Ruston High School recently brought home top honors and a $1,250 technology prize for the school’s STEM program as the champion team for the 2012 Cyber Discovery 1.0 Camp. Held at Louisiana Tech University, the week-long residential camp focused on cyber security through a robotics model with intense and highly interactive connections daily. The camp featured discussion sessions, hands-on labs, a cryptographic treasure hunt/cyber-crime race, evening cyber-related film sessions and a final day cyber-challenge.
Willie Wright of Grambling recently won first place in the Biblical Spelling Bee sponsored by the Southwest Regional Youth Conference held in Mobile, Ala. Willie was eligible to compete after winning first place at the local competition sponsored by the Liberty Hill Baptist Association, as well as the district competition, sponsored by the Louisiana Baptist State Convention in Shreveport.
Award-winning Louisiana architect Michael Holly will speak on successful downtown revitalization in the latest installment of the free lecture series sponsored by the Cooley House Foundation, dedicated to restoring the historic home designed in 1908 for Capt. G.B. Cooley.
olly’s lecture will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the Ouachita Grand Plaza auditorium, 501 South Grand St., followed by a reception.
Dr. Andrew Schwartz, professor of neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss his groundbreaking research during a presentation titled, “Progress Toward a High-Performance Brain-Machine Interface” as a part of the “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research” seminar series at Louisiana Tech University.
The presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday in University Hall on Tech’s campus. Admission is free and all members of Tech and local communities are invited to attend.