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Louisiana Tech researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants

- Breakthrough technology creates materials infused with cancer-fighting drugs, antibiotics -  A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery. The team comprised of doctoral students and [more]

Biomedical engineering professor to present at International Bioprinting Congress in Singapore

Dr. Mark DeCoster, the James E. Wyche III Endowed Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University, will present as an invited speaker at the International Bioprinting Congress, July 24-25 at the Biopolis Research and Development Center in Singapore. DeCoster, who is also a research faculty member in Louisiana Tech’s Institute for Micromanufacturing, will present [more]

Louisiana Tech students shine at Louisiana Startup Prize competition

Student and faculty entrepreneurs from Louisiana Tech University were among the top performers during the first qualifying round of the Louisiana Startup Prize competition held this past weekend in Shreveport. Teams participating in the Louisiana Startup gave short investor pitches during three “Sit & Pitch” roundtable competitions. Louisiana Tech alumni and former TOP DAWG New [more]

Louisiana Tech hosts student researchers for work in cyber, nanosystems engineering

Student researchers from institutions such as Vanderbilt University, University of Pittsburgh and Missouri University of Science and Technology recently traveled to Louisiana Tech University to participate this year’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. The visiting students gathered at Louisiana Tech to work with faculty and scientists on cutting edge research in cyber engineering, materials [more]

Louisiana Tech forms partnership with Argentinian university, strengthens global ties

Professor Guillermo Badenes, head of the International Relations Office at the National University of Cordoba (UNC) in Argentina, recently visited Louisiana Tech University and brought with him a Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities, which was signed by UNC Rector Dr. Francisco Tamarit and Louisiana Tech President Les Guice. The signing completed one more [more]

TOP DAWG New Venture Championship set for April 25

Business decks for innovative and creative products and services developed by students at Louisiana Tech University will be presented during the TOP DAWG New Venture Championship, Friday, April 25 in University Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. The competition, which is open to the public and sponsored by Bulldog Entrepreneurs, will take place between 10:30 [more]

Louisiana Tech selects area teachers for LA-SiGMA/Shell summer research program

The LA-SiGMA/Shell Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program at Louisiana Tech University has accepted ten teachers from elementary, middle and high schools across the region into its summer 2014 program class. David Andersen (Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts), Alex Chen (Forney High School), Theresa Do (Holly Ridge Elementary School), Anna Drago (Elm [more]

I-20 Top 20 to showcase innovation, entrepreneurship

Business and community leaders, technology entrepreneurs, and leaders in innovation throughout north Louisiana will gather at Louisiana Tech University, April 29 for the second annual I-20 Top 20 Regional Showcase. On display at the event will be innovative entrepreneurs, products, and services developed through the I-20 Corridor Regional Accelerator as well as a variety of [more]

Harvard professor to present final lecture in ‘New Frontiers’ series

Dr. Konrad Hochedlinger, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, will present a lecture titled “Understanding Cellular Reprogramming and Pluripotency” at 4:00 p.m. April 14 in University Hall on the campus of Louisiana Tech University. Hochedlinger’s presentation will be the final session in Louisiana [more]

Louisiana Tech students recognized for outstanding research presentations

Sixteen undergraduate and graduate students from across the Louisiana Tech University campus were recognized Wednesday for their outstanding oral and poster presentations during the 2014 Undergraduate/Graduate Student Research Symposium held recently in Scotty Robertson Memorial Gymnasium Louisiana Tech President Les Guice hosted the students in his office in Wyly Tower and congratulated them as they [more]