Engineering and Science Foundation honors recipients

Nov 9, 2010 | Engineering and Science, General News

The Board of Directors of Louisiana Tech’s Engineering and Science Foundation has named its 2010 awardees.
Each year, the Foundation honors faculty, staff, students and alumni from the College of Engineering and Science. Those honored when the Foundation met in October were Dr. Chester Wilson and Carol Bradley, and the university’s Student Eco Marathon Team and Student Concrete Canoe Team. Each recipient received a plaque and a monetary award.
Wilson, an associate professor of electrical engineering at Tech’s Institute for Micro-manufacturing, is widely recognized for his research work with alternative energy and defense issues.
Bradley, administrative assistant to the dean of the COES, has worked for Tech since January 1998. Before her present position, she worked in the university’s Air Force ROTC office. Bradley is the staff liaison for the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
The student Eco-Marathon and Concrete Canoe Teams each took first place in regional competitions last spring.
Dean Stan Napper said the awardees are representatives of the best of the college at all levels.
“The Engineering and Science Foundation selected wisely this year by recognizing Carol Bradley, Chester Wilson and our two multidisciplinary student teams,” Napper said. “Carol has served the dean’s office and the Foundation well and faithfully for many years and the board members appreciate her greatly. Dr. Wilson has successfully fulfilled all areas of the university mission: teaching, research and economic development. The two student teams represented Louisiana Tech well, technically and professionally in competitions against many other peer colleges. As dean of the college, I am extremely proud of all these individuals, and grateful to the Engineering and Science Foundation for recognizing them this year.”
Also receiving awards were Louisiana Tech alumni George and Jean Baldwin of Shreveport, Bill Bailey of Huntsville, Ala., and Ron Harrell of Houston. Each was recognized for his or her extraordinary service to the college. Bailey, Harrell and George Baldwin are members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, and Baldwin serves as treasurer.
The Foundation was established with the primary purpose of supporting the students and faculty of the COES. Members are elected annually and the board meets three times per year.
Written by Catherine Fraser