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LETU to Host DOE Seminar on Fellowships, Research Grants


LeTourneau University will host representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy for a presentation to faculty and students from area colleges and universities interested in summer fellowships, research grants and other collaborations with the DOE and national laboratories.

The free presentation will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Education Building auditorium on the LETU main campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. in Longview. Students and faculty from area community colleges, colleges and universities are welcome to attend.

Making the presentation will be DOE program director Steve Karsjen, who will discuss the summer fellowship application process. Participants are encouraged to bring their mobile devices.

Material science engineer of Ames National Lab Dr. Steven Martin will present DOE research on solid state electrolytes for lithium ion batteries. Solid state electrolytes may increase the power density of lithium ion batteries by an order of magnitude, giving new lithium-ion batteries an energy density greater than current petroleum fuels.

The visit is one of the first opportunities to come from LETU's partnership with Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University, which hosts the Ames Laboratory.

LETU has recently launched a 4 1 year master's degree agreement with Iowa State University to begin a chemical engineering program enabling students to obtain a bachelor's degree in chemistry with a chemical engineering concentration from LETU and a master's degree in chemical engineering from Iowa State in five years.

For more information on the 4 1 chemical engineering program between LeTourneau and Iowa State, call LETU's College of Education, Arts and Sciences at (903) 233-3310, or send an email to the dean, Dr. Larry Frazier, at LarryFrazier@letu.edu or chemistry professor Dr. Gary DeBoer at GaryDeBoer@letu.edu.

LeTourneau University is the polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU's residential campus in Longview, Texas, and in hybrid and fully online options at centers in Dallas and Houston.

Categories: Engineering