected for national leadership group

Dr. Don Schillinger, dean of Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education, is one of six new members of the Deans for Impact – an exclusive group of national education leaders who are united behind a shared vision for a transformed educator-preparation system that graduates teachers prepared to measurably improve student learning. Schillinger, who is also [more]

Nursing graduates earn 100 percent pass rate on national exam

It was aces all the way for highly recruited Louisiana Tech University nursing graduates meeting a critical need in the health care industry. Louisiana Tech’s Division of Nursing reported a 100 percent pass rate for the National Council Licensure Exam by all of its 2017 nursing graduates. “This achievement reflects the exceptional quality and dedication [more]

Napper to serve as Louisiana Tech summer commencement speaker

Dr. Stan Napper, retiring vice president for research and development at Louisiana Tech University, will serve as the keynote speaker for Louisiana Tech’s summer commencement ceremony at 10:00 a.m. August 17 in the Thomas Assembly Center (TAC). In addition to Napper’s address and presentation of diplomas, the graduates from each of Louisiana Tech’s five academic [more]

COES graduate student awarded first place for research presentation

Jwala Parajuli, a graduate student in molecular sciences and nanotechnology at Louisiana Tech University, earned first place honors for presentation of her paper titled “Laser-based 3D printing: Metal segregation studies during the solidification process,” at last week’s Consortium for Innovations in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM) annual symposium in Baton Rouge. Parajuli’s winning paper describes a [more]

French language professor presents at national conference

Dr. Dolliann Hurtig, professor in the School of Literature and Language at Louisiana Tech University, recently participated in the National Conference of French Professors and Teachers of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) in St. Louis, Missouri. The annual meeting brings together members of the AATF, the largest association of French professors and [more]