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Nanotechnology developed at Tech leads to breakthrough in fuel conversion

Recognizing a national need to eliminate U.S. dependency on foreign oil and reverse large trade deficits driven by oil imports, Jupiter Fuels – a privately owned startup development company focused on proving the economics of breakthrough natural gas-to-liquid fuel conversion technology – is capitalizing on nanotechnology energy research taking place at Louisiana Tech University.

Fuel conversion technology developed at Louisiana Tech can covert natural gas to liquid fuel more efficiently, at lower pressures (meaning dramatically lower capitalization costs), than current industry methods. Private investors in Jupiter Fuels, which include James Madden and his sons Doug Madden, David Madden and John Madden of Minden, Louisiana, are joining with Louisiana Tech to embark on a $3.3 million prototype development effort.

Researchers from Tech to speak at national Air Force symposium

Three Louisiana Tech University researchers and a Louisiana Tech Ph.D. student have been invited to speak as part of this week’s Air Force Global Strike Command’s (AFGSC) annual Technology and Innovation Symposium at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City.

Co-hosted by the Cyber Innovation Center, the symposium is being held in conjunction with the Air Force Global Strike Command’s Global Strike Challenge competition. Both events provide an opportunity for academic and industry leaders to develop relationships and exchange ideas with industry and academia that support the Air Force’s newest command.

Tech’s Society of Women Engineers to attend national conference

Thirty-two members of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Louisiana Tech University will be attending this week’s National SWE Conference in Houston, Texas to participate in a variety of professional development sessions, hear from women engineers in positions of national leadership, and participate in a career fair featuring over 250 companies and universities.

The group, comprised of 20 women and 12 men, is the largest SWE contingent from Louisiana Tech to attend the national conference.

Mathematics professor wins teaching award 
Dr. Bernd Schroeder, academic director and Edmondson/Crump Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected to receive the 2014 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Louisiana/Mississippi Section Award for Distinguished Teaching.
 
The award is given each year by the MAA to an outstanding mathematics faculty member who excels both inside and outside the classroom at teaching, preparing students for competitions, recruiting students to major in a mathematical science, and influencing the field beyond his or her institution.