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LETU Engineering Student to Present Paper at IEEE Regionals April 3-4 Virtually



allen-morrison-at-letu.jpgLeTourneau University electrical engineering dual-enrolled graduate student James Allen Morrison has been invited to present his research April 3-4 at the 2020 IEEE Region 5 Annual Business Meeting and Student Activities Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He was informed this week that amid all the chaos of conference cancellations due to the Coronavirus, he will still present his research and compete, but it will be done virtually through Zoom, instead of in person.

 “My research details methods for measuring the interactions that electromagnetic waves have with fluids that change their state with mechanical disturbances,” Morrison said. “This project lead to me submitting my paper to the IEEE Region 5 student paper competition where it progressed through the local and area competition. I have been awarded paid travel to the Region 5 conference where I will present my research paper for a chance to be published in the monthly IEEE Potentials magazine.”

Potentials Magazine is a publication for 140,000 graduate and undergraduate students and young engineering professionals to address global issues, technology, trends, and career development.

Morrison is a member of the LEGRange Senior Design Team designed to create a GPS constellation on the university’s Longview campus to provide over-the-air testing and evaluation of adversarial signals for use in military defense. The three-year project is funded by Sandia National Labs. Faculty sponsor is LETU engineering professor Dr. Nathan Green.

Morrison is a 4+1 Master of Engineering student who began the paper for a class and extended it to a year-long undergraduate research effort, overseen by engineering professor Dr. Hoo Kim.

“This project certainly has consisted of doors being opened by God and me walking through them by faith,” Morrison said.  

LeTourneau University is the Christian 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 wide range of disciplines online and at LETU’s 196-acre residential campus in Longview, Texas, located 120 miles east of Dallas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana. For additional information, visit

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