EDG Incorporated has teamed with Louisiana Tech to sponsor the university’s College of Engineering and Science Today’s Engineering and Science Leaders Speakers’ Series.

Featuring Tech alumni who have enjoyed distinguished careers, particularly in the fields of engineering and science, the programs are designed to allow professionals to share insights gained through technical accomplishments, broad leadership experience and personal success. The presentations are utilized to motivate and educate students, especially with principles that go beyond typical classroom instruction.

The most recent program was held Feb. 12, when William F. Marcuson III, 2007 president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a former president of the Louisiana Tech Engineering and Science Foundation, spoke in the IFM Auditorium on America’s Aging Infrastructure.

EDG is a consulting engineering firm based in Metairie that employs over 450 workers in offices worldwide. Tim Moreau, EDG Chief Operating Officer, is a 1978 graduate of Tech’s COES.

Moreau said that EDG is proud to team up with Tech on the series.

“Tech engineering grads hit the ground running, minimizing the amount of on-the-job training required to become contributors in the workplace,” Moreau said. “This is a tremendous benefit for employers and gives the Tech grad an edge in getting their career.”

Tech’s COES is a nationally recognized leader in educational innovation and its goal is to become “the best college in the world at integrating engineering and science in education and research.”

The COES is one of the 12 universities nationwide to become affiliated with the Center for Advancement on Scholarship in Engineering Education (CASEE), a unit of the National Academy of Engineering.

Written by T. Scott Boatright