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Civil engineering student awarded scholarship for academics, leadership

An outstanding grade point average and leadership in engineering outside the classroom has earned Patrick Michael Reilly, a senior civil engineering student at Louisiana Tech University, a scholarship award for the 2014-2015 school year from the Scottish Rite Foundation. Reilly received the D. Walter Jessen Civil Engineering Scholarship which is awarded annually to rising junior [more]

History honor society chapter earns national distinctions

Louisiana Tech University’s Lambda-Rho Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, has earned national honors as the Division IV Best Chapter for 2014 and as the recipient of this year’s Nels A. Cleven Award. Chapters in Division IV are from colleges and universities with enrollments of between 10,000 and 15,000 students. Judging for [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]

COES receives support from ExxonMobil’s University Grant Program

ExxonMobil Corporation has awarded Louisiana Tech University $22,000 to support several programs in the College of Engineering and Science, as part of the company’s 2014 University Grant Program. Representatives from ExxonMobil were on the Louisiana Tech campus Wednesday to and presented engineering and science faculty and administrators with a check to be distributed among the [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]

Record number of companies, students attend Louisiana Tech fall Career Day

A record number of Louisiana Tech University students and potential employers looked toward each other’s futures last Thursday as the Counseling and Career Services Center hosted its annual fall Career Day in the Student Center on the Louisiana Tech campus. Caitlin Dartez, Louisiana Tech’s coordinator of employer relations for Career Center events and alumni relations, [more]

Louisiana Tech physics professor takes part in ASP2014 in Africa

Dr. Zeno “Dick” Greenwood, professor of physics at Louisiana Tech University, helped organize and implement the 2014 African School of Fundamental Physics and its Application (ASP2014) in Dakar, Senegal. Greenwood lectured and held tutorials on the use of grid computing to facilitate high throughput analysis of data, such as that produced at the Large Hadron [more]

Health informatics program ranked third most affordable in U.S.

MBA Healthcare Management, an online resource guide for students exploring and picking the best healthcare management programs, has ranked Louisiana Tech University’s Master of Health Informatics (MHI) program as the third most affordable in the nation. Tuition for Louisiana Tech’s MHI program, based on average in-state costs, was listed at $5,878, earning it the No. [more]

Louisiana Tech freshman enrollment up nearly 20 percent for second consecutive year

– Average freshman ACT rises to 24.7 as total enrollment increases by 2.3 percent – For the second consecutive year, Louisiana Tech University has seen a substantial increase in both the quantity and quality of its 2014 freshman class. According to the university’s fall 2014 enrollment report released Wednesday, the number of first-time freshmen enrolled [more]