- Return to campus plan
- Safe health practices in response to the coronavirus pandemic
- Campus planning for COVID-19 positive testing results
- Tech answers the COVID-19 challenge
- CARES Act
- UPDATED State Travel Guidelines
- Travel Guidance from ULS
- COVID-19 ULS Directives
- Guidance from Louisiana Department of Health
- Online instruction considerations
- Guide for Teleworking
Dear Tech Family,
Good Saturday morning.
Hope you’ll get to get some sunshine and exercise this weekend. As we wind down toward the end of the quarter, please stay the course and keep doing great work!
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused challenges for all of our students, faculty, and staff, but I was privileged to witness our students meeting those challenges Friday afternoon with their senior engineering projects.
In the College of Engineering and Science, each graduating senior must present her or his capstone project and research. Usually, this takes place in a large event bringing faculty, students and alumni of the Louisiana Tech Engineering family together. This year, however, the conference had to be moved online.
The Senior Projects Conference is the culmination of the COES senior capstone experience – a yearlong series of hands-on and independent study courses where students develop solutions to real-world problems and create innovative products.
Yesterday, our students presented more than 100 projects via Zoom. You can find out a little more about them from the abstracts uploaded on the conference’s online portal.
Despite the difficulties involved in completing this type of hands-on experiential learning online, our students did it. Their professors helped them find solutions to real-world problems for local companies and government entities. Their work – like the work of all our students – will make a great difference for our city, state, and region one day.
To celebrate the accomplishments of these seniors, the College lit the dome of the new Engineering and Science Building in blue last night. Congrats to these seniors as well as those in our other colleges who are finding creative ways to continue these important hands-on experiences culminating their studies.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-21 academic year is now open. Please complete your application now so that it has plenty of time for processing before the beginning of the school year. Each year, we have a number of applications that come in right under the wire, and sometimes that can cause a delay in receiving your financial aid award.
Many students who have not been eligible for some grants and loans in the past may qualify now because of the severe economic impacts caused by the Coronavirus. The FAFSA also provides essential documentation that we need to award CARES Act grants. So, I encourage you to take the extra time to complete it.
Thank you for your attention, Bulldogs. Have a great weekend, stay safe and healthy, and I’ll talk to you again tomorrow.