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Louisiana Tech University professor earns NSF Early Career Development grant
Date:4/24/2012

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"I am delighted to learn of Dr. Crews' award," said Dr. Eric Guilbeau, professor and director of Biomedical Engineering and director of Louisiana Tech's Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science. "He is an outstanding researcher who is applying fundamental engineering and biological principles to develop exciting new biotechnologies with high economic development potential. His research is an excellent example of what an investment in highly qualified faculty members and outstanding research infrastructure can mean for higher education in the State of Louisiana."

Significant and innovative education and outreach activities are integral components of Early Career Development grants. In Crews' case, these include an ongoing collaboration with Louisiana Tech's Science and Technology Center (SciTEC). As part of this work, Crews will adapt many activities of existing SciTEC summer camp programs into a "travelling" format. In this way, SciTEC will potentially be able to bring elements of their award-winning summer programs to outlying parishes in the region.

This NSF grant will also support a continuation of Crews' collaboration with Dr. Danny Hubbard of Grambling State University. Their mutual effort is aimed toward increasing the undergraduate research opportunities at Grambling State in high-tech fields, particularly those closely aligned with the research focus of Louisiana Tech's Institute for Micromanufacturing.


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Contact: Dave Guerin
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318-257-4854
Louisiana Tech University
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