College of Engineering and Science Announces 2024 Design and Research Conference

College of Engineering and Science Announces 2024 Design and Research Conference

Want to learn how to predict the impact of a traded player on his new Major League team or know the roster of nearby stars? The Louisiana Tech University College of Engineering and Science (COES) hosts the 2024 Design and Research Conference on May 9-10. It is free and open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and the public.

The two-day conference is held annually at the Integrated Engineering and Science Building (IESB). The first day of this event showcases the innovative work of our students from their first year through graduation and is the culmination of the “Living with Lab,” “Living with Cyber” and “Laboratory” programs. first-year physics” for first-year students. students in year of engineering, computer science and physics.

The First-Year Project Showcase will kick off the event Thursday evening. Starting at 6 p.m., the public will have the opportunity to speak with teams of first-year engineering and computer science students about the prototypes they developed this year and learn how these projects meet market needs and the process of construction. . Participants can experience the climax of the first-year physics lab as two groups present computer simulations: one offers a microscopic view of what’s happening inside a magnet and the other presents the first stage of creating CGI characters and their rotations in space.

On May 10, starting at 1 p.m., seniors from all engineering and science majors will present their prototypes and final year research and discuss how their projects could advance research and business processes in their domain or offer improvements to existing products on the market.

“This event showcases the hard work and creativity of our students and emphasizes the impact of their research and development efforts locally and globally,” said Dr. Collin Wick, dean of COES. “Our students begin to face the challenges of the job market in their first year. I am grateful to our academic and industry sponsors who work closely with these students to ensure they receive the best educational experience possible. Without their commitment, our students would not have these kinds of hands-on opportunities.

Dr. Heath Tims, associate dean of undergraduate studies at COES, added, “From innovative first-year projects to sophisticated advanced research, our students demonstrate remarkable ingenuity. This conference is a fantastic opportunity for the public to witness the future of engineering and science right here. College faculty and staff help make this happen.

Following the conference, on May 10, the College will host the Order of Engineering ceremony, during which new graduates will be inducted.

For more details on the 2024 Design and Research Conference and to learn more about some of the projects featured, please visit our website at research-conference/.

About the College of Engineering and Science:

Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science is renowned for its rigorous academic programs and commitment to fostering innovation and leadership in engineering and science education. Home to thirteen engineering and science majors, COES integrates unique degree programs that emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration and project-based learning experiences. This approach ensures that students gain in-depth theoretical understanding and practical skills applicable in real-world situations. By encouraging a blend of traditional study with cutting-edge research and industry partnerships, COES prepares students to become pioneers in their field, ready to solve complex challenges locally and globally.