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PDRIB outreach specialist selected as 2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year

Sheena Manuel, an outreach specialist for Louisiana Tech University’s Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness (PDRIB), has been selected as the 2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Louisiana chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. Manuel’s work for the PDRIB led to this honor and her immeasurable contributions to educating blind [more]

Engineering students use 3D printing, sustainable materials to create UAV

A team of mechanical engineering students from Louisiana Tech University has used 3D printing and sustainable materials to create a custom unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that could help NASA improve its efforts to study UAV applications and establish an infrastructure to enable and safely manage the widespread use of low-altitude airspace. The four-person team comprised [more]

TOP DAWG New Venture Championship winners announced

A total of $12,500 in cash and prizes were awarded last week to the most innovative, student-developed product and service ideas at the 2016 TOP DAWG New Venture Championship at Louisiana Tech University. Awards were presented to the top three finishers in the competition with the “EZ Read Monitoring System” team (mechanical engineering majors Rhodes [more]

NFBR lecture series concludes with presentation by renowned botanist

Dr. Joseph Spatafora, professor of botany and plant pathology at Oregon State University and a 1986 Louisiana Tech University alumnus, will discuss his research during a presentation titled, “Phylogenomics of Fungal Secondary Metabolism” in the final installment of Louisiana Tech’s 2015-2016 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Spatafora’s lecture is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. [more]

Student art exhibit, auction showcases interdisciplinary creativity

Faculty from Louisiana Tech University’s biological sciences and biomedical engineering programs teamed up with art faculty from the School of Design to provide students with a unique opportunity to use their talents to promote Louisiana Tech’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. The apex of this interdisciplinary experience was the April 14 opening of [more]

Louisiana Tech history students honored for research

Three Louisiana Tech University graduate students in history were honored for their research efforts during the North Louisiana Historical Association’s annual spring banquet held this past Saturday in Shreveport. Eric Flowers, of Bossier City, took first place in the graduate division of the association’s annual W. Darrell Overdyke competition for the best research paper on [more]

Finalists selected for TOP DAWG New Venture Championship

Judges for the preliminary round of Louisiana Tech University’s 2016 TOP DAWG New Venture Championship have selected seven teams to progress to the final round competition which is scheduled for April 22 in the auditorium of University Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. The New Venture Championship is held each spring quarter and provides an [more]

Louisiana Tech hosts inaugural ‘Maker Month’ to celebrate makers, creativity

The Innovation Enterprise at Louisiana Tech University is proud to announce its inaugural “Maker Month” – a celebration of all things made and to showcase through exhibitions, competitions and galleries what students, faculty and regional entrepreneurs have created. Visitors to Maker Month events, which take place April 14 through May 18, will enjoy interacting with [more]

Engineering students recognized with award for ‘green’ research

— Poster on eco-friendly oil emulsification selected from over 230 international entrants — Renata Minullina and Abhishek Panchal, biomedical engineering graduate students from Louisiana Tech University and the Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM), have won the prestigious Poster Presentation Award at the Polymer Materials Science and Engineering Division of the 251st National American Chemical Society (ACS) [more]

Physics, computer science student earns coveted NASA fellowship

Darrian Mills, a freshman student in physics and computer science at Louisiana Tech University, has earned a prestigious Minority Research Scholars fellowship with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Mills, who is from Greenwood, Louisiana, earned the fellowship through the Louisiana Space Consortium for his research with Dr. Chester Wilson, associate professor of electrical [more]