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Macromolecular scientist, engineer to present as part of research lecture series

Dr. Jon Pokorski, assistant professor of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, will present the fourth installment of Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series at 3:30 p.m., February 9 in University Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. “Biomimicry vs. Bioklepticism: Biofunctionalization of Extruded Polymer Nanofibers and [more]

HIIM professor featured on national medical association website

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has selected Dr. Prerna Dua, associate professor of health informatics and information management at Louisiana Tech University, to feature nationally as part of their “Faces of AMIA” website showcase. Dua, who also serves as director of the health informatics master’s degree program at Louisiana Tech, is one of just [more]

Graduate students selected to receive Sigma Xi grants

Two graduate students from Louisiana Tech University have been selected to receive grants from Sigma Xi, an international interdisciplinary research society, as part of the Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program. Tyler Sonsalla, who is pursuing a master’s degree in Louisiana Tech’s molecular science and nanotechnology (MSNT) program and also a master’s in applied [more]

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]