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TOP DOG New Venture Championship winners announced

A total of $12,500 in cash and prizes was awarded during the TOP DOG New Venture Championship at Louisiana Tech University. Awards were given to the top three finishers as well as for entrepreneurial spirit. This past October, teams developed ideas and competed in the TOP DOG Idea pitch. After the pitch, student teams had [more]

New ideas, growing businesses to be showcased at I-20 Top Twenty

Louisiana Tech’s University Hall will transform into a marketplace of ideas and innovation Tuesday, May 1 for the annual I-20 Top Twenty regional showcase. The event will feature ventures and founders who are leading economic growth across north Louisiana and will facilitate the formation of relationships between peers and experienced entrepreneurs alike. The Top Twenty [more]

Louisiana Tech earns $3.5-plus million grant for cybersecurity initiative

Louisiana Tech University, one of the nation’s leaders in training the next generation of professionals who will protect the country’s cybersecurity threats, has received a grant that is expected to total $3,531,750 over five years to enhance its cybersecurity programs. The grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation and will be used to support [more]

Louisiana Tech Wins National Competition for Funding to Support Early Stage Investing along the I-20 Corridor

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that Louisiana Tech University was one of a select group of institutions across the country designated for a $299,178 award under the Regional Innovation Strategies Program of the Federal Economic Development Administration. The award is for an innovative program developed by Louisiana Tech to help organize and activate the [more]

State’s general contractors donate nearly $200,000 to support Louisiana Tech

The Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors has made a donation of $92,327.14 from the volunteer contractor contributions to Louisiana Tech University in support of the construction engineering program in Tech’s College of Engineering and Science. Also, the Contractors Educational Trust Fund (CETF) made a donation of $50,000 to support the same program, and CETF [more]

‘Still Mount,’ ‘Life Drop’ teams lead Top Dog Idea Pitch

Louisiana Tech student teams pitched their new product/service ideas during the 2017 TOP DOG Idea Pitch sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship & Information Technology and Bulldog Entrepreneurs on Tuesday, October 24. This year’s event featured 20 teams delivering five-minute pitches about their ideas to see how professional judges rated their concepts. Students and community [more]

‘New Frontiers’ series continues Nov. 6 with ‘tissue remodeling’ presentation

Louisiana Tech’s “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series” continues Monday, Nov. 6, with a presentation from Manu Platt. Presentation: “Quantitative Dissection of Proteolytic Networks Governing Tissue Remodeling in Health and Disease.” Monday, 3:30 p.m., University Hall; reception to follow. The lecture is open to the public; members of the community are encouraged to attend. Dr. [more]

‘New Frontiers’ Series continues with Jason Doles of the Mayo Clinic

Louisiana Tech’s 2017-18 “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series” continues with a presentation by Dr. Jason Doles, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where he studies muscular disease and age-related atrophy.Louisiana Tech’s 2017-18 “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series” continues with a presentation by Dr. Jason Doles, [more]

Meet a ‘real’ scientist at the 2017-18 Science Café Series

The Louisiana Tech chapter of the Sigma Xi Research Honor Society launches its 2017-2018 Science Café discussion series at 6:00 p.m. on October 10 in the meeting room at The Log Cabin Grill & Market, 1906 Farmerville Hwy., in Ruston. Science Café is a series of public “chats” with researchers during the fall, winter, and [more]

2017-18 ‘New Frontiers’ series opens Oct. 2 with ‘immunotherapy’ presentation

Louisiana Tech’s “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research” series will open 2017-2018 by welcoming Dr. Patrick Cobb, Class of 1981. Presentation: “Immunotherapy: How it Changed (Almost) Everything in Oncology.” Monday, Oct. 2, 3:30 p.m., University Hall. Open to the public; members of the community are encouraged to attend. Dr. Cobb’s visit is sponsored by the College [more]