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Chemistry professor named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Dr. Yuri Lvov, professor of chemistry and T. Pipes Eminent Endowed Chair in Micro and Nanosystems at Louisiana Tech University, has been named a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Lvov is one of only two academic inventors from Louisiana institutions to earn the NAI’s Fellow distinction for 2014. Election to NAI [more]

Biomedical engineering professor receives NSF funding

— NSF I-Corps program to help team commercialize artificial cell manufacturing for education — National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to develop and commercialize artificially-manufactured cells and cell platforms for educational, research and industry application has been awarded to a team of scientists led by Dr. Mark DeCoster, the James E. Wyche III Professor in Biomedical [more]

Louisiana Tech initiative provides opportunities for new businesses to flourish

Entrepreneurs striving to develop and grow innovative business enterprises in 2015 are invited to participate in Louisiana Tech University’s I-20 Corridor Regional Accelerator initiative, which provides training, coaching and networking opportunities that facilitates strong and steady progress for new business ventures. Beginning January 13, meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. every other Tuesday in [more]

Molecular biologist to present as part of New Frontiers lecture series

Dr. Peter Setlow, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Connecticut Health Center, will present the third installment of Louisiana Tech University’s 2014 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series. Setlow’s lecture titled, “When the Sleepers Awake: The Germination of Bacterial Spores,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. December [more]

Louisiana Tech receives $1.45 million grant to support STEM teacher preparation

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have awarded Louisiana Tech University a $1.45 million grant to support teacher preparation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, as part of the national UTeach program. Louisiana Tech is one of just five universities nationwide selected to receive the [more]

Entrepreneurs, innovators share ideas at ‘Won in One’ pitch competition

Entrepreneurs and innovators from Louisiana Tech University recently shared ideas for new business ventures and competed for cash prizes during the “Won in One” pitch competition. Won in One provides the entrants an opportunity to present their concepts in a way that is exiting, informative, and financially appealing. The competition is a component of the [more]

Louisiana Tech chapter of Sigma Xi receives Chapter Program of Excellence Award

Louisiana Tech University’s chapter of Sigma Xi, an interdisciplinary honors research society that encourages collaborative research and community outreach, has been recognized with a Chapter Program of Excellence Award for 2013-2014. The award is given annually to the top two to three percent of Sigma Xi chapters in the United States. Louisiana Tech’s chapter will [more]

Louisiana Tech, CIC host global IT leaders for consortium meeting

– Focus on growing state’s cyber economy via academia, industry and government collaboration – Representatives from leading global IT and cyber industry companies, federal and state defense and economic development agencies, and legislative delegates converged on north Louisiana last week for a meeting of the Louisiana Cyber and Data Consortium (LACDC) – a collaborative endeavor [more]

Louisiana Tech students, professor contribute to textbook on nanotechnology

Two Louisiana Tech students from the College of Engineering and Science have “flipped the classroom” in their own unique way and are gaining experience as educators rather than just learners. Joshua Tully, a senior chemistry major, and Renata Minullina, a graduate student in biomedical engineering, have contributed an entire chapter to a college textbook titled, [more]

Cytogeneticist, Louisiana Tech alumnae to present as part of research lecture series

Dr. Jennie Thurston, director of the Parke Cytogenetics Laboratory in Charlotte, North Carolina and a Louisiana Tech University alumnae, will present a lecture titled, “Clinical Cytogenetics: From Microscope to Microarray” at 3:30 p.m. October 20 in University Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. Thruston’s presentation, sponsored by Louisiana Tech’s College of Applied and Natural Sciences [more]