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Louisiana Tech named a National Center of Academic Excellence for cyber education

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated Louisiana Tech University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The designation, which covers the 2014 through 2020 academic years, was awarded in recognition of Louisiana Tech demonstrated ability to meet the increasing demands of the [more]

Louisiana Tech contributing to FAA Center of Excellence, unmanned aircraft research

Louisiana Tech University will play a critical role in the future of commercial unmanned aircraft research and development as part of a national team of leading universities that comprise the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS.) The team of leading UAS and aviation universities and industry partners, led by [more]

‘Tea Time Talk’ to feature students’ solution for eradicating Ebola

The academic year’s final installment of “Tea Time Talk” at Louisiana Tech University, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday in room 317 of George T. Madison Hall, will feature three special guests who have developed a proposed solution for eradicating the Ebola virus in West Africa. The event is free and the public is cordially invited [more]

COES professor, TTC director earns national engineering society distinction

Dr. Tom Iseley, professor of civil engineering and construction engineering technology and director of the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for his accomplishments and eminence in the field of engineering. Iseley joins an elite group of renowned engineers [more]

Pharmacology researcher to present final lecture in New Frontiers series

Louisiana Tech University will close its 2014-2015 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series with a presentation by Dr. Bruce Bunnell, professor of pharmacology and director of the Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine at Tulane University. Bunnell will present a lecture titled, “Mesenchymal Lineage Stem Cells are Potent Anti-Inflammatory Mediators” at 3:30 [more]

Doctoral student selected as finalist at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

Varun Kopparthy, a doctoral student in Louisiana Tech University’s biomedical engineering program, was selected as one of five finalists during a special innovation pitch session of the New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week (NOEW) as part of the Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Entrepreneurship Network. PathoRADAR, a novel thermal-based detection technology for identifying pathogenic contamination developed by Kopparthy [more]

Louisiana Tech wins EDA grant award for I-20 Corridor Maker’s Innovation Network

– Funding awarded through Regional Innovation Strategies Program National Competition – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced Monday that Louisianan Tech University is among 17 winners of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) i6 Program national competition designed to advance innovation and capacity-building activities in regions across the country. Louisiana Tech will receive $499,959 [more]

Kinesiology department to host open house, unveil new laboratory

The kinesiology department in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education will host an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., April 17 in room 108 of the Scotty Robertson Memorial Gymnasium to unveil its new Sport and Movement Science Laboratory (SMSL.) The SMSL is a 2,000 square feet interdisciplinary research and teaching space within [more]

Kinesiology faculty present, student honored at national conference

Louisiana Tech University kinesiology faculty Dr. Jean Chen, Dr. Ali Brian and C. Smiley Reeves were invited to present research posters at last week’s 2015 Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America’s National Convention and Expo in Seattle, Washington. Joining Chen, Brian and Reeves was Jordan Ward, a graduate student in kinesiology at Louisiana [more]

Physics professor to lead discussion following “Particle Fever”

Dr. Lee Sawyer, director of chemistry, physics and nanosystems engineering and professor of physics at Louisiana Tech University, will lead a discussion following a screening of “Particle Fever,” Monday, March 16 at the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport, as part of the second annual National Evening of Science on Screen. Sawyer is one of the [more]