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Louisiana Tech, CIC host global IT leaders for consortium meeting

– Focus on growing state’s cyber economy via academia, industry and government collaboration – Representatives from leading global IT and cyber industry companies, federal and state defense and economic development agencies, and legislative delegates converged on north Louisiana last week for a meeting of the Louisiana Cyber and Data Consortium (LACDC) – a collaborative endeavor [more]

Louisiana Tech students, professor contribute to textbook on nanotechnology

Two Louisiana Tech students from the College of Engineering and Science have “flipped the classroom” in their own unique way and are gaining experience as educators rather than just learners. Joshua Tully, a senior chemistry major, and Renata Minullina, a graduate student in biomedical engineering, have contributed an entire chapter to a college textbook titled, [more]

Cytogeneticist, Louisiana Tech alumnae to present as part of research lecture series

Dr. Jennie Thurston, director of the Parke Cytogenetics Laboratory in Charlotte, North Carolina and a Louisiana Tech University alumnae, will present a lecture titled, “Clinical Cytogenetics: From Microscope to Microarray” at 3:30 p.m. October 20 in University Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. Thruston’s presentation, sponsored by Louisiana Tech’s College of Applied and Natural Sciences [more]

Louisiana Tech, CSC workshop aims to develop curriculum to support high-tech workforce needs

Faculty from Louisiana Tech University’s cyber engineering, computer science, and computer information systems programs, and research and development group hosted over 30 executives from CSC, a global leader in next-generation IT, last week for strategic curriculum workshops. The teams gathered at the Louisiana Tech campus, clad in co-branded attire and in the spirit of collaboration, [more]

‘Green’ concrete technology developed at Louisiana Tech earns company LA StartUp Prize

Alchemy Geopolymer Solutions (AGS), an innovative concrete technology company that emerged from geopolymer research conducted at Louisiana Tech University, has won the inaugural LA StartUp Prize. Presented as “the most amazing entrepreneurial competition on the Planet”, LA StartUp Prize seeks to connect entrepreneurs with investors and to create “a culture of entrepreneurship” in Northwest Louisiana. [more]

Leading biomed professor, scientist to launch New Frontiers lecture series

The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick-off its second year at Louisiana Tech University with a presentation by Dr. Nicholas Peppas, the Fletcher Pratt Chair of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin. Peppas’ presentation titled, “Intelligent and Recognitive Nanoscale Systems for New Therapeutic Applications,” will [more]

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]