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Colleges partner to host FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff

Colleges partner to host FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff

Louisiana Tech University hosted teams from nine local high schools to kick off the second annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. Participants, including students, faculty and staff from Louisiana Tech’s Colleges of Engineering and Science and Education, gathered in the University’s Integrated Engineering and Science Building in Ruston, where they brainstormed, shared ideas, picked up building kits, and watched as FIRST Robotics unveiled the 2020 competition theme: Infinite Recharge.

University recognizes outstanding graduates

University recognizes outstanding graduates

Each year, Louisiana Tech University honors Distinguished Alumni for their achievement in professional life, community life, and loyalty to the university. This year’s distinguished alumni were honored at a luncheon on Nov. 8 at the Davison Athletic Complex.

Kinesiology professor aims to ensure every turkey tangos

Kinesiology professor aims to ensure every turkey tangos

In early 2019, Kinesiology Associate Professor Dr. Jean Chen and two physical education (PE) specialists from Lincoln Parish, published two articles based on their work creating resources for PE teachers that connect class activities to holidays. Chen, Tammy Schilling, and Jeanie Rowland wanted to broaden the experience students have in PE. Their collaboration has brought exciting and creative ideas to engage students in the classroom, while ensuring all students succeed at being physically active in and out of school settings.

Students compete in TOP DOG pitch contest

Students compete in TOP DOG pitch contest

Oct. 29, 21 teams of Louisiana Tech students shared their innovative ideas in the annual TOP DOG Idea Pitch competition. During the event, each team had five minutes to make their pitches to judges. After, the room was opened to the public to view and discuss ideas.

Alexander wins LAHPERD Outstanding Future Professional Award

Louisiana Tech College of Education (COE) double major Katie Alexander, whose uncommon and nearly fatal experience fueled her journey toward becoming a sports psycholigist, has been named winner of the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (LAHPERD) Outstanding Future Professional Award.