Louisiana Tech celebrates incoming engineering and science talent

May 15, 2024 | Engineering and Science, Students

What do a balloon drop, a candy bar, and photo ops have to do with engineering and science? For select members of the Louisiana Tech University College of Engineering and Science Class of 2020 onward, the answer to that question is simple: it’s where you start your career.

Last month, 100 academic superstars and their parents got a rousing Tech welcome as Champ, Tech XXII, and the Band of Pride joined College of Engineering and Science faculty, staff, and students to celebrate the newest class of engineering and science talent to join Louisiana Tech.

Amid the sugar rush and accolades, each attendee signed a certificate codifying their decision to enroll in one of the 13 engineering and science majors: biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, construction engineering technology, cyber engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, instrumentation and control systems engineering, math, mechanical engineering, and physics.

“This was a good opportunity for these students to experience the COES culture first-hand,” Dr. Heath Tims, associate dean of COES undergraduate studies, said. “Most of these students have been to campus for tours, but this gave them and their families a better look at what they will be part of here. They get to enjoy the kind of fanfare that is generally reserved for athletes. It’s our way of welcoming them to the Tech family and touting the high-level academic talent that our programs attract.”

“Our Undergraduate Studies Office under the leadership of Dr. Tims created Commitment Day for incoming students to begin to build those community bonds before they even enroll,” Dr. Collin Wick, dean of the College of Engineering and Science, said. “It’s a special experience for these COES students, and our team of faculty, staff, and students knock it out of the park every year. I’m excited that they got to be part of the dynamic spirit and innovative culture that define a Louisiana Tech Engineering and Science education.”

The Class of 2028 commits are listed below.

– Abigail Aguilar, Biomedical Engineering

– Landon Amidon, Industrial Engineering

– Catherine Anderson, Chemistry

– Joel Anthony, Mechanical Engineering

– Mateo Apodaca, Civil Engineering

– Katherine Austin, Chemical Engineering

– Nathan Berthelot, Mechanical Engineering

– Gabriel Boudreaux, Computer Science

– Michael Brame, Mechanical Engineering

– Skyler Brassette, Mechanical Engineering

– Addison Brauer, Civil Engineering

– Riley Bryan, Mechanical Engineering

– Douglas Carney, Mechanical Engineering

– Cage Carr, Mechanical Engineering

– Sierra Carter, Chemistry

– Patrick Chambers, Civil Engineering

– Nathan Chance, Mechanical Engineering

– Ziana Chandler, Mechanical Engineering

– Grace Clay, Mechanical Engineering

– Nicholas Collier, Mechanical Engineering

– Robert Collinsworth, Mechanical Engineering

– Anna Colvin, Mechanical Engineering

– William Conklin, Mechanical Engineering

– Connor Cook, Mechanical Engineering

– Alexander Cosky, Mechanical Engineering

– William Craddock, Chemical Engineering

– Katelyn Crain, Civil Engineering

– Jonah Dempsey, Civil Engineering

– Peyton Desoto, Biomedical Engineering

– Dawson Donnelly, Mechanical Engineering

– Camden Falls, Mechanical Engineering

– Sarah Felker, Civil Engineering

– Aaron Fore, Computer Science

– Olivia Frazer, Chemical Engineering

– William Garner, Cyber Engineering

– Patrick Garrett, Mechanical Engineering

– Christian Gates, Computer Science

– James Gray, Biomedical Engineering

– Isaac Gremillion, Cyber Engineering

– Jacob Guidry, Biomedical Engineering

– Joseph Gulledge, Cyber Engineering

– Cole Guth, Industrial Engineering

– Lauren Harmon, Civil Engineering

– Karson Henry, Mechanical Engineering

– Hunter Hicks, Computer Science

– Henry Hood, Electrical Engineering

– James Hoyt, Electrical Engineering

– Roland Johnson, Electrical Engineering

– Caleb Kelley, Chemical Engineering

– Hunter Kidwell, Mechanical Engineering

– Cameron Kostelak, Biomedical Engineering

– Michael Kravitz, Mechanical Engineering

– John Kravitz, Mechanical Engineering

– Lawson Lerille, Computer Science

– Aaron Leshe, Mechanical Engineering

– Brealyn Lindsey, Biomedical Engineering

– Kale Little, Mechanical Engineering

– Jesse Llewellyn, Cyber Engineering

– Quentin Maese, Computer Science

– Cole Magee, Mechanical Engineering

– Gabriel Majors, Electrical Engineering

– Anniston Manley, Industrial Engineering

– Whyt Mattei, Mechanical Engineering

– Brandon Mitchell, Chemical Engineering

– Janey Mueller, Industrial Engineering

– Jason Nall, Mechanical Engineering

– William Navarre, Computer Science

– Alex Orgeron, Computer Science

– Solomon Pace, Mechanical Engineering

– Jonathan Peeples, Mechanical Engineering

– Declan Pickenheim, Mechanical Engineering

– Trentin Plunk, Mechanical Engineering

– Coy Powell, Mechanical Engineering

– James Predtechenskis, Civil Engineering

– Gavin Robichaux, Cyber Engineering

– Joshua Robinson, Mathematics

– Anthony Roubique, Civil Engineering

– Jack Sherman, Mechanical Engineering

– Cheyenne Stevenson, Industrial Engineering

– Ellie Stone, Computer Science

– Drew Sylve, Cyber Engineering

– Kylie Tate, Computer Science

– Braxton Thibodeaux, Computer Science

– Jack Tomlin, Computer Science

– Paul Toups, Mechanical Engineering

– Casey Vermillion, Computer Science

– Canaan Viator, Mechanical Engineering

– Caden Vinson, Mechanical Engineering

– Nathaniel Vise, Physics

– Garrett Walker, Mechanical Engineering

– Daniel Wall, Construction Engineering Technology

– Tanner Walton, Mechanical Engineering

– Eli Williams, Computer Science

– Matthew Willis, Mechanical Engineering

– Joshua Woods, Electrical Engineering

The COES faculty, staff and students look forward to welcoming all incoming students this fall. Check the COES website and calendar for more community-building activities.


About Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science:

Louisiana Tech University, a beacon of innovation in the heart of Ruston, is renowned for its rigorous academics and a strong focus on research and development. The College of Engineering and Science is a cornerstone of the university, housing its oldest major and being at the forefront of some of the most innovative educational techniques in the nation. Its faculty and staff have prepared generations of engineers and scientists for the workforce through cutting-edge programs and a commitment to hands-on, experiential learning, and they continue to build on those traditions.