Three Receive Project Funding From Student Tech Fee

May 6, 2022

BATON ROUGE, LA – Three LSU College of Engineering faculty and staff were recently awarded funding from the Student Technology Fee Oversight Committee’s call for discipline specific proposals. Across the university, 16 projects were given a total of nearly $1 million.

Receiving funding in the college were:

  • Senior Instructor of Mechanical Engineering Andrew Becnel, who was awarded $40,000 for his proposal, “Spatial Visualization Training App.”
  • IT and Instrumentation Manager Matthew Jourdan, who was awarded $28,067 for his proposal, “Origin Lab Software Implementation.”
  • Instructor of Mechanical Engineering Eamonn Walker, who was awarded $44,438 for his proposal, “Strain Sensing Present and Future.”

Proposals were evaluated for persuasiveness of concept in learning and teaching, appropriateness of technology to the field of study, number and range of students who would benefit from the proposed project, rank given by dean of college or vice president, rank given by Provost’s Office, degree to which the proposed project is appropriate to the objectives of the department/college/unit, value of investment, clarity of budget presentation, and the principal implementer’s experience with previous Tech Fee projects.

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