College of Engineering and Science Graduate Student Council

College of Engineering and Science Graduate Student Council

The Louisiana Tech University College of Engineering and Science (COES) Graduate Student Council (GSC) serves as an official representative body for the current graduate students at Louisiana Tech’s COES. The council consists of a representative structure of elected members from the graduate student body. The GSC seeks to organize events such as academic seminars, workshops, and competitions to support scholarly activities as well as assist graduate students in their graduate and post-graduate work. The GSC also aims to create better communication among the students of diverse COES graduate programs with meaningful cultural and recreational events.

COES Graduate Students in the News

MOLLER grant team

Doctoral student develops award-winning ohmic curing technique for making pipes

Engineering Materials and Infrastructure Systems doctoral student and member of the Louisiana Tech University chapter of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) Stephen Gordon of Shreveport has developed an “Ohmic Curing Technique for GPC Pipe” to create pipes for underground construction from low carbon emission geopolymer materials.

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​COES doctoral student leads through service

Katya Opel began planning her college career in middle school. As a child, she knew she’d earn a doctorate – even if she wasn’t quite sure what she would study. Her path would become clear to her in high school when she interned with Principal Engineering, Inc., a civil engineering firm in Mandeville.

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Past Events

2022 Fall Festival

Graduate students at tables, enjoying a potluck meal
Graduate students and Sylvia Shultz enjoying conversation at the 2022 Fall Festival
COES graduate students and College Dean, Dr. Hisham Hegab enjoying a potluck meal at the 2022 Fall Festival

2019 Social

Graduate social at a bowling alley
Students visiting at the 2019 graduate social
Graduate students gathered in front of a rock climbing wall

African MegaFest

Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker and Tech President Dr. Les Guice with African MegaFest shirts on stage
People lined up a buffet at African MegaFest
Performers at the African MegaFest

2022 Graduate Student Council

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President

Rifat-E-Nur Hossain

PhD Student, Engineering

Micro & Nanoscale Systems Concentration

Email: rho011@latech.edu

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Vice President

Md Shafayet Alam

PhD Student, Engineering

Micro & Nanoscale Systems Concentration

Email: msa052@latech.edu

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General Secretary

Sai Deepthi Chappidi

PhD Student, Engineering

Molecular Science & Nanotechnology Concentration

Email: sdc047@latech.edu

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Treasurer

Xiaoyang Gao

PhD Student, Engineering

Micro & Nanoscale Systems Concentration

Email: xga001@latech.edu

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Public Relations Officer

Diego Segura Ibarra

PhD Student

Computational Analysis & Modeling

Email: das067@latech.edu

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Dr. Collin Wick

Faculty Advisor

Email: cwick@latech.edu

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Stephanie Robinson

COES Graduate Studies Office

Email: coesgso@latech.edu

Read the Graduate Council Constitution (PDF).