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8:55am

Tue April 21, 2015
Local

Louisiana Tech engineering students drive forward Eco-marathon

Credit Shell

Louisiana Tech University engineering students built a diesel vehicle that got 338 miles per gallon on the streets of Detroit this month.

The students built a futuristic vehicle that competed in this year’s Shell Eco-marathon Americas. Louisiana Tech placed second in the UrbanConcept diesel category.

Tech has competed for the past seven years and currently holds the record for fuel efficiency in this category. Mechanical engineering professor Heath Tims is the faculty adviser for the eco-marathon.

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9:11am

Wed February 25, 2015
Arts

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities to honor Cokie Roberts

Credit ABC News

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has announced it will honor New Orleans native Cokie Roberts as its Humanist of the Year. Over the past 30 years, the award has been given out annually by the state’s humanities council as part of an effort to recognize the artists, authors and organizations making valuable contributions to the culture of the state.

The LEH’s Brian Boyles says NPR’s senior news analyst and ABC News’ political commentator was a perfect fit for the award.

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9:22am

Fri February 6, 2015
Local

Horticulturists to explain how to simplify Louisiana gardens at Ruston workshop

Horticulturist Greg Grant of Arcadia, Texas, says he's always digging up and moving around plants in his country cottage garden, but that's just because he likes to.

A half-day workshop Saturday at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston will show gardeners how to simplify their landscape so that maintaining it takes less time.

Greg Grant, a research associate at Stephen F. Austin State University’s Pineywoods Native Plant Center, is all-consumed by his country cottage garden in Arcadia, Texas. But he’s OK with that. He will tell gardeners to exercise discipline when they buy plants at the nursery, and to think about how the foliage will look well into the future.

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8:46am

Tue September 9, 2014
Arts

Video Game Jam in Shreveport/Bossier seeks gamers for marathon coding fun

Credit Mollie Corbett for DigiFest

Gaming enthusiasts will have two days to design a video game as part of the DigiFest South Game Jam that begins Friday at Cohab in Shreveport.

Teams will have one weekend to complete all coding and content as part of the competition. LSU Shreveport computer science and English instructor Jon Baarsch teaches a course about storytelling in video games and drawing connections to traditional literary works.

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9:03am

Tue December 17, 2013
Business

Louisiana Tech to discuss 'big data' with Ark-La-Tex firms

Louisiana Tech's Tim Bisping (left) and Jim Cochran are organizing a business analytics conference in Shreveport.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Louisiana Tech University is set to host its first conference on business analytics next month at its Shreveport Center. The discussion will focus on how to harness "big data" – all that valuable information people generate day after day. 

The ability to take big data and turn it into useful information for businesses cuts across all sectors, according to Jim Cochran, a professor of quantitative methods. Cochran has assembled a variety of speakers on big data.

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