WASHINGTON (Press Release) - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Thursday that the National Science Foundation has awarded Louisiana Tech University a grant worth more than half a million dollars.
The $518,155 grant will go toward boosting Tech’s engineering program. The grant is part of a program that seeks to enhance the way students learn engineering in an effort to educate, retain and train more engineers.
“Louisiana Tech is already a premier university for studying engineering. President Les Guice and his faculty do a tremendous job of educating the next generation of STEM graduates. This grant will help them further their mission of meeting and filling these high-demand jobs,” said Dr. Abraham, a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
Dr. Guice praised the work of professor Marisa Orr for her work in the engineering program and her efforts in securing the grant.
“The impacts Dr. Orr’s work in helping students to make good academic decisions, which will affect both their college and professional careers, will be felt for beyond Louisiana Tech and long after the students graduate. I am grateful for the support of the NSF and the leadership of Congressman Ralph Abraham in fostering research and innovation at Louisiana Tech and all institutions of higher education in our state,” Dr. Guice said.