Louisiana Tech to host energy conference in Shreveport

Oct 30, 2009 | General News

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University will host a one day conference entitled ‘Building Energy Systems for Tomorrow’ Thursday, November 5th at the Technology Transfer Center in Shreveport.

The conference will feature industry leaders from throughout the Ark-La-Tex area who will discuss nuclear energy, renewable energy, conservation and fossil fuels. The event will also highlight the exciting research being conducted at Louisiana Tech that is designed to help meet future energy needs. Fifteen of the energy systems research projects at Louisiana Tech University will also be highlighted.

Industry speakers will include Dr. Charles Turk of Entergy Nuclear who will discuss research and investments in nuclear energy; Dan Shapiro, President of Shaw Capital Investments, who will discuss alternate energy sources for the future; Kim Mitchell of Community Renewal International who will discuss Community Renewal and green building requirements; and Hilton Nicholson, President of Sixnet, who will discuss cellular innovations for the smart grid.

Technical sessions will feature presentations by Dr. Mike McDaniel, Professional-in-Residence, LSU Center for Energy Studies; Kevin McCotter, Director of Corporate Development in Louisiana for Chesapeake; and Nick Akins, Executive Vice President for American Electrical Power Company (AEP).

The conference will begin at 8am and lunch will be provided. There is a $25 registration fee. To register for more information, go to The Technology Transfer Center is located at 8028 Shrevepark Drive.

Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science is a nationally recognized leader in educational innovation whose goal is to become “the best college in the world at integrating engineering and science in education and research.” The College of Engineering and Science is one of fourteen universities and organizations nation-wide to become Implementation Network Affiliates for the Center for Advancement on Scholarship in Engineering Education (CASEE), a unit of the National Academy of Engineering.



Written by Catherine Fraser