A flying stop sign is outside of the bounds of what most people would believe possible, but engineering Assistant Professor John Frazier and his Engineering Technology 103 class at Grambling State University have made it happen. To be precise, they have successfully designed a flying replica of a stop sign.
Frazier said the project challenged the freshman engineering technology students to design and build a remote controlled flying polygon. The craft was made with blue core foam, carbon fiber rods, toothpicks, music wire, glue and other materials.
The economy has been in a slow recovery for quite a while now, and finding jobs can be a difficult prospect. But, thanks to a grant, Louisiana residents can get a leg up on the competition for free.
The Advanced Certifications and Training for Technology program is provided through a grant from the Louisiana Recovery Authority Innovation Workforce Program. Judi Null, director of ACTT, said the classes and program are geared toward helping Louisiana residents get back to work.
Five years ago Louisiana Tech University seemingly captured lightning in a bottle with the hiring of unheralded Michael White to take over as head coach of its men’s basketball program.
Now athletics director Tommy McClelland and Co. are hoping lighting strikes twice, and Tech has again captured one of college basketball’s up and coming coaches with this morning’s introduction of Eric Konkol as the new head coach of the Bulldogs in the Waggonner Room of the Thomas Assembly Center.
CHATHAM — Gov. Bobby Jindal announced a legislative proposal Monday to bond out half of the State Highway Improvement Fund, which will generate $325 million to repair nearly 1,000 miles of roads across Louisiana, in nearly every parish.
The State Highway Improvement Fund was created exclusively to fund state roads classified as non-federal aid routes that are not eligible for federal funding. Non-federal aid routes are made up of mostly rural roads. Unlike major roadways, non-federal aid routes are not eligible for matching funds from the federal government, which means there is less money available to fund projects for rural roads throughout the state.