Louisiana Tech University’s Office of Research and Partnerships will host Experience the Impact: Research and Partnerships Week, Dec. 5-8. This will be the University’s first event focused on sharing the breadth and depth of research and partnerships on campus.
“We in the Office of Research and Partnerships had the vision to invite industry and government partners and other stakeholders to experience first-hand the impact that Louisiana Tech is making through innovative research,” said Dr. Sumeet Dua, Executive Associate Vice President of Research and Partnerships. “Louisiana Tech research makes a difference locally and globally, and this event will allow our partners to join us on the Road to R1.”
The week of events highlights four main areas of Louisiana Tech research – health and human science, resilient infrastructure, materials and manufacturing, cyber and national security – as well as innovative transdisciplinary research endeavors. The week will also allow participants to learn about emerging impacts for new research projects.
“Key faculty members have been working to prepare for this special week,” Dua said. “Each day allows the guest the opportunity to tour cutting-edge research facilities, meet our brilliant faculty and student researchers, and discuss what a research partnership with Louisiana Tech may look like. Some of them may be pleasantly surprised by the breadth and depth of our research and partnership endeavors.”
Throughout the week, partners and stakeholder groups will learn unique ways to partner with Louisiana Tech through Board of Regents-recognized Centers of Excellence like the Trenchless Technology Center, new endeavors like the Louisiana Tech Research Institute opening in Bossier City in 2023, and more.
In preparation for the event, faculty and administration will have the opportunity to take part in a Research Communication Workshop offered through the Office of University Communications. This workshop will provide a new perspective on communicating impactful research to all stakeholder groups.
“The language and messaging we use to communicate our research should be accessible to all stakeholder groups, no matter their prior knowledge on the topic, “ said Kelly Cole, Louisiana Tech’s Research Communication Specialist. “Whether it’s an interview with a representative from the state, a prominent donor, or a student wanting to pursue research, everyone should be able to experience the impact Louisiana Tech is making through research.”
“Louisiana Tech solves challenges through collaborative research every day, and our Research and Partnerships Week offers potential partners the chance to experience our campus and envision the possibilities working with our University provides,” Dua said. “We’re excited about the opportunities and creative discoveries that will come from this week.”
To learn more about Research and Partnerships Week and the research happening across Louisiana Tech’s campus, visit research.LATech.edu.