COES student organization earns award for Engineering and Science Day

Nov 13, 2013 | Engineering and Science

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Students from Louisiana Tech University’s Engineering and Science Association (ESA) have been recognized by the Regional Conference of the National Association of Engineering Student Councils (NAESC) with an award for Best K-12 Event for their “Engineering and Science (E&S) Day.”

Louisiana Tech students Sean Semple, Taylor Van Coevering, Nathan Ruppel, Steven Helmstetter, and Andrew Rigley received the award at the NAESC held at the University of Kansas.

Louisiana Tech’s annual E&S Day event brings high school students from throughout the region to Louisiana Tech for a day-long program to learn about the different engineering degrees offered and the organizations they can be involved with at Louisiana Tech.

E&S Day has proven to be a great recruiting event for the College of Engineering and Science with enrollment growing each year since the event’s inception.  The ESA also hosts other student led and organized events throughout the year to benefit students including Gumbo Fest, Spring Release and E&S Week.

The NAESC attracted colleges from around the south central region of the United States including Texas A&M University, Oklahoma State University, as well as many others from Missouri, Kansas, and Texas.  Each year, schools from these and other states hold regional and national conferences to learn about each other’s Engineering and Science Associations.  Event ideas, freshman retention, and outreach plans are discussed at length to help grow each organization’s success. 

With one award under their belt, the Louisiana Tech ESA is going into the rest of the year with new ideas for further growth and involvement within the College of Engineering and Science.

Written by Catherine Fraser –