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Engineering and Science Foundation elects new officers, directors

The Louisiana Tech University Engineering and Science Foundation (ESF) is pleased to announce the election of new officers and directors for the 2016-17 academic year. Foundation members met in Ruston last week to elect officers, directors and associate directors. Zeffrey Lucas will serve as the next president of the ESF Board of Directors. Lucas is [more]


Louisiana Tech representatives selected to attend National Security Forum

Dr. Stan Napper, vice president for research and development, and Dr. Jeremey Mhire, associate professor of political science and director of the Waggonner Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy, represented Louisiana Tech University at the 63rd annual National Security Forum (NSF) held last week at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base [more]


Hofmeister to serve as spring commencement speaker

Louisiana Tech University will hold its spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 21 at the Thomas Assembly Center with John Hofmeister, founder and chief executive for Citizens for Affordable Energy and former president of Shell Oil Company, serving as keynote speaker. Hofmeister, who retired from Shell in 2008, works through Citizens for Affordable [more]


COES student team places in top 20 at regional competition

Louisiana Tech University’s SAE Baja team finished in the top 20 of nearly 100 collegiate teams competing in the suspension course at the Collegiate Design Series held recently at Tennessee Tech University. The objective of the SAE Baja competition is to provide students with a challenging project that involves the design, planning and manufacturing tasks [more]


Legal scholar to speak on history of ‘religious liberty’

The international history of a contentious contemporary issue will be featured as the department of history at Louisiana Tech University continues its annual International Affairs Speaker Series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at the Lincoln Parish Library. The visiting speaker will be Dr. Anna Su, an assistant professor on the faculty of law at [more]


Louisiana Tech Jazz presents spring concert

Louisiana Tech University’s Jazz Ensemble will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 in Howard Auditorium. The concert, titled “Retro-Central,” is a salute to the jazz/funk music from the ‘70s through the ‘90s, including the music of  “Tower of Power,” Steely Dan and Harry Connick Jr. Guest artists will appear with the [more]


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]


ExxonMobil makes generous donation to Louisiana Tech

ExxonMobil has donated more than $130,000 to Louisiana Tech University as part of ExxonMobil’s Educational Matching Gift Program to support engineering and science education opportunities for faculty and staff. Louisiana Tech College of Engineering and Science alumnae and ExxonMobil Slurry Process Technology Manager Jennifer Johnson recently presented the donation to Louisiana Tech President Les Guice [more]


Computer science program to host annual robotics competition

More than 90 students from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science are preparing for the future of robotics by competing in the annual Robot Competition hosted by the Computer Science program and sponsored by local tech companies, PioneerRx Pharmacy Software and Praeses. Teams of three to four Computer Science, Cyber Engineering and Electrical [more]


Farm sale to support agricultural sciences, forestry students

Animals suitable for raising, breeding, riding and consumption will be featured during Louisiana Tech University’s 46th Annual University Farm Production Sale, scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Tech Farm located on Louisiana Tech’s South Campus. Included in the sale will be 20 Black Baldy heifers and 20 F-1 (Brahman/Angus) heifers that will be exposed to [more]